Campus Operations

As we return to traditional on-campus operations, we want to assure the LSU community that safety is our guidepost. We will follow all CDC and state safety guidance, and will do everything possible to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff.

Housing

New policies and procedures have been implemented for residence halls, residential colleges, and campus apartments to help protect residents. If you have questions at any time, please contact your Resident Assistant, front desk, or the Department of Residential Life. Visit https://www.lsu.edu/reslife/news/2020/coviddorm.php for more details.

Move-In Day for Residence Halls

Move-in timeframes/appointments will be assigned based on room location. Appointment times will be two hours in length, running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and allow for spacing between floors of the building and maximum physical space between rooms on floors where multiple move-ins need to occur simultaneously. Roommates will be assigned to move in at the same time. 

The following guidelines will be used in all communities to maximize safety for students moving in and family members assisting them: 

  • No more than two individuals may accompany a student moving into the community
  • Masks will be required in all common areas of residential communities
  • Elevators will be limited to a capacity of three people
  • Stairwells will be designated up or down to encourage physical distancing

More Move-In Day details will be made available in the coming weeks.

Possible Exposure and/or Positive Test Results

In consultation with campus health professionals, protocols for dealing with sick and well students will be in place. The first option is for the resident to quarantine or isolate at home, if feasible. If not, plans will include quarantine and isolation accommodations using a mixture of on- and off-campus facilities. 

View Q&A on Res Life for additional details.

Dining

LSU Dining will offer packaged meals, limited seating, and take-away options. No self-service will be offered at this time. Dining staff will take extra precautions to keep themselves and students safe. Facilities will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times each day, surfaces will be continuously cleaned and disinfected, and hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and exits. Dining halls and retail services will have designated entrances and exits, and use plexiglass barriers to separate cashiers and guests when physical distancing is not allowed due to limited space.

The LSU Dining Halls will be closed after Wednesday, November 25, 2020, and the cost of meal plans has been pro-rated accordingly.

UREC

LSU University Recreation (UREC) will be open; however, precautions will be taken for safety. Building capacity will be limited to 25 percent. Each fitness area will be capped at maximum capacity for the space, guests are expected to practice appropriate physical distancing, and equipment will be rotated every four hours. Cashless transactions will be the only option to pay for equipment and services. Visit lsuuniversityrec.com for further details.

Student Health Center

Student Health Center (SHC) staff is continuing to provide care and support to students via telehealth in each unit of the Student Health Center, Medical Clinic, Mental Health Service, and Wellness and Health Promotion. If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, please call ahead for instructions. For those needing in-person medical appointments, there will be designated entrances and exits. Please visit lsu.edu/shc for details.

Events

To further promote a safe environment on campus, all meetings and events during the fall 2020 semester must follow the Fall 2020 Meeting & Event Guidelines.

Parking & Transportation

Parking & Transportation Services developed several strategies and procedures following the recommendations of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and state and local guidelines. View Parking & Transportation Services' safety measures, procedures, and frequently asked questions.