- 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 Sunday morning.
I trust you are all taking a moment to relax this weekend, so my update today will be concise. We are continuing to see our state make progress in the fight against COVID-19, so thank you all for everything you are doing to assist in this battle. The more we practice physical distancing, exercise good hygiene, and follow the advice of medical professionals and scientists, the closer we are to being able to be together on campus once again.
Summer Quarter Special
This week, we will begin advising for both summer and fall quarters. As a reminder, the courses that will be taught in the first half and full summer terms will be online. Our deans have worked hard to ensure we are offering classes that tend to be bottlenecks for students during their academic careers. Therefore, we’ll offer several sections of General Education Requirements courses, classes like Technical Writing, and introductory science and math courses. The full schedule of summer courses can be found in the Tech catalog at https://catalog.latech.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=461.
We will also waive the $25 per credit hour online course fee for the summer. Given that the circumstances right now dictate that we will offer only online classes – at least during a portion of the summer term – we decided to make it more cost-effective for students to enroll right now.
As an additional incentive, we’re offering scholarships to students who enroll in the summer term. Undergraduate students taking 8 or more credit hours will receive a scholarship of $200, and those taking 1-7 credit hours will receive a scholarship of $100. Graduate students taking 7 or more hours will receive a scholarship of $200, and those taking 1-6 credit hours will receive a scholarship of $100.
Financial Aid is also available during the Summer. If you have already been packaged with financial aid for the year, you can complete a Request for Summer Aid Form. You will receive an email notice with the aid you are offered when your request has been processed. Students who have been awarded the TOPS Scholarship or a University Scholarship may also be eligible to request to use one of their eligible terms in the summer by completing the TOPS Summer Payment Request Form and the University Summer Scholarship Payment Request.
As you visit with your advisor this week, consider the option of taking summer classes. They can be a good way to get required classes out of the way when you have time to focus on one course. Summer courses can allow you to pursue a class you’ve always had an interest in but no time to do so during the regular year. They could help you catch up if you haven’t been able to make a course work in your schedule.
Since most students have gone to their homes, we’ve noticed a number of overdue library books. Our Louisiana Tech library staff determined that our students, faculty, and staff have enough to worry about without being concerned over unreturned library books. The library staff works each week to “forgive” fines and extend those due dates into late September.
The due dates will be extended again if our circumstances require it in the Fall Quarter – just remember to return the volumes when you return to campus! If you have questions, phone the library at 257.3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great day, Bulldogs. Take it easy, and take time to prepare for the coming week.