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    The University of Louisiana will be open Monday, Aug. 28. Classes will be held as scheduled.

    Students who are not able to travel to classes should contact professors to discuss their situation. If a student needs further assistance, he or she can contact the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@louisiana.edu or 337-482-6276.


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    Default Re: University will be open Monday, Aug. 28

    I suspect that there will be a few empty classrooms today.


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    Default Re: University will be open Monday, Aug. 28

    I'm a little skeptical with UL opening classes today. There's a lot of students who commute from low lying areas around Acadiana who are in the danger zone of possible flooding. I would think that the university would've thought twice about this since a tropical storm is right on our doorstep.


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    Today's classes (Monday) that start 3 p.m. or later have been cancelled. University operations and offices close at 5 p.m. today. Next update at 6 p.m.


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  5. Default University will be open Tuesday. Aug. 29

    Based on latest National Weather Service forecast, the University will be open and classes held as normal on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Continue to monitor our official social media accounts and website for updates.

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    Default Re: University will be open Tuesday. Aug. 29

    UL HAS CANCELLED classes for Tuesday, Aug. 29th!!


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    Default Re: University will be open Tuesday. Aug. 29

    Quote Originally Posted by barisaxman View Post
    UL HAS CANCELLED classes for Tuesday, Aug. 29th!!
    Thank Jehovah...this weather outside is too dangerous. (sun blinds me for a second)

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    The University of Louisiana will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

    Essential personnel are required to check in with supervisors for assignments.

    Cypress Lake Dining Room in the Student Union will be open from 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. University Housing and Student Health Services will be open normal hours._ Dupré Library and Bourgeois Hall will open at 5 p.m.

    The University expects to open and resume classes on Thursday, Aug. 31.


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    Default Re: University will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30

    I don't see how anyone could function today...this weather is so dangerous.

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    Default Re: University will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30

    There are nearly zero instances were the University or local schools will make a weather decision that is not only the correct one, but one that will please everyone. There's no reason that school could not have been held on Monday afternoon, yesterday and today. If anything, they should have just closed Monday. But you'd have people blowing up social media, writing letters and calling the University and school board either way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginScotsman View Post
    There are nearly zero instances were the University or local schools will make a weather decision that is not only the correct one, but one that will please everyone. There's no reason that school could not have been held on Monday afternoon, yesterday and today. If anything, they should have just closed Monday. But you'd have people blowing up social media, writing letters and calling the University and school board either way.
    Monday seemed like the only day even the forecast didn't seem that bad.

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    Default Re: University will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30

    Who knew Harvey would split in half and go around both sides of Acadiana?


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    Default Re: University will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Who knew Harvey would split in half and go around both sides of Acadiana?
    That's what I'm saying. You'll have a lot of people that are looking at the weather today and commenting "why are schools closed?" The call was made when we were forecasted to be right in the path and get flooding rain. Some people don't care about that, though. It's always "the schools never get it right!" It'll also happen later in the year as it always does-because 3 weather days were used already, UL or the public schools will be reluctant to cancel for a day that they REALLY should cancel for. The "they never get it right" mantra will continue.

    Bottom line is if you don't feel safe going to class or having your kid go to school, stay home. Don't rely on the school.

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    The University re-opens on August 31, 2017. Classes will resume as normal.




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    Default Re: University will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Who knew Harvey would split in half and go around both sides of Acadiana?
    Forecasts were never that bad.

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    Default Re: University will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30

    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Forecasts were never that bad.
    One year ago this month, the forecasts were never that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    One year ago this month, the forecasts were never that bad.
    Apples to oranges. Last year was a freak storm...this was a highly visible and dissected forecast where the path of the storm was much further west until Tuesday. You are better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Apples to oranges. Last year was a freak storm...this was a highly visible and dissected forecast where the path of the storm was much further west until Tuesday. You are better than this.
    Any reasoned person knows hurricanes and tropical storms are not totally predictable.

    A cursory study will present 30 scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Any reasoned person knows hurricanes and tropical storms are not totally predictable.

    A cursory study will present 30 scenarios.
    This isn't the 1970's. We are updated minute by minute of the changes in the forecasts. The worst case scenario on this storm that we were told ad naseum was no reason to cancel school for several days where the impact was extremely minimal. No need to try and back track about comparing Harvey to last years floods. No need to...I know what your shtick is.

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    Default Re: University will re-open Thursday, Aug. 31

    Quote Originally Posted by NewsCopy View Post
    The University re-opens on August 31, 2017. Classes will resume as normal.




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    Are they sure...a leaf might fall. What will they do if that leaf falls on an unsuspecting student?

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