LSU Coronavirus Updates & Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: March 27, 2020; 8:30 a.m.

Yes, there have been several confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus. More information may be found on the "COVID-19 Testing Results" page.

Beginning March 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., campus will be closed. Read full message from LSU Interim President Tom Galligan

Campus apartments remains open, and residence hall residents remaining on campus are relocating to the apartments.

If you need to retrieve belongings from your residence hall during the stay-at-home executive order, contact reslife@lsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

You are encouraged to return home if you can do so. We understand this isn’t possible for everyone, so our housing will remain open. You can remain on campus, but you may be asked to relocate from your current space to another on-campus accommodation.

If you opt to check-out of campus housing, you will formally check out of your space with a member of the Residential Life and Education staff, return your key, and remove all belongings and trash from your room prior to departure.

If you did not check out and need to retrieve belongings from your residence hall during the stay-at-home executive order, contact reslife@lsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Beginning 3/21, the dining hall will have new hours. For more information, please see this update for students with meal plans.

For residential students, if you opt to check-out of campus housing before the semester ends, you will receive a credit based on your meal plan usage. Once you complete the Residential Life form in myLSU, you will be contacted with further information. Credits will be calculated individually. If you opt to stay on campus for the remainder of the semester, your meal plan will not be canceled and will remain available for use. In this case, no credit will be issued.

For commuter students, if you opt to cancel your commuter meal plan before the semester ends, you will receive a credit based on your meal plan usage. Please complete our online form to confirm your cancellation. You will be contacted with further information. Credits will be calculated individually. If you opt to continue using your commuter meal plan, it will remain available for use and no credit will be issued.

The LSU Student Health Center will be closed starting Monday, March 23 starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit lsu.edu/shc.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Barnes & Noble at LSU will be closed. However, online orders will be accepted and fulfilled. 

The LSU Student Union is closed beginning Tuesday, March 17.

Both library buildings are closed. Online resources and limited services are available.

While campus is closed, all LSU events are canceled.

The UPS Store in the Union will have the mailbox space open for mail and package pick up from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Monday-Friday. UPS can forward letters at no charge for active mailbox holders. Packages can also be forwarded with a tracking number, address, and phone number (used for collecting payment information). Departments needing to pick up their mail and packages, if they have not elected for delivery, will be directed to River Road to pick up their mail between 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions related to student or departmental mail, please contact lsumailsvc@lsu.edu.

No. LSU Office of Academic Affairs is communicating with all instructors to ensure exams, quizzes, homework, other assignments, etc. are postponed until Monday, March 30 at the earliest.

We have received questions about summer classes, intersession, and summer camps. Since those events are still several months away, we will continue to follow developments and make decisions on those things as we get closer to them.

If anyone at LSU has concerns about being exposed to the virus, they should contact their health provider, and students may also contact the Student Health Center. Health professionals will evaluate you and determine if you need to be tested for the virus or if you need to self-quarantine. We pledge to immediately inform the campus if there are any confirmed cases of coronavirus at LSU.

Paw Points will not be rolled over to the Fall semester. Unused balances will be taken into account in the refund process. Please contact tigercard@lsu.edu with any questions.