Wildfire Air Quality Update – Sept. 20

Dear Members of the USF Community,

As of this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 20, the AQI in San Francisco is below 150, but is still unhealthy for sensitive groups and is expected to rise. San Jose is over 150 and other campus locations (with the exception of Orange County) are also expected to rise.

Therefore, with the exception of Orange County, on-site instruction at USF campuses and additional locations (hilltop, downtown, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Rosa) is suspended today, Sept. 20. Classes will be held according to each faculty member’s plan. Koret Health and Recreation Center, Gleeson Library, and Zief Law Library will be closed. Dining and housing services remain open and staffed.

Deans of each school and college will determine essential services in their areas. Vice presidents of divisions may be in touch directly with individual staff members to discuss continuity of other on-campus services.

We will keep all members of the community informed of changes to schedules or operations through Dons Alert, email, social media, and other means of communication. For questions related to your school, division, or unit, faculty and staff members should contact their dean or vice president (or their designee).

Please ensure that you are signed up to receive Dons Alert messages and that your contact information is up to date. Sign up for Dons Alert »

Below are links to several helpful resources: 

The safety, security, and well-being of our community members are our highest priorities. Thank you for your support and cooperation, and we will continue to keep you updated.


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