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Heading to the MSC: Covid-19 Information

this is what you need to know

updated 5.5.21

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. 

Spring Semester 2021 Hours from Monday, May 3 - Sunday, May 9
Only the first floor will be open but reservations will still be open for the private study rooms.  
Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 6 8am - 8pm
Friday, May 7 8am - 5pm
Saturday, May 8  10am - 5pm
Sunday, May 9 CLOSED
Summer 2021 Hours from Monday, May 10 - June 27
Only the first floor will be open but reservations will still be open for the private study rooms.  
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

*Please note: The building will be closed for Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31. Regular summer building hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to wear a mask?

Yes. Face coverings are required for all patrons of the Marshall Student Center covering nose and mouth at all times, except when actively eating and drinking.  Face coverings are required when inside university facilities and encouraged outdoors. 

There are numerous areas within the Marshall Student Center to eat, relax, or study in between classes or commitments. We ask that you please pay attention to all markings in regards to social distancing, seating, and study areas, as they are set for the safety of our patrons.


What services are available?

The Bulls Country Pharmacy and USF Dining Meal Plan Office are open from 9am – 5pm.

The temporary ID Card pick up location in the MSC has closed.  The ID Card Center has moved to SVC5012 with reduced hours, Monday - Friday from 10am-2pm until December 23rd.  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 USF Federal Credit Union MSC Branch requires visitors to make an appointment.  Learn more here.

At this time the Wellness Center will remain closed.

What dining options are open?

View dining options throughout the building and in the food court

Is the computer lab open?

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. 

Are study spaces and lounges available?

The Marshall Student Center has study spaces for individuals and small groups as well as reservable private spaces.  Learn more about your options here

All study spaces and general seating are set up for appropriate social distancing so please do not move any of the furniture.  And remember, masks are required.
6 feet distancing

Can my student organization, university department, or non-university organization host a meeting or event in the MSC?

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. 

What safety measures are being taken?

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.

all signs

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. sanitizer

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. 

Can I use the elevator?

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. 

Is the Skypad Gaming Room open?

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. 

The MSC is listed as my classroom location.  Where is my class?

Yes, some of the MSC meeting rooms will be used as classrooms.  Find classroom locations here

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.