- 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 Wednesday morning to everyone.
We’re in the middle of week eight of online classes, and I remain amazed at everything our faculty and students are able to do with Zoom and a computer. I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished during the COVID-19 pandemic and hope you’ll all remember this time as one where we faced challenges and overcame many obstacles.
I have a just a few short updates for you today.
CARES Act grants
We have had some questions about which students are eligible to apply for CARES Act grants. Students at all levels – even graduating seniors – are eligible to apply. As a reminder, students are eligible to apply if they:
- Are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants and
- Have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus that have affected their cost of attendance and
- Are degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students and
- Are currently enrolled in the Spring Quarter at Louisiana Tech University and were not enrolled exclusively in online programs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to process applications, and I encourage everyone to apply for the grants. Our deadline for the grant program is May 15.
Yesterday, we learned that there was an error in the registration system that allowed all students to sign up for classes for a brief time. We apologize for this error, and our Registrar’s Office fixed the error soon after it was discovered. However, some students who did not meet the hour requirement for registration were able to schedule classes.
I want to assure you that this event will not stop you from making academic progress. We will work with our deans and their faculty to help students who are not able to register for a course they need because of this error. If you are an upperclassman and were blocked from enrolling in a required class, please check with your advisor as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience during this busy time on campus. Remember that our staff and faculty are all working to ensure our students continue to make academic progress.
Have a great day, Bulldogs!