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- CARES Act 30-day report
- CARES Act 45-day report
- CARES Act 45-day report – 2
- CARES Act 45-day report – 3
- CARES Act 45-day report – 4
- CARES Act final report
- CARES Act institutional report – 30 Sept 20
- CARES Act Institutional Report – 31 Dec 20
- CARES Act institutional report – 31 March 21
- HEERF Institutional Report – March 21
- HEERF Institutional Report – June 21
- CARES Act FAQ
- Application information
- How to apply
- CARES Act online application
- CRRSAA Grant
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Quarantine and isolation protocol
- LDH Institutional Reporting
Campus Update – Fall Quarter 2021
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Thursday morning.
Today, the Louisiana Army National Guard and Louisiana Department of Health will be offering free COVID-19 testing and vaccinationsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ropp Center. They will continue offering vaccinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, with testing offered every weekday.
This opportunity is open to all students, faculty, staff, and area residents. Students who participate in the clinic will also be eligible for the Shot for $100 and Get Your Shot to Win Big incentive programs.
Just walk in and get your shot or get tested today! It’s easy and the best way to help keep our campus community safe and healthy this fall.
As always, you can also make an appointment online for testing at TechCare.
As a reminder, LDH has approved the COVID-19 vaccine on its list of required vaccinations for college students. What that means for all students is that – beginning with registration for this upcoming Winter Quarter – students will be required to provide proof of:
- vaccination according to the appropriate vaccination protocols,
- a doctor’s letter noting the medical reasons for not taking the vaccine, or
- a letter of dissent to receiving the vaccine.
We will send details about the submission process soon, so please be patient as we finalize and test it.
For students who live on campus, we have strongly encouraged that they submit proof of vaccination, proof of a positive COVID test within the past 90 days, or proof of a negative COVID test within the past FIVE days before move-in. Each student who lives in on-campus residence halls or apartments has received instructions on how to submit their information.
First-year Academic Convocation
This year’s Academic Convocation for first-year students will look a little different as we begin the school year. Our first-year students will gather the evening before classes start, just as they usually do.
In order to promote the recommended practices and safe actions needed for such an event, Dean Stacy Gilbert and her team came up with a few changes to Convocation that should better protect the health of all participants involved. They designed an event that follows current University policies and LDH recommendations, and it’s shaping up to be a wonderful time for everyone.
This year, our students will gather at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the new Centennial Plaza green space to hear messages from SGA President Kiarra Bombard, Vice President and Athletics Director Dr. Eric Wood, and me. We will then walk to the Lady of the Mist, where our students will deposit their Tenet coins in the fountain.
Following Convocation, our students will enjoy a pep rally and special concert sponsored by the Louisiana Tech Union Board.
Convocation is a special time for our students, and I am thankful for staff who have worked so hard to ensure we continue important traditions while keeping our community safe.
Keep following our campus updates as more important information will be coming soon.
Finish this week strong, Bulldogs. I look forward to seeing all of you on campus very soon!