Due to expected inclement weather and the potential for flooding in the Baton Rouge area, LSU will be closed on Friday, July 12. All classes and events scheduled for Friday are cancelled. This includes all athletic and academic summer camps, the LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool, the LSU Testing Center, all camps and activities at the University Laboratory School, and any other events or activities scheduled on LSU’s campus.
LSU students who are currently residing in campus residence halls may remain in their halls and should watch www.lsu.edu, email, text messages, and LSU social media for further guidance. As of now, LSU Dining Halls will be open on Friday. Should there be a change to that plan, LSU will communicate instructions to students. The university will ensure that students in residence halls have access to meals. Students who have not signed up for emergency text messages should do so at http://my.lsu.edu by clicking on “Personal Preferences” and “Emergency Contacts.” Students remaining on campus should also consider where their cars are parked. Some parking lots are in low-lying areas and have a history of flooding. Students may want to consider moving their vehicles to higher ground prior to Friday. LSU recommends that any students who choose to leave campus or go home for the weekend should do so before the inclement weather begins, but should use caution and watch local weather reports if they are heading to a location that is also expecting flooding and tropical storm conditions. Safety should be everyone’s priority.
Employees who are considered essential personnel should check with their supervisors to find out if they are needed on Friday. Non-essential personnel should NOT report to campus on Friday. All campus buildings, including the Union, University Recreation, Bookstore, Library and all academic buildings will be closed. Please assist LSU PD by keeping roads clear and not traveling to campus on Friday.The Office of Human Resource Management will send instructions for time entry for the weather-related closure to all timekeepers in a follow-up email.
Faculty members who rely on refrigeration or have specific power needs related to their research projects should consider the potential for a power outage on Friday or over the weekend. Please contact the LSU Emergency Operations Center as soon as possible if you have any concerns about your research and need assistance. Call 225-578-3231 to obtain assistance from the EOC.
Please watch www.lsu.edu and LSU social media for any updates and for guidance regarding weekend/Monday operations, as those will depend on the developing weather conditions throughout the weekend.