We recognize that this is a very challenging time for you. It has been for us as well.
On Sunday, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay-at-home order that requires all Louisiana residents to shelter in their homes except to perform essential tasks. This order applies to people who live in on-campus apartments and rooms in residence halls, as well.
The order – which is meant to help curb the spread of COVID-19 – takes effect at 5 p.m. Monday.
The governor’s order defines essential tasks as trips to grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, medical appointments, restaurants for take-out, delivery and drive-through, and outdoor exercising.
UL Lafayette remains open, and on-campus residents will see no change to housing, dining and health services. Remote delivery of course instruction continues.
Student residents should remain in their rooms or apartments as much as possible, though they are encouraged to take walks, exercise or sit outdoors as long as they maintain 6 feet between themselves and others.
Here are some other reminders:
- Only the student who resides in that residence and essential University personnel will be allowed in the residence hall.
- Residents who are moving out can have two guests to help them move belongings. Please remember to complete an official check out by turning your key into a staff person or completing an express check out form and returning it to the front desk.
- All scheduled events within residential communities are canceled. Additionally, social events/parties are prohibited until further notice. Students are encouraged to practice social distancing and minimize interactions with others as health officials have advised.
Dining Services: Hours updated April 2, 2020
Dining services will be available for grab-and-go meals in The Brew and Cypress Lake Dining Hall only. All other locations will remain closed until further notice.
- Breakfast, 9-11 a.m.
- Lunch, 11-3 p.m.
Cypress Lake Dining Hall
- Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Dinner, 4-7 p.m.
As usual, quiet hours will be enforced from 10 p.m. until 10 a.m. daily. Residential Life and Housing staff are on-call and can be reached via the duty phone number posted at the front desk. The front desk will remain staffed. Housekeeping services will be focusing on lobbies and common spaces, and extra cleaning measures will be taken to help prevent the spread of germs.
This situation is evolving, and the University continues to work closely with the Louisiana Department of Public Health to get essential information to the campus community.
To protect yourself and others, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention if experiencing fever, cough or having difficulty breathing. Call your doctor or Student Health Services beforehand, so they can prepare for your arrival.
- Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue or shirtsleeves – not your hands – when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.