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Get the latest information about UL Lafayette's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don't Wait. Vaccinate!

Don't Wait. Vaccinate.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential step in ending the pandemic and returning to normal on campus.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 12 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Schedule your vaccination appointment

If you'd rather talk to someone, you can call the state's vaccine hotline at 1-855-453-0774.

Register to Win Prizes

Students vaccinated against COVID-19 have ten chances to win a prize in the University's "Don't Wait. Vaccinate!" incentives program. The sooner you get vaccinated against COVID-19, the more chances you will have to win. More importantly, the safer our campus community becomes.

Enter the vaccination drawing

How to Get a COVID-19 Testicon of a COVID test swab and test tube with red liquid inside

The UL Lafayette on-campus COVID-19 testing site is closed as of May 1.

See a list of local COVID-19 testing sites from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Information for Students

Symptomatic students are reminded to complete the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Form when told to quarantine or isolate because of exposure to COVID-19, or if they are presumed positive because of symptoms and testing.

Information for Employees

Employees who visit the testing site must complete the Daily Self-Check questionnaire before they arrive on campus. Health care personnel, and faculty and staff members who work in a health care setting, must complete the HCP self-check questionnaire before they arrive on campus.

People experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who are under quarantine will be permitted to visit campus for testing purposes only. Quarantined or symptomatic student residents will be required to return to their assigned housing immediately after testing. All others under quarantine or experiencing symptoms will be required to leave campus immediately after testing.

Summer 2021 Course Offerings

The University has completed extensive risk analysis across all functions of campus. Our goal is to blend in-person and online learning in a way that preserves valuable on-campus experiences and reduces the potential for exposure to coronavirus.

The University will offer classes with the following delivery modes.

On-Campus: Standard classes that are taught 100 percent face-to-face; if conditions permit. Students should plan to report in-person to scheduled class meetings.
     Catalog Description: Fully On-Campus Section

Remote: Standard classes that are now taught virtually; students may meet via video conference during class time; schedules will be communicated by faculty.
     Catalog description: Fully Online Section

HyFlex (HF): Some class sessions may meet on campus and some via video conference during class time; schedules will be communicated by faculty.
     Catalog description: Combination On-Campus & Remote

Online: 100 percent online course. Taught by online-certified faculty using advanced online learning technology.
     Catalog description: Fully Online Section, an additional fee

Hybrid: Online course with face-to-face component. Taught by online-certified faculty using advanced online learning technology.
     Catalog description: Combination On-Campus & Online Section, an additional fee

 

Course Delivery Method Code Definition Instructor is online certified Scheduled Time Slot Room Assignment Student Pays Distance Learning Course Fee Exam Proctoring Services
On-Campus OC Face-to-face on-campus delivery No Yes Yes No No
Remote RE 100% online delivery No Yes No No Yes
There may be an additional fee per proctored exam
HyFlex HF Combination of face-to-face meetings and remote delivery No Yes Yes No No

Online

OL 100% online delivery Yes No No

$30/credit hour undergrad

$50/credit hour grad

Yes
Student pays fee per exam
Hybrid HY 50-90% online delivery Yes Yes Yes

$30/credit hour undergrad

$50/credit hour grad

Yes
Student pays fee per exam

 

 

 

Class Sizes and Protocols

Class sizes have been designed to maintain at least 6 feet between all students and faculty. In some instances, seats and desks may be blocked off to ensure social distancing.

The capacity of lecture and lab rooms has been determined by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Deans and department heads should work with Taz Winger to ensure classes meet the proper 6 feet of social distancing. Deans and department heads are responsible for ensuring capacity is not exceeded during the semester. Departments can request “no seat” signs through the Office of Facilities Management. These signs can be picked up at Central Receiving.

For courses that regularly interact with the public, deans and department heads should develop plans for how such interactions can occur in a safe manner. If this cannot occur, the courses should be redesigned or cancelled for the spring semester.

Field trips are limited to sites within Lafayette Parish or one of the parishes immediately adjacent to it. Longer field trips must be optional. Students must drive or will have to arrange for their transportation to and from the site. An appropriate alternative activity must be provided to students who cannot attend the trip.

Remote advising options must be available to all students.

Testing centers will be designated in large rooms/arenas to reduce the risk of exposure for students when taking exams in-person.

 

Student Resources & Support

Wi-Fi has been extended into designated areas so students and faculty can drive up and access University internet services.

Masks will be available in all face-to-face classrooms, though you are encouraged to wear your own if you have one.

Remote advising will be available to all students.

Testing centers will be designated in large rooms/arenas to reduce the risk of exposure for students when taking exams in-person.

