- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Wednesday morning.
Hotline reminder and relief needs
I’d like to remind students about the hotline and email address for letting us know about needs associated with Hurricane Laura. Students can call 318.257.3211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or contact us by email at StudentQuestions@latech.edu. Staff are available to answer questions directly or find answers and respond quickly. They can connect students to resources and professionals on campus who can help.
Special thanks to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have given so generously to the Student Relief Fund through the University Foundation: https://bullmarket.latechalumni.org/project/22034/wall. I know that many of you have also supported other relief funds throughout the State of Louisiana. Thank you all for caring.
We do have some faculty & staff who have some needs for cleanup and tree removal at their houses. If you are interested in helping, please send a note to Ryan Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return to campus
This week, we have welcomed about 25 students from southwest Louisiana to their on-campus housing early. We anticipate that we’ll have quite a few more students who move to Louisiana Tech earlier than scheduled because of hurricane damage and to return to a bit of normalcy after the storm. Their meal plans will be activated early as well.
We’ve taken some calls from parents concerned about damage Hurricane Laura caused on our campus. Our facilities had minor damage to roofs, but nothing to prevent students from returning to campus. Students should maintain their scheduled move-in time.
This academic year will pose challenges for many of our students. Anxiety has become present in students of all ages, and a Zoom lecture sponsored by the College of Education, SciTEC, GEAR UP, and LOSFA will provide insight into how educators can help students continue to learn.
Certified counselor, educator, and inspirational speaker, Jessica Minahan, will speak at 3:30 p.m. today through Zoom about reducing students’ anxiety. The lecture will be open to K-12 educators as well as Louisiana Tech faculty and staff. For registration and Zoom information, email email@example.com.
Remember that our Aug. 31 purge was canceled. Students will have until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, to complete payment for the Fall Quarter. If you have any questions regarding Fall Quarter fee payment, please contact the Comptroller’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEMA disaster declaration
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday night that FEMA approved Lincoln Parish as one where residents are eligible to apply for individual assistance following Hurricane Laura.
Federal FEMA assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans for uninsured property loss and other programs to help people and businesses recover from Hurricane Laura. People who sustained losses in Hurricane Laura in the designated parishes of Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Ouachita, Vermilion, Vernon, Rapides, Natchitoches, Sabine, Winn, Grant, Jackson and Lincoln can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1.800.621.FEMA.
Thanks for your attention today. Many of us are very excited that by this time next week, the Fall Quarter will have begun and we’ll be able to see old and new friends on campus. Please remember to wear your masks, maintain physical distance, and wash your hands as we begin the new academic year.