Messages from the LSU President
May 7, 2020; 3:20 p.m.
I’d like to first say how impressed and proud I am of the entire LSU community for the way it has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, from the speed and adeptness at which our students and faculty transitioned to online classes, to our researchers and medical professionals who have been fighting on the front lines to save lives.
March 30, 2020; 9:00 a.m.
I wanted to congratulate you all on a successful first day of online classes. There were no major issues reported, thanks in large part to our commitment to online learning over the last several years and the infrastructure we’ve already put in place.
March 22, 2020; 6:00 p.m.
In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, we will close campus except for an extremely limited number of essential personnel and those students who have received permission from Residential Life to remain in on-campus housing. Student residents will receive a separate, more detailed email from Residential Life with details.
March 20, 2020; 6:35 p.m.
Today, a member of the LSU community in Baton Rouge told us that they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first such case at the university. The individual is a graduate student who takes all courses online, who does not live on campus, and who has not been on campus since March 7.
March 12, 2020
LSU will hold class in person Friday, March 13. Classes are canceled the week of March 16-20. Following Spring Break, classes will be held online beginning Monday, March 30, through the end of the Spring semester.