Frequently Asked Questions

Academics and Classes | Residential Life and Student Services | Health and Safety

Academics and Classes

Disability Services will continue to register and provide accommodations to students with disabilities throughout the Fall 2021 semester. New student registrations and returning student appointments may be held in-person, through phone call, or via Zoom.

If at any point during the semester you need to quarantine, you should contact each faculty member for each class and let them know you are in temporary quarantine status. Faculty should follow the guidelines in Policy Statement 22.

Ventilation of classroom spaces is being optimized with a combination of adjustments to air handling by the HVAC system coupled with the addition of portable HEPA air filters.

Food and drink are prohibited in the classrooms. Faculty teaching class sections with 100 or more students may opt for a hybrid format where only 50% of students are in the classroom each day if the community trigger identified above is above 10%. When it drops below 10% for two consecutive weeks, all large classes resume full classroom occupancy. For classrooms with more than 250 students, additional training will be provided for instructional faculty to help ensure classroom safety.

For technical support, faculty members may reach out to the Faculty Technology Center.

Residential Life and Student Services

Please visit the Residential Life website for more information on living in residence halls.

LSU has a limited number of dedicated on-campus spaces where students will be isolated if they test positive and cannot return home.  LSU has also secured a limited number of off-campus quarantine spaces at area hotels for individuals that are required to quarantine but are unable to return home.  These options are subject to availability.

Students in isolation spaces through LSU Residential Life are given information on meals, health care, and academic support through a COVID-19 advocacy coordinator. Students should check their LSU email address daily for updates.

Capacity in our dining halls will be limited in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.

LSU Dining will offer packaged meals, limited seating, and take-away options. No self-service will be offered at this time.

Dining staff will take extra precautions to keep themselves and students safe. Facilities will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times each day, surfaces will be continuously cleaned and disinfected, and hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and exits.

Dining halls and retail services will have designated entrances and exits, and use plexiglass barriers to separate cashiers and guests when physical distancing is not allowed due to limited space.

The Tiger Card is your official LSU ID card that will help you gain access to everything you need on campus! From your residential hall and meal plan to athletic events and the UREC, you can't leave home without your Tiger Card!

Getting your Tiger Card is easy! To expedite the process and have your Tiger Card ready for you upon your arrival to campus, you must electronically submit a photo by visiting the Tiger Card website.

Once approved and printed, residential students will receive their Tiger Card at their scheduled move-in appointment. Commuter students will need to visit the Tiger Card Office located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union to pick up their Tiger Card.

If you have any questions concerning the upload process, please call 225-578-4300 or email

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction support will be available through the Center for Academic Success and other usual channels.

Health and Safety

LSU students and employees are required to report postive test results. 

Report a Positive Case

A regular testing program is important to our success. According to currently available data, unvaccinated individuals are 5 times more likely to get infected and spread the virus. While we know that some fully vaccinated individuals get infected and can transmit, these breakthrough cases tend to be milder, shorter duration, and likely less infectious. According to the LDH dashboard, about 90% of recent COVID cases in Louisiana are among those not fully vaccinated. The decision was made to test the most at-risk group regularly, identified as unvaccinated individuals. However, there are instances where vaccinated individuals are required to be tested. For example, if wastewater testing indicates a high viral concentration in a residence hall, then everyone in that hall, vaccinated or unvaccinated, is tested. At this time, any student may seek a COVID-19 test through on-campus testing, regardless of vaccination status.

We will continue to operate using the increased cleaning protocols recommended by the CDC to ensure that all campus buildings are cleaned and disinfected, consistent with that guidance.

In addition, LSU residence halls, residential colleges, and campus apartments have new sanitation procedures to help minimize risk for community members, including frequent, enhanced cleaning of common spaces and the use of electrostatic sprayers.

Custodial staff will fully clean residence hall community bathrooms twice a day. Suite and apartment bathrooms will continue receiving detailed cleaning once per week.

COVID-19 testing is available on campus for students, faculty and staff. Tigers, do your part and get tested to help slow the spread. View testing options.

The LSU Student Health Center is open regular hours and providing the full scope of services. Online appointment scheduling in available in the Medical Clinic at Please visit the Student Health Center website for more information.