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Coronavirus Updates

 


LSUS COVID-19 Resource Page

The LSUS administration is working closely with the LSU system, along with local, state, and federal health officials to monitor the developments related to the Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. At this time, there have been no cases of the disease on campus.

LSUS will continue to closely follow all developments related to the Novel Coronavirus and will keep the campus community apprised of any major changes in the situation. Below you will find updates and correspondence related to the LSUS response to COVID-19.

For system information, please refer to the LSU Coronavirus page.

For Travel Information and reporting, please refer to the LSU COVID-19 Travel Page.

For information and prevention tips related to COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

Roadmap to Reopening: LSUS Fall 2020 Semester Plan

Student Resources and Information

For academic questions or concerns related to COVID-19 please email covidacademic@lsus.edu.

  • The Noel Memorial Library is offering research assistance to students requiring remote support. Students can contact the library via the Chat feature at https://lsus.libanswers.com/, or they can email their questions to librefdesk@lsus.edu. Library staff will monitor and respond to students during the following hours.

    The library is open to LSUS students, staff, faculty, and approved visitors. Please call the library at 318-797-5225 upon your arrival for entrance into the building. Unfortunately, the library is not open to the general public at this time.

    Intersession 2020 Hours
    August 3 - August 23

    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday
    Closed Saturday
    Closed Sunday

  • The Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) is an online service which allows students to log into a Virtual Desktop to access software that is normally installed in the Campus Wide Lab. The VCL is available on or off campus, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are two virtual desktops available:

    • General Use Desktop
      The "General Use Desktop" has basic software including: Windows 10, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, SPSS26, R, R Studio, WinSCP, FileZilla, Wolfram Mathematica, and NetBeans IDE. Users will also have access to their Z: Drive.

    • Advanced Software Desktop
      The "Advanced Software Desktop" is meant for users who require specialized software. This desktop has all the software installed on the "General Use Desktop" and additionally includes Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, etc.), ArcGIS, SQL Express, and Visual Studio Community.

      For more information on access or installation, visit the Virtual Computer Lab page.

  • In order to assist those needing wireless internet access, we have set up a Wi-Fi network that can be accessed from vehicles parked in the Fine Arts Buildings Parking Lot, which has been temporarily re-named Student Faculty Wi-Fi Parking Lot. Please click here for the campus map and Instructions on how to connect.

  • The Student Success Center continues to offer all services in a remote format, including tutoring, supplemental Instruction, and academic coaching. To set up an appointment, please visit the Student Success Center page.

  • Counseling Services continues to be available for students whether you need assistance with adjusting to the required social distancing or some other personal situations. Services will be provided remotely. For more information, please visit the Counseling Services page.

  • Academic adjustments based on disability will continue where appropriate in the online environment. If you have not accessed Disability Support Services in the past and find yourself in need of a disability related accommodation in the online environment, please email deanofstudents@lsus.edu.

  • Career Services is available to virtually assist students in career exploration and the job search process, whether you are completing your degree requirements or seeking employment while in school. For more information or to set up an appointment, please visit the Career Services page.

  • The Food Pantry has resumed operations.

    Hours (August 3rd - 20th)
    1 pm - 4 p.m. Mon-Thurs

    See the UC Office for assistance upon arrival. All shoppers will need to complete annual forms at their first visit. PLEASE BRING YOUR PHOTO ID AND PROOF OF INCOME! Proof can be a bank statement, pay stub, or SNAP benefit statement.

    New social distancing guidelines in place for every visit:

    • Only ONE visitor allowed in the Pantry at a time. Others must wait in the lobby.
    • The Pantry attendant will sign you in on the tablet. Please provide your student ID number.
    • Instead of using a basket, place your items directly in your bags. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags.
    • Once finished shopping, place your bags on the scale and the attendant will complete the sign out.
    • Only UC staff allowed behind the plexiglass partition
    • Remember you can shop once a week for up to 75 lbs a month.

Spring and Summer 2020 Updates

For Faculty and Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s open on campus?

    All academic buildings, the library, and the Health & Physical Education building are closed. Admissions & Records, and Financial Aid will be available for face-to-face appointments beginning July 13th. Schedule your appointment.

  • What about my classes next semester?

    LSUS plans to offer Face-to-Face classes in the Fall. Classes will begin on August 24th. The course listings for the Fall semester will be posted as usual to MyLSUS.

  • How do I reach my professor?

    Contact your professor using email or the message function in Moodle. Faculty will NOT be on campus this Summer.

  • When will the Spring/Summer Virtual Graduation be held?

    The Spring/Summer Virtual Graduation will be available on August 7th at 2pm.

  • How will Academic Advising work?

    Your academic advisor will conduct your advising sessions via email or by phone. Please email them to begin the process. If you are unsure of who your advisor is, please email the Chair of your department.

 
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