Notice to the Campus Community from University Police

Crime alert: Unauthorized entry

On June 14, 2015 at approximately 1:30 a.m., University Police received a call that someone attempted to gain entry into an apartment at Cajun Village. The resident stated that she heard someone slowing turning the front doorknob of the apartment. She stated that she woke her husband up and when he looked down the hallway, he saw two silhouettes entering the front door. The male resident said he yelled, “Hey!” and the two individuals ran away in the direction of the maintenance sheds/coulee. He said he attempted to chase them, but they “disappeared into the night.” The only description the victim could provide was that he believes one of the suspects was wearing a white T-shirt and, due to a wet footprint he observed, he believes one of the suspects was wearing Converse tennis shoes. The area was thoroughly checked by police and the two suspects were not located.

UL Police

This information is being provided in an effort to comply with the federal Jeanne Clery Act.

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. If you observe suspicious activity or unsafe conditions, call University Police immediately at 337-482-6447, or dial 911 from any University phone, or press the call button on a Code Blue emergency phone. You can report anonymous tips to University Police at 482-2TIP (2-2847) or through the Rave Guardian app at http://police.louisiana.edu/staying-safe/rave-guardian-app

STAY SAFE. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay current with the University’s Emergency Notification System by logging onto ULink and verifying your contact information. You also can use the Rave Guardian app on mobile phones to check-in with guardians and utilize the panic button. See more at http://police.louisiana.edu/staying-safe/rave-guardian-app

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Notice to the Campus Community from University Police

Crime alert: Carjacking

On May 18, 2015, Lafayette City Police was dispatched to Lafayette General in reference to a victim being battered. The victim alleged he was walking to his vehicle at  Cajun Field between 1 p.m and 4 p.m. on May 17, 2015, when two males attacked him. The attackers were said to be of average height and build. The victim alleged the suspects battered him and took the key to his vehicle and then stole his vehicle. This case remains under investigation. If you have any information, please contact the UL Lafayette Police Department at 337-482-6447.

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve.

UL Police Department, 337-482-6447

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. If you observe suspicious activity or unsafe conditions, call University Police immediately at 337-482-6447, or dial 911 from any University phone, or press the call button on a Code Blue emergency phone. You can report anonymous tips to University Police at 482-2TIP (2-2847) or through the Rave Guardian app at http://police.louisiana.edu/staying-safe/rave-guardian-app

STAY SAFE. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay current with the University’s Emergency Notification System by logging onto ULink and verifying your contact information. You also can use the Rave Guardian app on mobile phones to check-in with guardians and utilize the panic button. See more at http://police.louisiana.edu/staying-safe/rave-guardian-app

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The University remains open Monday, April 27

Classes are being held as scheduled.

Students who were delayed or unable to travel to classes prior to 9:30 a.m. due to storm conditions should communicate with their professors to discuss their situation. If a student needs further assistance, he or she can contact the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@louisiana.edu or 337-482-6276.

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University set to open Tuesday, Feb. 24

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be open Tuesday, Feb. 24. Classes will be held as scheduled.

Students who are not able to travel to classes should contact professors to discuss their situation. If a student needs further assistance, he or she can contact the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@louisiana.edu or 337-482-6270.

Faculty and staff members who are unable to travel to work should contact their immediate supervisor.

The Spring 2015 Career Fair will be open Tuesday 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center. The McNeese State versus Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball game will start at 6 p.m. at Tigue Moore Field. Grammy-winning artist Irvin Mayfield will perform at a free concert in Angelle Hall at 7 p.m.

The Chef John Besh book signing and talk that was scheduled for Tuesday is postponed until further notice. The UL Lafayette Early Childhood Lab at the Picard Center in UL Lafayette’s Research Park will be closed Tuesday.

Should weather conditions change, information will be provided at official University websites and via social media.

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Winter weather forecast is being monitored

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is closely monitoring the weather forecast for our region. Our next update will be at 5 p.m. today.

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Fire burns Baker Hall data room

This morning (Dec. 21), UL Lafayette Police Department was notified of a fire alarm at Baker Hall, an on-campus residence for undergraduate students.

Upon University police officers’ arrival, they began to check the building and observed black smoke coming from a third floor window in the rear of the building in the courtyard area. Also, residents were already evacuating the building.

The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to a data equipment closet on the third floor.

The sprinkler system in the data equipment room was activated prior to the fire department arriving. The data equipment room, as well as to some of the rooms below the third floor room, have water damage.

No injuries were reported and everyone was evacuated safely.

University officials are assessing needs for relocation of any residents, are ensuring the safety of the building, and are planning for repairs and cleanup. Water damage to the data equipment room affected phone and data service to the third and fourth floors of Baker Hall. The extent of the damages are being evaluated for determination how long those services will be affected. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

If students, who reside in Baker Hall, have questions, they can contact the CA on call at 337-281-3439.

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Travel restrictions and reporting related to the Ebola epidemic

The University continues to monitor the international Ebola virus epidemic and is following the guidance of federal and state officials. To date, no cases have been reported at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Official university travel by students and employees to countries identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having a threat of contracting the Ebola virus disease remains suspended for the duration of the epidemic.

If you intend to travel outside the United States, visit the CDC’s website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices to determine if any country you plan to visit is on the list of countries identified as having a threat of contracting the Ebola virus. If a country is on the list, employees must contact their supervisor; students would contact the Office of Student Health Services for assistance.

For more information, visit safety.louisiana.edu – see “Disease & Illness Information” under the Resources Center tab.

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