Our main campus and the law school have power as of last night and we have been promised quick progress for Cabra and Founders Halls. The boiler for the main campus has just been repaired, so there should be hot water within a few hours.
Let’s all take a moment to give a big virtual hug to our exhausted Facilities, Residence Life, IT and LUPD staff, and to all who have helped get us through. We cannot thank them enough.
For the many in our community -- students, faculty and staff -- who do not yet have power, please feel free to come to campus to charge your electronics, use the internet and maybe even take a hot shower in the Sports Complex.
- Academic buildings, including the law school, will be open all weekend.
- We will have study spaces available in the Danna Center, including Satchmo’s Lounge and the SGA Hub. Havoc's Helpdesk is also open.
- Monroe Library and the law library will be open for regular hours.
- The Orleans Room is open today from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for brunch, and dinner is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Market is open at noon.
- The Bookstore will hold special hours on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Sports Complex is open for regular hours. (We will have hot water in a few hours for showers -- bring your own towels, toiletries, etc.)
We still have to keep social distance and be careful, but we have plenty of room to spread out on campus. Remember to wear a mask and use the #CampusClear health tracker app.
Entergy predicts that it will restore power to the vast majority of the city by the weekend, so on Monday, we will return to classes and full operations.
For any of you who might not yet have power and/or internet by Monday, we will need to be flexible and to make use of campus if you feel safe doing so with our careful protocols. We will make sure there is plenty of space for students to spread out in the library, small classrooms, the event spaces in the Danna Center and even outside given the weather. We will also record courses.
Faculty teaching virtually from home should do so from their offices or small classrooms if you feel comfortable, and otherwise may need to reschedule class until you have internet.
For staff who would normally participate virtually but do not yet have internet, contact your supervisor about whether you might come to campus instead or otherwise be flexible.