The UL Lafayette Campus Cupboard is a resource for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff who require short-term assistance meeting their food needs. The pantry provides free, nonperishable items to meet students' temporary food needs.

 

Disability Services & Accomodations

The Office of Disability Services has posted guidelines and updates for accommodating students with disabilities as we transition to remote delivery.

Requesting disabilility accommodations

Students with disabilities should register with the Office of Disability Services to discuss accommodations for the upcoming semester. This includes concerns about wearing masks due to a disability.

Accommodations meetings will be conducted in a virtual format.

If a student needs to request an additional accommodation, fill out the "Additional Accommodation Request" in AIM via ULink.

Disability Services Testing Center

As long as the university is holding face to face classes, the ODS testing center will be open to students who need testing accommodations.

Schedule exams with ODS via your AIM account through ULink at least 3 days prior to the test.

Absences from Class

Students who feel unwell should complete the Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form to alert the dean of students.

If you are experiencing COVID or flu-like symptoms, go home/stay in your residence, avoid contact with others, inform your roommates, and call the Student Health Center at 337-482-1328. If you are told quarantine or isolate because if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are presumed positive because of symptoms and testing, complete the isolation and quarantine form.

If you are immunocompromised or uncomfortable attending classes

Consider your personal situation and determine if you can attend face-to-face classes. If you determine you should not attend classes on campus, review the course schedule and choose classes that are held online, remote, or that are HyFlex.

Though HyFlex courses have an in-person component, many can be modified to 100-percent remote delivery by working with the instructor.

If you start the semester but cannot complete it

If you realize you are unable to complete the semester in person once it begins, contact your instructor to see if there are any options to complete the course remotely.

Clarifying Student Expectations for Housing

Students will be responsible for complying with University policies public health as described in the Housing Contract Addendum found in the StarRez portal. Failure to comply may render the student unable to participate in residence hall activities and/or may result in a referral to Student Rights and Responsibilities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Physical distancing
  • Compliance with isolation/quarantine protocols
  • Use of personal protective equipment, including face coverings
  • Communication of COVID-19 situations through the online self-reporting form

Housing Health and Safety

We know that your health and safety are of the utmost importance as you weigh your options for the upcoming year. Here are some of the measures we're taking.

Masks are Required

Anyone entering a residence hall/apartment building (including residents) must wear a mask while in public spaces.

be a hero. wear a mask.

Increased Cleaning Efforts

  • All common spaces and high touch point areas such as elevator buttons, water fountains, door handles, public restrooms, and laundry rooms will be cleaned at an increased frequency.
  • Signage is placed on every suite/jr suite/apartment entrance door as well as suite/jr suite/apartment bedroom doors explaining how students should self-report COVID-19 symptoms/issues.
  • Residents should bring their own cleaning supplies to clean all spaces within suite/jr suite/apartment. Here are some tips for cleaning your room.

Restricting Occupancy

No more than two residents will share a bathroom or bedroom. There will be no triples or quads.

Isolation/Quarantine

  • Some residence hall spaces have been taken offline to be used as isolation/quarantine spaces for residents that decide to isolate/quarantine on campus.
  • Resident MUST follow the university’s isolation/quarantine policy, or they will be asked to move off campus. View the student COVID-19 quarantine and isolation form.
  • Residents must self-report if in contact with a positive person, feels symptoms, or has tested for COVID-19 (meaning the resident has taken a COVID-19 test but has not received the results yet). This is an online process. A flyer with the URL is on every suite/jr suite/apartment entrance door as well as suite/jr suite/apartment bedroom doors explaining how students should self-report COVID-19 symptoms/issues.
  • Housing, Residence Life, Student Affairs, and Student Health Services will work with any resident that needs to isolate/quarantine.

​Room Changes

  • If a resident decides to move to another room, isolation/quarantine students would only move the necessary items needed during the isolation/quarantine period, not all of their belongings.
  • When one resident is involved, the resident will be assigned to a new, clean space and move within two hours to a new room.
  • When two or more residents are involved, residents will move one-at-a-time into a clean space. Residents will be given two-hour windows to move. NOTE: Students cannot “swap” rooms. All rooms would need to be cleaned by Housing custodial staff before another resident can move into that room.

Common Spaces

  • To ensure appropriate social distancing, all common spaces will be closed. This includes but is not limited to lounge spaces, fitness areas, study rooms.
  • Cleaning efforts will continue and be increased in these spaces.
  • There will be no visitation allowed in any areas of on-campus living, including resident rooms/suites/jr suites/apartments.
  • Only two people are allowed at a time in the elevators.

