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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Residential Announcement (3/20)

Dear USF Residents,

On March 17, USF President Steve Currall notified all USF students that, based on guidance from our state leaders, USF would extend remote instruction through the end of the spring semester. We understand that this decision has significant implications for our many on-campus residents.

At this point, USF continues to actively work with the Florida Board of Governors, as well as with other state universities, to determine an appropriate solution for applying refunds and credits. There are several factors to consider, such as financial aid implications, and we want to ensure that these decisions do not have a negative impact on any of our students.

We know this is important to you, and we will continue to communicate with students and provide updates as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Please do not return to campus so that we can continue to limit our potential exposure as a community to COVID-19. We will be back in touch as soon as possible to provide appropriate guidance on a new move-out process that aligns with CDC guidelines.

If you do not have any other housing options or if you need to retrieve essential items, such as your computer or medications, please contact Housing and Residential Education at for Tampa residents and for St. Petersburg residents.

We deeply regret the inconvenience that these changes have caused you. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

The university’s highest priority is your health and safety, and we are making every effort to support you. We look forward to having you back on campus at USF in the future. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


USF Housing & Residential Education

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Coronavirus Updates

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

USF students, faculty and staff: Please check your USF email frequently. Your email will be used to convey targeted information.

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.