NATCHITOCHES – All classes on all Northwestern State University campuses will be held virtually Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23 as power and water issues continue to be addressed and restored throughout the region.
Faculty and staff except for personnel providing essential on-site services as determined by their supervisors will continue to work remotely. An update on classes and work schedules for Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Friday, Feb. 26 will be issued Monday afternoon, Feb. 22
Power has been restored to most buildings on NSU’s main campus, but water pressure remains unstable throughout the city of Natchitoches. University Columns Building 2 has no power and Building 7 has limited power to operate lights but not power heating units. Residents of those buildings have been offered the option to relocate to other residential facilities on campus and will be updated when repairs are complete. Residential students can utilize warming/ charging stations and other amenities provided at University Columns clubhouse.
The NSU Post Office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 22 for those who need to pick up or drop off mail.
Iberville dining hall will be open from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for brunch and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for dinner daily and Steak ‘n Shake will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. throughout the week.
Students who remain in their residence halls are advised to use caution in regards to health and safety. Using candles or other open flames is strictly prohibited.
According to city of Natchitoches, water pressure is improving but the city remains under a full system boil advisory. Residents should boil water for 1 full minute before consuming it. Those who do have water should conserve it.
The men’s and women’s basketball double-header planned for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday will take place as planned as water and power have been restored to Prather Coliseum.
“We will continue to monitor local and campus conditions and issue advisements as developments occur,” said NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio. “We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of all of our stakeholders as we all recover from last week’s winter weather conditions.”
In the event of an emergency, students should call University Police at (318) 357-5431 or (318) 471-4184.
Residential students can also contact the RA on call as follows:
University Columns RA on Call – (318) 663-7992
University Place 1 RA on call – (318) 471-0551
University Place 2 RA on call – (318) 471-0179
Varnado Hall RA on call – (318) 471-3382
Updates will be posted at www.nsula.edu and on the university’s social media platforms as additional information becomes available.