USF Hurricane Ian FAQs


Updated 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 –

General information:

When will USF reopen?

Based on the latest weather information and related closures in our region, all USF lasses
will be canceled starting on Monday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 29. Business
operations will continue on Monday. Employees should work with supervisors to determine
appropriate operational needs; supervisors are encouraged to provide appropriate flexibility
wherever possible. 

All campuses will begin closing on Tuesday, Sept 27. Specific details about building closure
times will be communicated on Monday. Only USF employees who are classified as essential
personnel and/or those identified by their supervisors as vital to campus operations
should report to work, come to campus or work remotely while campuses are closed. Please
contact your supervisor if you are unsure of your status. A decision about classes
and university operations on Friday, Sept. 30, will be made later this week.  

When will classes resume? 

A decision about classes and university operations on Friday, Sept. 30, will be made
later this week.  

When will updated information be provided? 

Our next update will be sent on Monday, Sept. 26.  Please check for any additional
updates via usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels, MyUSF and email. 

Where can I find updates? 

Updated information will be shared via usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels,
MyUSF and email. 

What should I do to prepare for the storm? 

The USF Hurricane Guide serves as a valuable resource for the university community. Students, faculty and
staff are encouraged to review their personal hurricane plans and monitor local weather
reports.   

Why hasn’t USF decided about Friday, Sept. 30?  

USF continues to monitor the latest weather information and impacts from the storm.
 Because the situation could change based on the track of the storm, the university
is waiting for more information before deciding when to reopen.  The safety of students,
faculty and staff is the highest priority as decisions are made about when to reopen
and resume classes. 

When campus reopens/classes resume, what happens if I can’t get back to class or work? 

Students who left the region because of the storm and won’t be able to return in time
for the resumption of classes should notify their instructors as soon as possible.
Employees who left the region because of the storm and won’t be able to return when
the university reopens should notify their supervisors as soon as possible.  Faculty
members and supervisors are asked to be patient and understanding with their students
and staff during these unique circumstances. 

When can students, faculty and staff visit campus? 

We only encourage essential personnel and residential students to be present on campus
until buildings reopen. 

The president has the authority to determine if the university needs to close for
emergency circumstances, like a hurricane. There may be times when the president will authorize
that some, but not all, USF campuses will close, so please pay careful attention to
which locations may remain open.  

Only employees who have been identified as essential personnel should report to work



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