BATON ROUGE – As the state recovers from Hurricane Gustav, all eight University of Louisiana System campuses are focused on restoring normal operations as soon as possible. All universities with the exception of Nicholls State University and Southeastern Louisiana University will resume classes Thursday, September 4. Efforts are underway to assist Nicholls and Southeastern by its sister schools with both targeting resuming classes Monday, September 8.
“Hurricane Gustav has impacted every part of our system. Our South Louisiana schools sustained some damage and our North Louisiana schools are still housing evacuees and special needs patients on their campuses. I applaud the efforts of our faculty, staff, and students who are working together to recover while also taking care of their own families,” said UL System President Randy Moffett.
Below is a status update for each university:
GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY, Grambling, Louisiana
Grambling State University classes will resume at 8 a.m., Thursday, September 4. All residence halls are open for on-campus students.
LOUSIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, Ruston, Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University fall general registration activities and classes will commence on Thursday, September 4.
MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY, Lake Charles, Louisiana
McNeese State University will be open Thursday, September 4 for all normal operations and classes will be held as scheduled.
NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY, Thibodaux, Louisiana
1-866-709-8927; www.nicholls.edu; http://emergency.nicholls.edu
Nicholls State University classes are canceled through Friday and the campus remains closed until further notice for damage assessment and repair. All maintenance, custodial, facilities, and other essential repair and recovery staff and supervisors are to report to campus immediately to assist with campus recovery. Students, faculty and staff should continue to monitor University status, and new updates will be posted to www.nicholls.edu and emergency.nicholls.edu.
NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY, Natchitoches, Louisiana
318-357-5431 (University Police); www.nsula.edu/hurricane.asp
Most Northwestern State University classes will resume Thursday, September 4. Classes in Alexandria will not resume until Monday, September 8. The late registration deadline has been extended until Tuesday. Campus residence halls remain open.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, Hammond, Louisiana
www.selu.edu ; KSLU 90.9 FM
Southeastern Louisiana University classes will resume Monday, September 8. All staff are to return Thursday, September 4.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, Lafayette, Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette classes will resume Thursday, September 4.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE, Monroe, Louisiana
1-866-698-4887; www.ulm.edu/gustav; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Louisiana at Monroe classes will resume Thursday, September 4. Residence halls, food services, the activity center and other student services remain open. ULM encourages faculty, staff and students to volunteer at any of the local shelters and human services agencies.
Please utilize the specific university websites and phone numbers for the latest up-to-date information.