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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be closed Friday, July 12, due to the threat of potential flooding in Acadiana from Tropical Storm Barry. All Friday classes are cancelled. Participants of activities scheduled on campus, including athletic and academic summer camps, will be contacted directly by their event coordinators.

All campus buildings will be closed, including Bourgeois Hall, the Child Development Center, Dupré Library, and the Student Union (except for Cypress Lake Dining Hall during dining hours).

As always, our highest priority is the safety and security of the UL Lafayette community and our Acadiana family. We encourage everyone to prepare their properties and stay indoors during severe weather.

We are monitoring the storm. For updates and emergency information, visit the University’s website, and check your University email account, text messages, and official University social media accounts. If you have not signed up for the University’s Emergency Notification System, please do so on ULink.

UL Lafayette expects to re-open and resume classes on Monday, July 15.


UL Lafayette students who live in campus residence halls should remain there during the storm.

Cypress Lake Dining Room in the Student Union will operate during its regular hours. Should there be a change, UL Lafayette will instruct students via email and the Housing portal. Questions can be directed to residence assistants. The University will ensure that students in residence halls have access to meals.

Students remaining on campus are encouraged to park their vehicles in the Girard Park Circle and Taft Street parking garages beginning today. All levels of the garages are available for parking at no charge this weekend. Students must move their vehicles before 7 a.m. on Monday, July 15.

The ACT scheduled to be administered on campus Saturday has been canceled. UL Lafayette will work with ACT and test-takers to reschedule for a later date. Students with questions about the test can contact ACT directly or log into their ACT Student Services Account.


Employees should not report to campus on Friday. Essential personnel should check with their supervisors to find out if they are needed on Friday or over the weekend.
Though campus is closed Friday, business will continue as usual today.


Faculty and students who rely on refrigeration or have specific power needs related to their research projects should prepare for potential power outages during the storm. Please contact the Office of Facilities management at 482-6440 as soon as possible if you have any concerns about your research and need assistance.