Frequently Asked Questions
Academics and Classes
Disability Services will continue to register and provide accommodations to students with disabilities throughout the Fall 2021 semester. New student registrations and returning student appointments may be held in-person, through phone call, or via Zoom. In keeping with the current mask mandate, Disability Services does not provide mask exemptions. Students may contact Disability Services to discuss offered accommodations.
If at any point during the semester you need to quarantine, you should contact each faculty member for each class and let them know you are in temporary quarantine status. Faculty should follow the guidelines in Policy Statement 22.
Ventilation of classroom spaces is being optimized with a combination of adjustments to air handling by the HVAC system coupled with the addition of portable HEPA air filters.
Food and drink are prohibited in the classrooms. Faculty teaching class sections with 100 or more students may opt for a hybrid format where only 50% of students are in the classroom each day if the community trigger identified above is above 10%. When it drops below 10% for two consecutive weeks, all large classes resume full classroom occupancy. Event management staff will be retained and strategically located to facilitate classroom mask enforcement. For classrooms with more than 250 students, additional training will be provided for instructional faculty to help ensure classroom safety.
Yes, quiet zones are available for students that are in hybrid courses during a peak infection period. Please note that these spaces will allow students to attend classes.
Students in isolation spaces through LSU Residential Life are given information on meals, health care, and academic support through a COVID-19 advocacy coordinator. Students should check their LSU email address daily for updates.
Capacity in our dining halls will be limited in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.
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 Tiger Card is your official LSU ID card that will help you gain access to everything you need on campus! From your residential hall and meal plan to athletic events and the UREC, you can't leave home without your Tiger Card!
Getting your Tiger Card is easy! To expedite the process and have your Tiger Card ready for you upon your arrival to campus, you must electronically submit a photo by visiting the Tiger Card website.
Once approved and printed, residential students will receive their Tiger Card at their scheduled move-in appointment. Commuter students will need to visit the Tiger Card Office located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union to pick up their Tiger Card.
If you have any questions concerning the upload process, please call 225-578-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction support will be available through the Center for Academic Success and other usual channels.
A regular testing program is important to our success. According to currently available data, unvaccinated individuals are 5 times more likely to get infected and spread the virus. While we know that some fully vaccinated individuals get infected and can transmit, these breakthrough cases tend to be milder, shorter duration, and likely less infectious. According to the LDH dashboard, about 90% of recent COVID cases in Louisiana are among those not fully vaccinated. The decision was made to test the most at-risk group regularly, identified as unvaccinated individuals. However, there are instances where vaccinated individuals are required to be tested. For example, if wastewater testing indicates a high viral concentration in a residence hall, then everyone in that hall, vaccinated or unvaccinated, is tested. At this time, any student may seek a COVID-19 test through on-campus testing, regardless of vaccination status.
We will continue to operate using the increased cleaning protocols recommended by the CDC to ensure that all campus buildings are cleaned and disinfected, consistent with that guidance.
In addition, LSU residence halls, residential colleges, and campus apartments have new sanitation procedures to help minimize risk for community members, including frequent, enhanced cleaning of common spaces and the use of electrostatic sprayers.
Custodial staff will fully clean residence hall community bathrooms twice a day. Suite and apartment bathrooms will continue receiving detailed cleaning once per week.
The use of face coverings is required on campus in public spaces, especially when it is not possible to maintain appropriate physical distancing of at least six feet, such as entering and exiting campus buildings, moving through hallways, using common rooms, in classrooms, and frequenting other shared spaces.
Failure to wear a face covering would mean a student is in violation of the student code of conduct or an employee is in violation of workplace policies.
LSU is requiring all students, faculty and staff to wear face masks in all public spaces on campus. This is especially important when physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be achieved. Face shields should only be worn in combination with a face mask.
COVID-19 testing is available on campus for students, faculty and staff. Tigers, do your part and get tested to help slow the spread. View testing options.
The LSU Student Health Center is open and committed to meeting the health and wellness needs of students with telehealth visits in the Medical Clinic, Mental Health Service, and Wellness and Health Promotion. In addition, onsite Medical Clinic visits and COVID-19 testing are available, by appointment only, and onsite priority visits are available in Mental Health Service and Wellness and Health Promotion, as needed. Please visit www.lsu.edu/shc for details.
Experts say this is unlikely. Watch LSU coronavirus expert Dr. Joel Baines talk about this in a short video.
Those people who were identified as being close contacts of a person who has tested positive will be notified. They will be directed to reach out to their healthcare provider.
The following guidelines provide instruction on how to properly clean and disinfect computers, hardware, and other electronic equipment. COVID-19: Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines for Computer Equipment