The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be making major adjustments this fall in response to COVID-19.
According to the UL Lafayette website, fall classes will start on Monday, Aug. 17 and end on Friday, Nov. 20. Finals will end on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The new schedule should prevent students and faculty from bringing the virus back to campus after potentially traveling for Thanksgiving.
In addition, most classes will now be part online and part face-to-face, according to the website.
The website listed some additional changes for the upcoming semester as well. Face masks will be required at all times, and campus faculty and staff will need to complete a self-check questionnaire daily before coming to work. Faculty and staff who report symptoms on the questionnaire will be referred for testing.
Campus events will need to adhere to a Campus Events Framework, which involves limiting indoor events to a maximum of 250 attendees, requiring all attendees to remain six feet apart at all times and mandating that all attendees wear a mask.
The university is adjusting dining practices as well. There will be no self-service options available, and there will be additional carryout and delivery options available.