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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Academic Continuity (3/13)

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing with an important follow up to my previous communications regarding our responses to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As you are aware, following a Florida Board of Governors’ directive, we are transitioning all of our classes to remote instruction following Spring Break, beginning Monday March 23 through at least April 5.

To support this swift transition, we have developed several critical resources, including a set of Frequently Asked Questions, a Faculty Toolkit for Instructional Continuity, and a Student Toolkit for Continuity of Support.

The Frequently Asked Questions provide answers to many of the important questions we have received over the last few days. Please note that this is a living document and will be updated as we work to respond to your questions and the rapidly spreading virus.

  • As a reminder, all courses must be transitioned and ready for remote instructional delivery beginning Monday, March 23.
  • Faculty are provided with training opportunities to help leverage Canvas and other tools for remote instruction. Both face-to-face and live stream sessions will be offered on all three campuses throughout Spring Break. I strongly encourage you to sign-up at your earliest opportunity to ensure timely transition to remote class delivery.

Most importantly, I want to thank you for your continuing dedication to the University of South Florida, and especially to the support of our students, during these challenging times.

Best regards,

Ralph C. Wilcox
Provost and Executive Vice President

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Coronavirus Updates

This is an evolving situation. Please refer to the most recent information presented.

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The University of South Florida continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as university leaders work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information.