Monday, July 22, 2024

Winter Weather Forces College Campus Closures

by BIZ Magazine

As winter weather continues to impact the region, several local colleges have announced campus closures to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC): In anticipation of winter weather projected for the area, BPCC campuses in Bossier, Natchitoches, and Many will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th, and Wednesday, January 17th. Virtual classes will proceed as scheduled, and student services will be available online. The campuses will also observe closure on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with plans to reopen on Thursday, January 18th.

Louisiana Tech University: Due to the winter storm warning and forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS), Louisiana Tech University has decided to close its campus through Wednesday. Classes are expected to resume on Thursday. Essential staff required to be on campus will receive notifications from their supervisors, and the Payroll Office will provide guidance for recording leave during the weather closure. Despite the campus closure, some services, such as Tech Table and the Lambright Center, will remain available for students.

Northwestern State University (NSU): All NSU campuses will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th, and Wednesday, January 17th, due to anticipated winter conditions. A decision regarding classes for the remainder of the week will be made on Wednesday. NSU will also be closed on Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Essential employees are expected to report as usual, and updates will be communicated through NSU’s website and social media channels.

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC): NLTCC campuses in Minden, Shreveport, and Mansfield will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th, and Wednesday, January 17th, due to anticipated winter weather conditions. Student services will be available online during specified hours, and Monday, January 15th, will observe closure in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Online classes will continue as scheduled, and students are advised to check Canvas accounts for additional instructions.

Louisiana State University at Shreveport: Due to the weather and road closures, LSUS will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. While the campus is closed, all face-to-face classes and campus activities are cancelled, but online courses will continue as usual. 

Centenary College: Due to inclement weather conditions, including icy roads, Centenary College will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. All campus activities are canceled for tomorrow.

Southern University at Shreveport: All Southern University at Shreveport campuses will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 and Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to winter weather conditions. Administrators will make a decision on Wednesday regarding operations on Thursday. All activities scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday are postponed.

Centenary College: Due to inclement weather conditions, including icy roads, Centenary College will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. All campus activities are canceled for tomorrow.

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