Hurricane Isaac Campus Updates
SUMMARY OF CAMPUS CLOSURES/CLASSES CANCELLED (scroll down for employee reporting information):
GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY, Grambling, Louisiana
Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Isaac, all classes will be cancelled at 4:00 p.m. today. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Registration will be extended.
Administrative offices will close at 4:00 p.m. today and reopen on Friday, August 31st at 8:00 a.m. Essential student and campus service functions will be available during the closure to provide services to resident students. Hours of operation for those facilities will be posted on the university web page.
"As we continue to monitor developments with Hurricane Isaac and other weather-related changes, we've decided that significantly reducing normal operations is in the best interest of our faculty, staff and students," said President Frank G. Pogue. "We encourage students to use this time to safe and to protect personal property, and to use some of the time to study and get ahead in their classes."
"No one should be fooled by current weather conditions," added Pogue. "It's clear that this is a major storm and everyone needs to take precautions. We will continue to evaluate this rapidly changing weather situation and make decisions according."
Additional information about the extended registration will be provided as soon as possible. Faculty, staff and students should look for that on the university website.
Updates will be provided should weather conditions warrant any changes.
Louisiana Tech University will be closed on Thursday, August 30 due to the expected impacts from Tropical Storm Isaac.
MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY, Lake Charles, Louisiana
McNeese State University will be open Friday, Aug. 31.
The campus remains closed through Thursday, Aug. 30.
Facilities, grounds and custodial staff are to report to work at noon on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Ayo Auditorium to begin assessment and prepare campus for opening on Friday morning.
University offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Staff members who are unable to report to work Friday should contact their supervisors.
Students who cannot return to class on Tuesday due to hardship should contact their instructors through Moodle or email. If students do not have access to the Internet, they are asked to call the Nicholls Advising Center at (985) 448-4117 and leave their name, N-number, contact phone number, and their anticipated return-to-school date.
Regarding fee payments - refund percentages will be pushed back 5 class days. They will be based on the fourth class day being Tuesday, Sept. 4, rather than Monday, Aug. 27. The new fourteenth class day will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 rather than Monday, Sept. 10.
An updated academic calendar will be released as soon as possible.
Please continue to monitor the Nicholls website, www.nicholls.edu, and its emergency website, http://emergency.nicholls.edu, for updates
NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY, Natchitoches, Louisiana
All Northwestern State University campuses will be closed through Friday.
Southeastern Louisiana University's main campus and satellite locations in Baton Rouge, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes will remain closed for classes and all activities through Friday, August 31.
Essential staff only are requested to report to their assigned locations on Friday morning.
The university anticipates returning to its normal schedule, including classes, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, following Labor Day.
Regular updates will be posted on the Southeastern web site, www.southeastern.edu. Southeastern's radio station, KSLU 90.9FM, will also broadcast regular updates on the university's status. KSLU can be heard over its web site, www.kslu.org.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is operating under normal conditions.
Due to the expected heavy rains and winds tonight and tomorrow, ULM classes beginning at or after 4 p.m., will be cancelled and will resume Tuesday, September 4. Administrative offices will close at the end of business today and will resume Friday, August 31 at 7:30 a.m.
Please continue to check www.ulm.edu/isaac for updates.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT NICK BRUNO:
The Special Needs Shelter, housed in ULM's Fant-Ewing Colisuem, will cease operation tonight. As indicated earlier, classes will not resume until Tuesday; however, university offices will re-open tomorrow, Aug. 31, at 7:30 a.m. I realize some employees may be experiencing power outages or other challenges prohibiting their return to work. These employees should communicate with their immediate supervisors and request leave so they may address these matters.
The University of New Orleans has canceled classes Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31, due to Hurricane Isaac. Monday, September 3, is a university holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 4. If possible, essential personnel should report on Friday, August 31. If in doubt, employees should contact their supervisor.
The worst effects of Hurricane Isaac have moved out of the New Orleans area. The UNO Police Department is in the process of conducting a damage assessment. Thus far, damage appears to be minimal; however, it will take some time to remove tree limbs and debris from campus. Classes have been canceled until Tuesday, September 4. Faculty and staff should not report to work until Tuesday, and there is no access to academic buildings at this time. Only essential personnel should report on Friday, August 31. If in doubt, employees should contact their supervisor.
Power to campus has been restored. The safety of our campus community is of paramount concern. We will not reopen campus until we are certain that it is a safe and secure place for all UNO students, faculty and staff.
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