Northwestern State University will resume classes on all learning platforms (face-to-face, online and Hy-flex) on campuses in Natchitoches, Leesville and Alexandria Wednesday, Feb. 24. Classes on NSU’s Shreveport campus will continue to be held virtually until all water issues have been resolved.
“All face-to-face classes will remain virtual for the Shreveport campus. All nursing and radiology clinical students on each campus should check with their coordinators regarding their clinical assignments for the remainder of the week,” said Dr. Joel Hicks, interim dean of NSU’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health. “Most Shreveport clinical students are able to attend their clinical courses, however, and the Alexandria, Natchitoches and Leesville students are able to go to their clinical rotations.”
All support offices and computer labs on campuses in Natchitoches, Leesville and Alexandria will be open Wednesday. Shreveport offices will remain closed until water has been restored to the campus. The university will make an announcement about when the Shreveport campus will reopen as soon as water issues are resolved.
Power and water have been restored to all residential buildings, according to Director of Housing and Residence Life Stephanie Dyjack. Water pressures continues to improve, but laundry facilities will not open until Wednesday to ensure full water pressure has been restored. Water issues persisted at University Columns Clubhouse, which is no longer being utilized as a warming/charging location.
Residents returning to campus are reminded that the boil advisory for the city and parish are still in effect. Residents should boil water for one minute before consuming. Bottled water is available for residential students in each building’s clubhouse every afternoon.
Dining facilities will resume normal hours Wednesday, except for Café DeMon, which will remain closed while the boil advisory remains in effect. Chick-fil-A will be open from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. beginning Wednesday but with limited menu items until the boil advisory is lifted, due to company guidelines. They will only offer items that require no water such as nuggets, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, spicy sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled nuggets, waffle fries and cookies.
“We appreciate the patience of our students and the university community as we’ve worked diligently to repair damage caused by last week’s winter ice storm,” said NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio. “It has taken a tremendous amount of teamwork and efforts are still ongoing with regards to our Shreveport campus. We will make an announcement regarding the Shreveport campus as soon as water is fully restored.”
In the event of an emergency, students should call University Police at (318) 357-5431.
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
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