Wildfire Air Quality Policy

Dear Members of the USF Community:

There are several wildfires burning in California and across the western United States. While USF’s San Francisco campuses and additional campuses and locations in Orange County, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and the South Bay are not affected at this time, conditions can change quickly in wildfire situations and we want you to be aware of how we are monitoring and preparing. 

We continue to adhere to our Wildfire Air Quality Policy. If the air quality index (AQI) in San Francisco exceeds 100, we will activate our Emergency Operations Center. Decisions regarding cancellations or schedule changes will be communicated to the community using our emergency notification system, Dons Alerts. 

We have sufficient supplies of N95 respirators and KN95 masks to distribute to students and employees, if and when the AQI reaches unsafe levels.

If classes are canceled, the university will continue to operate; residence halls and dining halls will be open and staffed. 

We will keep all members of the community informed of changes to schedules or operations through Dons Alerts, email, social media, and other communication channels.

Please ensure that you are signed up to receive Dons Alerts and that your contact information is up to date. See instructions on myUSF »

The safety, security, and well-being of our community members are our highest priorities.  

Below are links to several helpful resources: 


Greg Yee, Director of Campus Resilience
Diane Lynn Nelson, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources