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Heading to the MSC: Covid-19 Information
this is what you need to know
You are an important part of our MSC family and we are excited to welcome you back to the center of it all!
We are working hard to ensure we comply with CDC, campus, state, and local guidance
in making appropriate changes in our building. As you return to the MSC, know that
we prioritize safety while continuing to provide the best service possible to our
campus community. In this constantly evolving situation, we ask for your help by
following all signage as well as instructions from staff as we work together to create
a safe and welcoming environment for all.
We recommend you check the FAQs below to know if the services you need will be open during your visit.
|Monday - Thursday*
From 7pm - 9pm only the 1st floor of the building will be open
*Wednesday, Nov. 25
*Thursday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov. 29
|7am - 9pm
7am - 5pm
|Friday||7am - 5pm|
|Saturday & Sunday
Only the 1st floor of the building will be open on the weekends
|10am - 5pm|
|The first floor of the building will be open:|
|Monday - Friday
*We will close at 5pm on Friday, Dec. 11
|8am - 9pm|
|Saturday & Sunday||10am - 5pm|
|December 12 - January 3|
|The building will be closed during this time and reopen on Monday, January 4|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Face coverings are required for all patrons of the Marshall Student Center covering nose and mouth except when actively eating and drinking. Face coverings are required when inside univeristy facilities and encouraged outdoors.
A temporary ID Card pick up location has been set up in the first-floor shops & services hallway across from the USF Print Center and will be open from 9am-5pm. Please visit this page for more information on picking up your USF ID Card.
The MSC Information Desk on the first floor is open during building hours.
The USF Print Center is open Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm.
The first floor of the SG Computer Lab is open. Please visit SG Computer Lab to read through the new processes and procedures for using this space.
Please only enter from the main glass doors at the MSC's east entrance.
All study spaces are set up for appropriate social distancing so please do not move any of the furniture. And remember, masks are required.
At this time, the University is in Phase II of the reopening plan. The MSC will not be reserving any space for meetings or events until the University enters at least Phase III of the reopening plan. Please visit the COVID-19 Reservations Guidelines for MSC Events page for the most updated and accurate information about event timelines, processes and guidelines.
The signs and arrows you’ll see around the building are intended to create traffic flow patterns that promote six feet of physical distancing and help us all adhere to COVID-19 safety procedures. Please be aware of specific entrance and exit doors (both can be found at all main entrances to the building), designated seating areas, and one-way pathways as marked.
Entry/Exit designations are for guidance purposes. Those who need to access automatic doors for accessible entry and egress should continue to do so.
In addition to informational signage throughout the building reminding visitors how to be safe, the custodial crew at the MSC sanitizes office, open and general use spaces nightly utilizing a powered fogging system. A rigorous building-wide daily cleaning routine includes wiping down tables and cleaning the restrooms as well as cleaning and sanitizing high touch surfaces including doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons, handrails, etc.
Plexiglass screens have been installed at the Information Desk on the first floor, at dining point of sale locations, and in individual office spaces.
All drinking fountains are disabled, but water filling stations are still able to be utilized.
The MSC public spaces are equipped with hand sanitizer.
Two free hand sanitizers per month are available to students and staff from vending machines located on the first floor, in the vending area near the north entrance, and on the fourth floor in the Skypad Lounge. You will need your USF ID card to use these vending machines.
We ask that you also avoid congregating in hallways or stairwells. Please do not
move or adjust any furniture.
If the rest room is too full for safe use, please wait outside in the hallway practicing physical distancing.
Each elevator will display markers instructing a max number of occupants per USF Facility guidelines. Elevator button panels will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular intervals and sanitizer stations have been placed in each elevator. Consider taking the stairs whenever possible rather than the elevator.
The Skypad Gaming Room will remain closed at this time. The Skypad Lounge area is open with the exception of the large half-circle couches.
Yes, some of the MSC meeting rooms will be used as classrooms during the Fall semester. Click here for the full list of classes happening in the building.
Rooms will be set according to social distance standards and left that way throughout the week. Cleaning kits will be provided by facilities and instructions placed in each room so students have the ability to sanitize their personal space for classes.
Continue to follow all USF updates, FAQs and resources here.