Campus Buildings Locked Beginning March 19

March 18, 2020; updated 9:34 p.m.

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The LSU Administration and the LSU Emergency Operations Center have determined that, for the safety of the university community, all campus buildings will be locked beginning March 19. Please note that residence halls and the dining hall will not be locked for students. Employees who are not essential are asked not to come to campus. This will help LSU comply with federal and state guidelines related to social distancing. Essential personnel should still report to campus as normal, and beginning March 19, campus buildings should only be accessed by essential personnel while remaining locked. Any exceptions must go through the EOC and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees who are unsure if they are considered “essential” should check with their supervisors. Any requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted by the department head to Any essential personnel who need keys should make key requests through their building coordinators.