New changes may come to LSU this fall amid coronavirus concerns

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LSU officials say new changes may be coming this fall because of the coronavirus.

WVLA/WGMB’S Kennedi Walker spoke to students who say major changes are needed to keep everyone safe.

“LSU is a campus of 30,000 students and I’m curious [to see] how they’re going to handle the campus and the size of the campus,” Adam Broussard said.

This fall LSU officials say campus life as we knew it may be a lot different.

“They might be better just closing down until this all blows over,” Quintrele’ Jones said.

LSU’S interim president, Tom Galligan, is discussing possibilities like larger classes remaining online and some smaller classes being held in larger classrooms so students can practice social distancing. Students say they think this is a good idea. 

I feel like as long as they’re putting everyone’s safety as a priority first then it’s better than anything else.

Another possible change would affect dorms. LSU’S residential life says they’re considering restricting 3-4 student dorm rooms and only allowing two students to a room. 

“I think that would be the safest bet to limit the amount of people in the dorm,” Broussard said.

Broussard will be a senior this fall. He says he hopes the university takes every precaution to keep students safe.

“[The university needs to] minimize how many students come into contact with different people and [they need to] have different guidelines in place,” he said.

University officials say they will continue working to figure out what’s best for the students.

Officials say the possible dorm changes will not impact suite style rooms or on campus apartments.

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