California Fires: FAQ for Faculty and Staff

In addition to regularly checking the myUSF resources web page for the latest information on how USF is responding to the California fires, faculty and staff are encouraged to refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the university open? Yes. Although there are no classes (except at the Orange County Campus), the University of San Francisco campuses will be open and operating. 
  2. Am I required to work? Yes. The University is open and operating. All faculty and staff are expected to report to their standard work location.
  3. Is assistance available for traveling across campus? To minimize exposure to outside air, faculty and staff can arrange a shuttle pick up for traveling across campus by calling Public Safety at (415) 422-4201 from Nov. 18-21.
  4. Can I work remotely? You may only work remotely if discussed with and approved by your supervisor. 
  5. I have previously scheduled vacation or leave today. Do I have to work? Faculty and staff who were previously scheduled to be on vacation or leave should proceed with that leave or vacation and use the appropriate leave accruals when completing your leave report or time sheet.
  6. What should I do if I need to take leave as a result of the air quality or any health issue? Make arrangements with your dean or supervisor if you need to take leave and use the appropriate leave accruals when completing your leave report or time sheet.
  7. If I'm working remotely, how do I forward my USF phone extension to my cell phone? ITS has provided instructions on how to do this from your office phone. You must be logged into myUSF to view the instructions. 
  8. Where can I find more information? Please visit the myUSF resource page for additional information and messages about campus.