USF World Statement Regarding Recent Events in Paris
November 14, 2015
The University of South Florida is deeply saddened by the events in Paris on Friday, November 13. Our sympathies go out to the French people, our French community here at USF and all those who lost loved ones or were shaken by these events. While we are relieved that USF faculty, staff and students in France are unharmed, we recognize that as of Friday night the French nation is under a state of emergency. As of Monday (Nov. 16) morning, France’s businesses, tourist locations, schools and the borders are opening. However, do plan on experiencing delays as security checks may be increased.
If you are currently traveling abroad and wish to reestablish your travel and security or seek further clarity around your current travel plans, please contact Ben Chamberlain, International Risk and Safety Officer, in USF World who will be an excellent resource for you.
Similarly, we recognize that members of the USF system community may be traveling internationally as the holidays approach and we want to reassure you that USF World monitors world events and maintains a 24/7 International Assistance Line (1-813-317-5815) for your use. You may also choose to contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can assist you in ensuring you have appropriately considered your safety. As a reminder, please refer to the USF related student and business travel guidelines and services on our website.
Wishing the USF community safe travels,
Roger Brindley, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President, USF World