(Sept. 15, 2017) – As always, we remain focused on the safety of the entire USF community. We are very proud and grateful that our students, faculty and staff have gone to great lengths to ensure their own safety as well as that of each other and their families in the aftermath of the storm.
We sincerely hope that your recovery from Hurricane Irma is going smoothly and that everyone remains safe. It is inspiring to see the strength of our community and the amount of support provided throughout our USF family as we face this challenge together.
Now that Hurricane Irma has passed and power has been restored to our campus, our team has completed a comprehensive assessment of our campus to ensure that it is safe for our faculty, staff and students to return.
As a result, USF Sarasota-Manatee will resume classes and return to normal business operations on Monday, September 18. Any necessary adjustments to the USF System class schedule for Fall 2017 will be communicated in the coming days.
Students who are unable to return for classes on Monday because of a storm-related hardship should notify their instructors as soon as possible. Employees unable to return to work because of a storm-related hardship should notify their supervisor as soon as possible. Faculty members and supervisors are asked to be patient and understanding with their students and staff during these unique circumstances.
Thank you to our entire community for your patience and professionalism. In particular, our emergency operations team and colleagues throughout the USF System have been stellar in helping us navigate this difficult time.
We have established a questions and answers page to help with the transition: http://www.usf.edu/ucm/usf-news/hurricane-irma-faq.aspx