Staff Training

All Housing and Residence Life Staff have and will continue to be trained on all safety protocols and guidelines from the university, the city/state/federal governments, and health officials as they pertain to COVID-19.

 

Residential Life

All of our programs will follow the CDC guidelines. We will have a mixture of face-to-face programs with social distancing guidelines as well as interactive virtual programs.

You can look forward to participating online with trivia, grocery bingo, movie nights, video tournaments, and cooking demonstrations with your RA. All of our roommate agreements will be completed online. Residents will have one-on-one meetings with their RAs via an app called Teams. We look forward for to you attending programs and winning prizes, while making friends and learning about all the resources available for you to make your experience at UL Lafayette successful.

Dupré Library

See the list of available services for remote teaching, learning, and research.

Library Services

Dupré Library will be open at 75% capacity for the summer semester. Face coverings and social distancing will be required in all areas.

Learn more about access to library services and collections.

Research Services

Electronic Resources: The library’s digital collections are available remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Search digital collections, including research databases, electronic journals, and full-text e-books. View guides to resources and tutorials.

Reference Assistance: Students and faculty can interact with librarians through the “Ask a Librarian” service. It is accessible from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. On weekends, the service is available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2-9 p.m. on Sundays. Appointments are also available via email at reference@louisiana.edu. Librarians can set up calls or Zoom meetings.

Departmental Librarians: Faculty members with questions about remote instruction may consult with a subject specialist librarian in their area.

Changes to Dining Services

Campus Dining is working to protect students and employees who eat on campus.

Dining Services Adjustments

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Food Safety: Self-service options will be eliminated.

Carryout and Prepackaged Options: Expanded options for carryout orders, including delivery where feasible.

Service during Quarantine: Safe meal delivery options to isolated locations for students experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19.

Team Member Health

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Employees will wear masks and gloves.

Hand Washing: Staff will continue to wash hands frequently.

Team Member Health: Employees will regularly report on their health, including temperature checks.

Cleaning, Sanitation & Protection

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Sanitizing and Disinfecting: High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently with professional-grade products.

Social Distancing Measures: When dining rooms are open, they will have limited seating capacity, updated configurations, and floor markers to encourage social distancing.

Technology: Touchless entryways, online ordering, cashless payments, and delivery options will limit contact between dining staff and students.

Meal Plans

Learn about meal plans for residents, commuters, and employees on the Office of Campus Dining website.

View Meal Plans

 

Admissions Changes

Our Admissions and Recruitment staff are here to help you, even as UL Lafayette’s campus is closed to the public.

We’re still accepting applications, guiding you through the admissions process, and preparing you for life at UL Lafayette.

Changes to the Admissions Application

All students are encouraged to apply!

For Fall 2021:​

  • Students with a 3.0 overall high school GPA will be admitted regardless of ACT or SAT scores.​
  • Students with below a 3.0 overall high school GPA will be considered for admissions holistically.​

Reminder: If you are still awaiting your admissions decision, ensure we have your high school transcript in our system!

If you have questions about the admissions process, have trouble with the application, or want to check the status of your application, email us at admissions@louisiana.edu.

Health & Safety at the University

Visit the University’s COVID-19 response website for more about our response to the pandemic and all health and safety precautions we’re taking.

Changes to Campus Tours

In-person campus tours have resumed. Schedule your campus tour with us.

Until we can show you our beautiful oak trees and the Walk of Honor in person, get a feel for campus through our virtual tour.

Learn More about UL Lafayette & Get Your Questions Answered

Follow @RaginRecruiters on Instagram to get a feel for the opportunities, services, and majors across campus from our student ambassadors.

If you have questions about UL Lafayette or what it takes to apply, email us at recruitment@louisiana.edu.

 

Parking & Transit Information Spring 2021

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are making transportation decisions as new information emerges. Please check back frequently for updates.

Buses & Shuttles to and from Cajun Field & Bourgeois Hall

The bus and on-demand shuttle operations hours are posted on the Daily Transit Schedule webpage.

Students who ride the buses to and from Cajun Field, Bourgeois Hall, and main campus will be required to wear a face mask or face covering. All buses will have limited seating — at most, that is 18 passengers at a time. Passengers will load and unload from the rear doors to limit exposure issues, and every other seat will be blocked to ensure social distancing.

It’s important to know that these added safety measures will make wait times for the buses longer. We encourage you to build more time into your schedule or use the on-campus paid parking spaces when possible to reduce wait times for the buses at Cajun Field (however, we understand this isn’t feasible for all students).

New Pay Lot Added on Mildred Street

A new pay by the hour parking lot has been added for student and visitor use on Mildred Street behind the Continuing Education Building. This new lot will offer an additional parking option for students who would like to park closer to campus. This lot will operate the same as the pay by the hour floors in Girard Park Circle Parking Tower on campus. Individuals will pay for an estimated amount of time at the kiosks at the time they park their car.

