Changes to Academic Calendar

January 23, 2018

Due to last week’s weather-related closure, the university must hold two make-up class days in order to be assured that the spring semester meets the minimum number of required class days. The make-up days will be held on two Saturdays: February 3 and February 24. This allows LSU to make up the days without interfering with the Mardi Gras holiday or spring break.

(The changes listed in this message do not apply to students at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The Law Center will contact its students directly about make-up classes. In the meantime, law students should contact the Dean’s office with questions.)

The lost class day for Wednesday, January 17, will be made up Saturday, February 3. The lost class day for Thursday, January 18, will be made up Saturday, February 24.

Courses will be held at the same time and place where they normally occur, unless students are explicitly informed otherwise.  We appreciate everyone's understanding and flexibility under these exceptional circumstances.

Students who have unavoidable conflicts on these Saturdays should contact their professors as soon as possible. Professors may require documentation for missing the make-up days, and students who need guidance on getting appropriate documentation should contact Student Advocacy and Accountability (Tracy Blanchard, or Eddie St-Vil,

Last week’s closure also affects the academic and registration calendars. Please take note of the new deadlines below.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
This marks the last day students will be moved off of waitlists and into courses.
This marks the final date to receive a 90% refund of University fees.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The deadline for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W” is 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
The add period ends at 4:30 p.m.
myLSU is closed to all students at 4:30 p.m. for system work.
This marks the final date for changes from regular to pass/fail grading.
This marks the final date to transfer from UCFY to a senior college or from one senior college to another.
Last day to change from credit to audit.
This marks the final date to invoke the grade exclusion policy for spring courses.