- 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 Monday morning.
With just about two weeks remaining in the Spring 2020 quarter, I’m reminded of how far we’ve come in the past couple of months. It was exactly two months ago today when we had our first day of class and were becoming aware of the significant potential threats of COVID-19 spread on our campuses. At that point, our attention shifted to transitioning all of our classes online. And you accomplished that monumental feat within just a few days, ensuring the continuity of education for our students in a healthier and safer mode. Thank you for all you’ve done to make this term a success – a teaching opportunity for all of us about the power of thinking positively and perseverance.
Get your rest
As a part of its Mental Health Mondays program, the Counseling Center is placing an emphasis this week on getting sleep.
It may seem terribly apparent to say, but adequate rest impacts our physical and mental health. Getting enough sleep can help reduce depression, helps us empathize with others, and improves learning. Adequate rest also helps improve the immune system, which is an important benefit in particular as we watch the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we approach the end of the quarter and finals time, it may seem important to pull an all-nighter and cram for your exams. Please remember to get enough rest so that you can continue to do your best in your classes.
The Counseling Center has also recommended a YouTube video from The Health Nerd on the importance of sleep. Take a look, and then get some healthy sleep tonight.
As a reminder, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year is now open. Given that financial situations may have changed significantly in the past year, completing the application may be in your best interest.
If you have not completed the form, you should have received an email from the Office of Financial Aid as a reminder.
Each year, students wait until the deadline to complete the FAFSA, and then their financial aid awards can be delayed. Please complete your application now so that it has plenty of time for processing before the beginning of the school year.
Let’s all work to finish the quarter strong. Please continue to take advantage of the resources we have on campus to help ensure your academic success. Our Career and Counseling Center (firstname.lastname@example.org), the BARC (318.257.4730), and Writing Center (318.257.4477)are all available online – just reach out when you need a bit of help. Faculty and staff are also ready and willing to offer advice and counsel in their areas of expertise.