When using the pay lots, individuals should make a note of their license plate information since this information is required during the payment process. Kiosks only accept a credit or debit card and do not accept cash. Individuals will enter their card in the slot and follow the prompts to complete the payment. Payment must be made at the time the car is parked for the estimated time the vehicle will be parked in the lot.

There is an option to enter a phone number during the payment process. This allows the system to send a text message approximately 10 minutes before expiration time reminding them time is about to expire. If additional time is needed, replying to the text with minutes in 60-minute increments allows the system to charge their payment card for the additional time plus a convenience fee of 25 cents.

 

Masks Required on Campus

All individuals, except for fully vaccinated employees not engaged in a classroom setting, are required to wear face coverings over their mouths and noses in all indoor spaces while on University property unless alone in their private offices or workspaces. Fully vaccinated employees, not engaged in a classroom setting, are encouraged (but not required) to wear masks indoors. View the University's policy >

It is recommended, but not required, that individuals wear masks outdoors while on University property.

Masks will be available in all face-to-face classrooms, though students are encouraged to wear their own if they have one.

Instructors will be provided with transparent face masks in face-to-face scenarios to ensure maximum clarity, particularly for students who rely heavily on visual communication.

Social Distancing

Social distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. The University will follow all CDC guidelines, which require maintaining 6 feet between people in all environments.

Class sizes have been designed to maintain at least 6 feet between all students and faculty. In some instances, seats and desks may be blocked off to ensure social distancing.

Signage in halls and common areas directs traffic flow and reminds viewers of appropriate behaviors, such as social distancing, proper hygiene and PPE protocols, and maximum room occupancies.

Tips & Prevention

You can take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Download our safety advice and tips sheet  and visit the CDC's website for more information on prevention.



Tip 1. Wash hands with soap or water for at least 20 seconds. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.

Tip 2. Avoid crowds or gatherings. Keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.

Tip 3. Keep objects and surfaces clean.

Tip 4. Wear a mask or cloth face covering to protect others in public areas.

Tip 5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

Tip 6. Avoid contact with sick people.

Tip 7. Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or elbow when sneezing.

Tip 8. Put tissues in the trash bin and wash hands.

Tip 9. Do not share eating utensils and food.

Tip 10. Increase ventilation, open windows when possible.

Some Common Symptoms

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you cannot come to campus.

 

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is important.

Mental health resources

Telehealth Counseling Sessions Available

The University's Counseling and Testing Center is offering telehealth sessions. Emergency in-person appointments are available.

To schedule a telehealth session, please (337) 482-6480 or email counseling@louisiana.edu. Sessions and services are free to University faculty, staff, and currently registered students.

Learn more on the Counseling and Testing website, including the center's plans for the upcoming semester and a list of resources to help you manage stress and emotional health.

Disinfecting & Cleaning

The University is taking safety measures to maintain the cleanliness of our campus to mitigate any spread of a possible infection.

What we're doing

Our custodial staff meets daily to discuss and follow up on all safety requirements, updates, and changes regarding the COVID-19 virus. Academic building inspections are taking place multiple times a day across our campus. The staff is using approved disinfecting agents to kill all bacterial, viral, and infection droplets on all surfaces, door handles, stair rails, restroom facilities, and water fountains. All hand sanitizing dispensers are checked multiple times daily.

How you can help

Disinfecting supplies will be available in classrooms so that faculty and students can wipe down desks, podiums, and equipment between classes and labs.

Hand sanitizer will be available in all buildings and classrooms. Be sure to wear a mask and keep your hands clean.

What to do if you're showing COVID-19 symptoms

Students must be free of ANY symptoms that are potentially related to COVID-19 before coming on campus. Currently, COVID-19 symptoms include one or more of the following:

  • Cough;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • Fever;
  • Chills;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Headache;
  • Sore throat;
  • New loss of taste or smell;
  • New GI symptoms;
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest;
  • New confusion;
  • Inability to wake or stay awake; and
  • Bluish lips or face.

Students experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or who may have been exposed to the virus must remain at home and contact their primary care clinicians or Student Health Services in order to seek advice and receive clearance before returning to campus.

The University requires anyone coming from CDC Warning Level 3 countries or those who know that they potentially have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days before returning to campus. If a student develops symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 at any point, regardless of whether or not the student has traveled recently, the University requests that students contact their primary care clinicians or Student Health Services.

Students must report if they are COVID-19 positive, if they have been asked to quarantine, or isolate.