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Information for Spring 2021 semester

Southern University continues preparations for its Spring 2021 semester. Mitigations to combat COVID-19 remain in place as Louisiana remains in modified Phase 2.


All students, employees and visitors to campus must wear a face covering at all times while on campus. Temperature checks remain at designated entrances to campus.


Classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Students continue to have three options for class delivery: traditional (in-person), fully online and hybrid (blend of traditional and online instruction)). For in-person classes, the maximum occupancy is 15 students, at least a 50 percent decrease from normal class sizes. Social distancing of workstations will also be implemented. All classrooms will have sanitization stations so students and faculty can self-sanitize seating and other classroom items before utilizing. Additionally, all buildings will be sanitized by professional custodial services regularly.


Students who elect to reside in on-campus housing must email a negative COVID-19 test to by Jan. 15 to be able to move in beginning Jan. 19. Students must provide their name, U number, date of birth, assigned housing location with room number and a contact phone number in the email. The test must be a PCR type test, not a rapid antigen or antibody test, must be taken during Jan. 7-12. The Student Health Center staff will review the results and students will receive a return email COVID-19 clearance to allow them to move in. Results from rapid tests will not be accepted nor will results be accepted the day of move-in. For more information, contact Residence Life and Housing at 225-771-3590 or


For the Spring 2021 academic calendar, click here

COVID-19 testing will continue to be offered on campus for students (Student Health Center), employees (CareSouth Employee Clinic) and the general public (F.G. Clark Activity Center).


Plans will continue to be updated in accordance with local, state and federal health and safety guidelines. For more information about Southern University System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.