LSU to remain open on Wednesday, university announces


BATON ROUGE, La. (The Livingston Parish News) – LSU will remain open on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Laura, university officials have announced.

All classes and activities will resume on Wednesday “as scheduled,” the university said in a statement. Students and employees will be required to continue using the TIGER Check daily symptom checker.

The University Laboratory School will also be open on Wednesday. However, the LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool will be closed.

The LSU EOC will continue to monitor weather conditions related to Hurricane Laura, which is expected to make landfall sometime Wednesday. A decision about Thursday will be announced by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Updates will be posted to and LSU’s official social media channels, and officials urge the LSU community to check their university email accounts for any messages and watch for any emergency text messages the university may send.

LSU began its fall semester on Tuesday following a one-day delay that was prompted by Tropical Storm Marco, which has since disbanded, and Laura, which formed into a hurricane Tuesday and could strengthen into a Category 3 storm when it makes landfall.

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