LSU Housing Coronavirus Information

Campus Housing and COVID-19

Fall 2021 

We are focused on creating safe and welcoming environments where you can live, learn, and be well as part of the campus COVID-19 roadmap. These plans reflect current public health guidance, however our team is ready to pivot plans as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic to promote wellness on campus. 


November 21, 2016 Update - Campus Mask Mandate Lifted 


Campus Entry Test Procedure

In order to comply with the COVID-19 Fall 2021 entry protocols, all LSU students will need to provide one of the following items prior to arriving on campus for the Fall 2021 semester:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 5 days prior to your arrival on campus
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Proof of a positive COVID-19 test result no more than 90 days prior to your arrival on campus

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 during this process should report their positive test in LSU’s Daily Symptom Checker and should isolate at home according to LSU’s COVID-19 protocols

To show compliance with LSU’s entry protocols, students must access the Fall 2021 COVID-19 Entry Test Verification Portal and upload appropriate documentation. Documentation should be complete, legible, and meet the time periods detailed above for test results. Students will receive a confirmation email, which they should keep and be prepared to show upon arrival to campus.

Students moving into on-campus residence halls and apartments must complete this process before move-in day. On-campus residents will be expected to show their confirmation e-mail to Residential Life staff at their time of arrival to proceed with their move-in. 



Isolation and Quarantine 


Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Isolation due to asymptomatic or symptomatic infection: Isolate for at least 10 days from the date of the positive test. Return to campus can occur on day 11.



Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Unvaccinated individuals will quarantine for 10 days unless they receive a positive test, at which point they will move to isolation.

Vaccinated individuals should physically distance, mask, and test at the time of notification of exposure and 5-7 days later, as per the recommendations of the Louisiana Department of Health. If testing is not done, individuals must quarantine for 10 days.

Residential students that need to quarantine or isolate may:

    • Return home for the quarantine or isolation period
    • Request isolation or quarantine housing from LSU Residential Life*
      *Subject to availability: Residential Life has limited quarantine and isolation housing available which is intended for individuals that live an extended distance from campus.


Community Standards & Resident Expectations

    • All residents are expected to complete the LSU daily symptom checker, and report any close contact or positive test as well. 
    • COVID-19 testing will continue to be required for students in residential housing when wastewater assessment shows a high prevalence of the virus. 
    • We expect all residents to follow directional signage in communities.
    • Review complete Coronavirus Community Standards on page two (2) of the 2020-21 Living on Campus Handbook.
    • Potential violations of these policies will be addressed through the Residential Life Student Conduct Process. If found responsible for violating the policies through the process, appropriate outcomes will be assigned to residents. Outcomes may include removal from on-campus living.