TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2022) – Based on the latest information on Tropical Storm Ian and related closures in the Tampa Bay region, the University of South Florida has cancelled all classes starting on Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 29. The decision will allow time for students to make any necessary preparations or make travel plans ahead of the storm.
For USF employees, business operations will continue on Monday. All campuses will begin closing on Tuesday, Sept 27.
Currently, residence halls and residential dining facilities on the USF Tampa and USF St. Petersburg campuses remain open. Student support facilities, including the libraries, counseling, wellness and recreation facilities, the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus and University Student Center on the St. Petersburg campus, remain open at this time. Revised hours for the week will be communicated with students, faculty and staff on Monday, Sept. 26.
USF Health clinical operations will continue with normal business hours on Monday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27. USF Health clinical facilities will close on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept 29. A decision about USF Health clinical operations for the rest of the week will be made at a later time.
Students, faculty and staff are urged to plan carefully, follow local weather reports and monitor updates from county and state emergency management officials.
More information from USF is available here. Additional updates will be shared via USF’s website and official social media channels.
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The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.