- 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 campus community,
Good Sunday morning.
Remember: Free COVID-19 testing begins tomorrow from 9 AM to 4 PM in Argent Pavilion.
Please keep your eyes on Tropical Storm Sally that appears to be heading to the New Orleans area. We may see some effects up here, and I know that many of our students from that area will likely see tropical force winds and heavy rain.
Yesterday, I took advantage of a sunny and pleasant morning to walk around campus and review the progress for several construction projects that are moving Louisiana Tech forward.
Over the summer, we’ve watched as our baseball, soccer, and softball facilities have grown. We anticipate opening our new JC Love Field and our softball and soccer complex and new tennis courts for the 2021 seasons for each of these sports.
I am very proud of our work toward creating greater equity for women’s sports on the Tech campus, and the softball and soccer complex will be the best women’s facility in our region. These facilities have been funded through cooperative efforts – private funding, FEMA relief funds, and state support – and their design and construction is being led by Louisiana Tech graduates.
Two demolition projects are creating more green space on campus and helping connect our campus core to the Enterprise Campus. Throughout the summer, we were pleased to watch as Harper Hall was torn down to enhance Centennial Plaza and as part of College Street was removed to make way for more accessible pathways and green space, as well as a new piece of public art that will benefit Tech and the City of Ruston.
We’ve watched as the first section of 900 new parking spaces throughout campus has been recently completed and as construction began on the first of three new residence halls west of Tech Drive.
Each of these new projects has been designed with input from students – our reason for being – and will help create a vibrant living and learning space for all our Tech Family. I look forward to watching these and other projects continue to develop, and I hope you are excited about them too.
Have a great Sunday, and remember to wear your masks and practice physical distancing as we get ready for another exciting week in the Fall 2020 Quarter.