Important announcements for Tuesday, Sept. 14

In response to Tropical Storm Nicholas, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has announced the following instructional and operational changes for Tuesday, Sept. 14. 

This email includes information related to:

  • Courses;
  • Students;
  • Faculty;
  • Employees;
  • Early closures;
  • Student events;
  • Transportation Services; and
  • University plans for Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Courses
Classes that begin at 3 p.m. or later should switch to remote learning.

Students
Students who are unable to attend classes on Tuesday, Sept. 14, or Wednesday, Sept. 15, should contact their instructors directly.

Faculty
Faculty who cannot provide instruction should contact their department heads. Any instructional or schedule changes should be communicated to students through Moodle.

Employees
Employees who live in low-lying areas or have concerns about traveling on Tuesday, Sept. 14, should make arrangements with their supervisors to leave at 3 p.m.

Early Closures
Please note the following early closures for Tuesday, Sept. 14.

  • All dining locations, except for Cypress Lake Dining Hall, will close at 3 p.m. The dining hall will remain open until 8 p.m. 
  • Bourgeois Hall will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Covid-19 testing and vaccination sites will close at 3 p.m.
  • Student activities will not be held on campus beginning at 3 p.m. Events may be held virtually.

Transportation Services
Students and employees are advised to use caution when traveling. Do not drive through flooded roadways or go around barricades.

Residential students, especially those residing in The Legacy and Heritage apartments, who have vehicles parked near the coulee should move them to the third floor of the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower. Students will receive an email when they should move their vehicles back to their appropriate permit zones.

University Plans for Wednesday, Sept. 15
Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to pass the Acadiana area by 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and the University expects to remain open. Updates will be emailed to your University account and posted on the University’s website and official social media accounts.

If you have not signed up to receive alerts via the University’s emergency notification system, please do so. View directions on how to sign up for ENS alerts on the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

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University monitoring weather

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas.

For official updates, follow the University’s website and official social media accounts and check your University email.

If you have not signed up to receive alerts via the University’s emergency notification system, please do so. View directions on how to sign up for ENS alerts on the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

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Important announcements regarding Hurricane Ida

In response to Hurricane Ida, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has announced the following instructional and operational changes beginning Sunday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Aug. 30.

Classes

  • All classes will be canceled on Monday, Aug. 30.
  • Classes will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Students with classes on Saturday should communicate directly with their instructors regarding any changes to the class schedule or delivery.

Operations

  • On-campus operations and departmental offices will be closed Sunday, Aug. 29, and Monday, Aug. 30. On-campus operations will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
  • Only essential personnel performing weather-related tasks should remain on campus Sunday afternoon and report on Monday, if needed. Contact your supervisor with questions.

On-Campus Residents

  • Housing and on-campus dining will be operational and information will be communicated directly to residents.
  • Students living on campus must complete the Emergency Form in the StarRez Housing Portal and indicate whether they plan to stay on campus during the weather event or if they plan to leave.
    • Access the StarRez Housing Portal via ULink, on the Campus Services tab, and in the Residence Life section.

Buildings

  • All campus buildings, except residence halls, will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Aug. 30. This includes Edith Garland Dupré Library and Bourgeois Hall.
  • All buildings will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 31, on a regular schedule.

Parking

  • Campus residents and University employees who are essential personnel may park their vehicles in a parking garage on campus starting at 5 p.m. on Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Ida.
    • Parking garages include Girard Park, Taft Street, and Oliver.
    • Transportation Services encourages students who usually park near the coulee to move their cars to higher ground or into the garages. Heavy rainfall for an extended period could cause flooding in parking areas near the coulee.
    • All vehicles will need to be moved back to their permitted locations once the storm has passed and campus returns to normal operations on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Campus Events
All in-person campus events are canceled from Sunday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Aug. 30.

University Communications
The University will continue to monitor the storm and issue communications as needed.

Updates and emergency information will be posted on the University’s website and official social media accounts. Information will be communicated to you through your University email account and possibly the University’s Emergency Notification System (ENS).

ENS emergency alerts are sent by email, telephone and text message. If you have not signed up to receive emergency alerts, please do so. View directions on how to sign up for ENS alerts on the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

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University monitoring weather

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is monitoring Tropical Depression 9. For official updates, follow the University’s website and official social media accounts and check your University email.

If you have not signed up to receive alerts via the University’s emergency notification system, please do so. View directions on how to sign up for ENS alerts on the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

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University monitoring the weather, campus to remain open

A weather event is expected in South Central Louisiana between 2-7 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 17. Severe weather is possible throughout the region but is more likely to occur in areas north of U.S. Highway 190.

The University is monitoring the weather and expects to remain open.

If you will be traveling north and are concerned about getting home safely,

  • employees, contact your department head, dean, or supervisor. You may be excused at their discretion.
  • students, contact your professors.

Follow the University’s website and social media and check your University email for updates.

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University monitoring weather

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta in the Gulf of Mexico. For official updates, follow the University’s website and social media and check your University email.

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Campus housing and on-campus dining information for Hurricane Delta

The University has announced the following information regarding campus housing and on-campus dining.

Campus Housing

  • Campus residents should shelter-in-place from 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, until 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.
  • If residents have not already done so, they should complete the Emergency Form in the StarRez Housing Portal and indicate whether they plan to stay on campus during the weather event or if they plan to leave. Access the StarRez Housing Portal via ULink, on the Campus Services tab, and in the Residence Life section.
  • See the Dining section in this email regarding meals for Friday, Oct. 9.

