After careful and extensive consideration, it has been determined that the university will maintain our current, published Academic Calendar for Fall, 2020.
This decision was made after obtaining input from more than 900 students, faculty, and staff members on a widely-distributed survey. There were also numerous discussions of scheduling options involving department heads, directors, academic deans, the president’s cabinet and personnel at the UL System office.
This schedule provides us additional time before the beginning of the Academic Year to plan for courses and campus activities. It also expands opportunities to engage in professional development initiatives related to technological demands of creating courses that are responsive to students, and assist faculty and students in designing courses that are flexible wherever possible.
Observing the current schedule allows more time to expand our technological footprint for students, faculty and staff and develop courses that can be easily shifted to the online environment should the need occur during the semester.
Other factors considered in the calendar decision were efforts to allow families to participate in scheduled vacations and to provide opportunities for students who are working to have an additional week of employment to obtain increased summer income. The loss of work and income due to COVID-19 was a frequent concern on the student survey, and students indicated a strong desire to maximize their opportunity to earn money during the summer.
Our plans are for the campus community to return after the Thanksgiving holiday with increased testing and safety protocols, and for the semester, final exams and other activities to be completed as scheduled with flexibility and contingencies in place should the need to transition to the online environment occur.
Specific information on courses, professional development opportunities and other plans will be forthcoming from the provost, who is working with academic deans, directors, department heads, and the faculty senate to finalize those programs and activities.
See the entire calendar at nsu.la/Fall2020Cal.
Counseling Services are available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Counseling is available via WebEx, Zoom, FaceTime, or face-to-face, 305 Student Union.
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Information is also available at http://ccs.nsula.edu/.
Chik-fil-A on University Parkway is open for take-out orders from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Information on NSU’s policies related to the CARES Act is available here: https://www.nsula.edu/maggio-outlines-cares-act-policies/ and https://www.nsula.edu/caresact/.
The Northwestern State University Foundation created an emergency fund to assist those in the NSU community who need assistance dealing with changes in operations due to COVID-19. Information and guidelines regarding the Coronavirus Assistance Fund is available here: https://www.nsula.edu/nsu-foundation-establishes-emergency-fund/
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Northwestern State University Student Health Services will remain open to provide medical care for our students. If you have a respiratory illness with fever and cough and think you may have contracted COVID-19, call (318) 357-5351 and ask to speak to a nurse before arriving at Health Services. If criteria are met for testing of COVID-19, it can be provided in our clinic. Our nursing and contracted physicians are ready to assist students with their questions and health care needs.
- A nurse will be available in the campus clinic 8 a.m.- noon Monday-Thursday with a nurse on-call from noon-5 p.m. Hours on Friday are 8 a.m.-noon.
- Information for calls will be posted on the clinic doors and on the website.
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Labs at NSU’s Nursing Education Center in Shreveport (Room 105 and Room 112) will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Contact Jennifer Long at (318) 357-6482 for software/information regarding Microsoft Office, Nursing CAI, internet and laser printing. The labs are restricted to those with a myNSU account and PaperCut Allotment.
The computer lab at the Leesville/Fort Polk Campus (Building 550 Room 125) will be open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Contact Martha Koury at (3317) 392-3166 for software/information regarding Microsoft Office, internet and laser printing. The lab is restricted to those with a myNSU account and Papercut Allotment.
The computer lab at NSU’s Cenla campus at England Airpark (Conference Room) in Alexandria will be open from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday. Contact Jason Parks at (318) 484-2184 for software/information regarding Microsoft Office, internet and laser printing. The lab is restricted to those with a myNSU account and PaperCut Allotment.
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Each campus has guidelines set in place for COVID 19.
Main Campus – Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m.-noon
Barksdale – Will not be testing/proctoring until Fall.
Cenla – Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8-11:30 a.m.
Leesville – Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. and 1p.m. only. Fridays 8:30 a.m. only.
Marksville – Rotation each week – Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.– 4:30. P.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-noon. The next week will be Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Shreveport Accuplacer/Nursing proctoring – Monday and Wednesday noon-4 p.m.
Shreveport General Ed Proctoring – Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-noon.
You must have an appointment to test. Wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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A virtual commencement ceremony was held on May 8. To view that event click here: https://www.nsula.edu/graduation/
A traditional commencement ceremony is tentatively planned for Saturday, Aug. 8. Information will be made available as plans are finalized.
All other campus events are cancelled through June 30.