LSU partially open Tuesday, SU reschedules university events
BATON ROUGE – LSU will be partially open on Tuesday and Southern University will remain closed until Thursday.
LSU will hold a "condensed orientation" on Aug. 17 to replace the originally scheduled Aug. 15 – 16 session. Students planning to live on campus will be allowed to move into residence halls on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
Activities related to LSU sororities and fraternities have been scheduled for the Aug. 24 – 30.
LSU football head coach Les Miles addressed the media Tuesday. Miles said the football team's next scrimmage is scheduled for next Saturday.
Miles said tight end Caleb Roddy's home in Denham Springs was also impacted by the flooding.
"These natural disasters, they do not descriminate," Miles said. "They hammer everybody."
Miles compared the response to the flooding as similar to Hurricane Katrina. He said that just like in Katrina, LSU is the safest place to be.
"There is no water on our campus. It is dry," Miles said. "Our team is going to help move in. They will spend time with the freshmen and help them move in."
Southern University System offices, Southern University Laboratory School, Southern University Law Center and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will remain closed until Thursday, Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. Southern Law Center classes will begin on Thursday.
The Southern University Freshmen Convocation is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to replace the originally scheduled Aug. 14 convocation.
Announcements will be provided by email, on university websites, and social media. A message from Southern President- Chancellor Ray L. Belton can be found here.