On-Campus Dining

  • Students are strongly encouraged to pick up all meals for Friday, Oct. 9, on Thursday, Oct. 8, between the hours of 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Cypress Lake Dining Hall, Café Fleur De Lis, or Lagniappe Café.  
    • Students who do not have a meal plan or who are out of meal swipes for the week may still get food but must sign in at the register.
    • This includes students residing in the Heritage Apartments.
    • Residents of Cajun Village may pick up meals for their families as well.
    • Campus residents who are unable to pick up Friday’s meals on Thursday may arrange to get nonperishable food items from their residence hall advisors. These food items will be available for pick up in the suite-style residence halls’ kitchens and the Agnes Edwards Hall floor community rooms from noon until 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct 9.
  • Dining hours for Thursday, Oct. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 10 will be held as follows.
    • Thursday, Oct. 8
      • Cypress Lake Dining Hall will be open from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
      • Café Fleur De Lis will be open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
      • Lagniappe Café will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
      • All other dining locations will be closed.
    • Friday, Oct. 9
      • All dining locations will be closed.
    • Saturday, Oct. 10
      • Cypress Lake Dining Hall will reopen at 11 a.m.
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Important University announcements regarding Hurricane Delta

In response to Hurricane Delta, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has announced the following instructional and operational changes beginning at noon Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10.
This announcement includes information on the following:

  • classes;
  • operations;
  • buildings;
  • Campus Cupboard;
  • parking;
  • campus events;
  • University communications; and
  • hurricane preparation and planning tips.

Housing and on-campus dining information is forthcoming.

Classes

  • In-person, hybrid, and HyFlex classes held prior to noon on Thursday, Oct. 8, will be held as usual.
  • In-person, hybrid, and HyFlex classes that begin at noon or later Thursday, Oct. 8, will be held remotely. 
  • All classes will be cancelled on Friday, Oct. 9.
  • Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 12.

Students, if the weather prohibits you from attending or participating in your classes, contact your professors. You should also complete the Report Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form. If you need further assistance, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@louisiana.edu or (337) 482-6276.

Operations

  • Campus operations and departmental offices will move to teleworking at noon on Thursday, Oct. 8.
  • On-campus operations and departmental offices will be closed Friday, Oct. 9.
  • Only essential personnel performing weather-related tasks should remain on campus Thursday afternoon and report on Friday, if needed. Contact your supervisor with questions.

Employees, contact your supervisor if you plan to evacuate because of a local voluntary or mandatory evacuation order.Buildings

  • Edith Garland Dupré Library and the Agnes Edwards Hall open-use labs will remain open until noon on Thursday, Oct. 8. They will be closed from noon on Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10. All locations plan to open Sunday, Oct. 11, and will operate on a regular schedule.
  • Staff members at Student Health Services will shelter-in-place from noon on Thursday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 9, and will be available for medical emergencies.
  • All other campus buildings, except residence halls, will close at noon on Thursday, Oct. 8 and will remain closed through Saturday, Oct. 10. This includes Bourgeois Hall, the Child Development Center, and the Student Union.

Campus Cupboard

  • Campus Cupboard will be open from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.
  • It will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9.

Parking

  • Bus service will be suspended on Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9. Students coming to campus on Thursday may park for free in the parking garages or the Zone 15/E.K. Long parking lot at the corner of East St. Mary Boulevard and Girard Park Circle.
  • Shuttle service will be available as needed.
  • Campus residents may move their vehicles to a parking garage beginning at noon on Thursday, Oct. 8.
    • Parking garages include Girard Park, Taft Street, and Olivier.
    • Vehicles must be moved from the parking garages before Monday, Oct. 12.

Learn more on the Office of Transportation Services website. Campus EventsAll in-person campus events are cancelled from Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10. Virtual events will continue as planned.

University CommunicationsThe University will continue to monitor the storms and will issue communications as needed.
Updates and emergency information will be posted on the University’s website and official social media accounts. Information will be communicated to you through your University email account and possibly the University’s Emergency Notification System (ENS).
ENS emergency alerts are sent by email, telephone and text message. If you have not signed up to receive emergency alerts, please do so. View directions on how to sign up for ENS alerts on the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

Hurricane Planning and Preparation Tips

  • Learn evacuation routes. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate. Get information on the Lafayette Parish Hurricane Evacuation Routes.
  • Assemble a kit that includes a battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, a first-aid kit, blankets, clothing, food, water, and a portable power bank to recharge your devices.
  • Charge your phone, laptop, and other devices in the event of a power outage.
  • Make sure you have cash in case there is a power outage and you are unable to use your credit or debit cards.
  • Know how to shut off utilities. Know where gas pilots are located and how the heating and air-conditioning system works.
  • Make a record of your personal property. Take photographs of or videotape your belongings.
  • Fuel your car.

If authorities should order an evacuation, remember to:

  • leave immediately;
  • follow evacuation routes announced by local officials via radio and television broadcasts; and
  • tell others where you are going.

Learn more about how to prepare for a hurricane.

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University monitoring weather

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is monitoring Tropical Storm Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. For official updates, follow the University’s website and social media and check your University email.

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Notice from ULPD

Notice to the Campus Community from University Police

Crime Alert: Armed robbery

At 2:14 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, Lafayette City Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at an apartment complex on Tulane Ave. The resident stated someone entered his apartment while he was sleeping, punched him in the face, and stole his cell phone and money from his wallet. There was no sign of forced entry, and the victim believes he may have left his apartment door unlocked. A description of the suspect is not available. Lafayette City Police generated a report. 
UL Lafayette Police Department

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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