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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important Reminder About the USF Thanksgiving Break

Dear USF students, faculty and staff,

Earlier this summer, USF’s leadership decided to transition all courses to online instruction following the Thanksgiving holiday. This is intended to minimize the risk of exposure among the USF community related to travel and gathering with family and friends. Starting Nov. 30 through the end of the semester, all classes will be held online, no in-person events or activities will take place on campus, and many campus services will be significantly limited (visit the Special Hours of Operation page for details).

Many student support services, such as advising and student financial aid, will be available remotely. Student Health Services on all campuses will maintain operations for the duration of the semester. 

  • Tampa Student Health Services: 813-974-2331
  • St. Petersburg Wellness Center: 727-873-4422
  • Sarasota-Manatee Counseling and Wellness Center: 941-487-4254

Residential students may remain in their residence halls for the duration of the semester. Students who plan to remain at USF until the end of the fall semester are strongly encouraged to avoid travel and large gatherings over Thanksgiving break.

Employees who can work remotely are encouraged to do so. If an employee cannot work remotely and must be on campus after traveling over the holiday, they must wear a face covering at all times and must do everything possible to keep their distance from other people at work while monitoring their symptoms for two weeks from when they return to the Tampa Bay region.

All members of the USF community should continue keep a close watch for COVID-like symptoms and should stay home if they don’t feel well. Face coverings remain required at all times on-campus, and individuals should maintain physical distance, disinfect workspaces and wash hands regularly. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or is suspected to have been exposed will be required to quarantine for two weeks, through the duration of the fall semester, including finals.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Please continue to refer to this website for the latest information and resources.

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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.