LSU will hold make-up days on two Saturdays in February after the latest round of winter weather socked the Baton Rouge area and canceled classes.
In a letter sent to students Tuesday, the university said Saturday, Feb. 3 will make up for the lost day on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 24, will make-up for the lost Thursday, Jan. 18 classes.
Courses will be held at the same time and place where they normally occur, unless students are explicitly informed otherwise. Students with conflicts should contact their professors.
The university needs to make up the days to ensure that the spring semester meets the minimum number of required class days. The Saturday make-up days without stepping into the Mardi Gras holiday and Spring Break.
Students at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center are not included in the Saturday make-up days.
LSU administrators, in another letter to the faculty, asked the classroom instructors to be flexible if students have a reasonable reason for missing the make-up class, such as standing work requirements or previously planned travel obligations. Faculty can request documentation to confirm.
Students expressed some mixed emotions on social media:
Lsu making us make up two of those ice days on a Saturday so we don’t miss Mardi Gras. Can’t decide if that’s a win or not— Tyler Porche (@tporch3) January 23, 2018
Does @LSU really think students are gonna attend class on a Saturday?! 😂— Wes Prejean (@wesprejean) January 23, 2018
Well Dr Walker you’re probably right about that one pic.twitter.com/AuhPOoNuY2— Wes Prejean (@wesprejean) January 23, 2018