COVID-19 Updates for College of Engineering



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A Letter from the Dean to LUCOE Students
A Letter from the Dean to LUCOE Faculty and Staff



The immediate goals of the LU College of Engineering are to ensure our community’s health and safety and to continue teaching, research, and service. We are operational online, and most of our faculty and staff are working remotely. The LUCOE is operating under university guidelines and we encourage students, faculty and staff to remain home and work remotely. Please contact your instructors, your department, your advisor or your supervisor for further guidance before coming to campus. Please check LU’s Coronavirus and what you should know website often for additional updates. Be safe and be well.

The Texas State University System is working with its member institutions to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and is implementing proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of students and employees in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

  • Important updates:
    Online or other alternative instructional methods for the majority of courses has begun where possible. Instructors will provide further information regarding coursework and assignments. We also ask faculty to work with students who have limited Internet access or are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Make sure to check LU Learn often for assignments and activities as the semester and coursework begins. As a first-time student user, you are strongly encouraged to watch Blackboard Video Tutorials on YouTube. Please see the Blackboard Collaborate for additional instructions.
  • Charter Communications is offering free Wi-Fi for 60 days to K-12 and college students impacted by coronavirus closures.
  • Advisement for summer and fall 2020 courses is currently being conducted via email and phone. Career advisement for seniors will be conducted by phone. Our advisors are working via email and phone. Please contact the LUCOE advisors, Mrs. Paula Dunigan, or Mrs. Carrie Schmidt, for advisement and further instruction.
  • For students that are applying for enrollment, LU will temporarily accept unofficial documents from students unable to send their documents due to the COVID-19 disruption. Please see the LU Office of Admissions and Recruitment and the Admissions Unofficial Document Submission Form for more information.
  • Senior design presentations, thesis defenses, and DE defenses will be done via online meetings, email, and phone. Please work with your instructor on scheduling your presentation/defense. The senior design symposium will be virtual. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Undergraduate and graduate student graduation paperwork will be handled electronically through your advisors and department. Please work with your advisors.
  • The residence halls will remain open for the remainder of the semester for students who need to use LU’s residence halls. Questions? Call 409-880-8550 or email
  • Dining services will continue in a limited capacity. 
  • The Student Health Center remains open for limited services. Call 409-880-8466 to make an appointment before going to the office in person.
  • Only mandatory employees who need to report to work on campus should do so. All non-mandatory employees, including temporary employees and student workers, will continue to be assigned work and will be expected to work remotely to the fullest extent possible.
  • Students scheduled to graduate in May will still have their degrees conferred with May’s date, but ceremonial celebrations will be postponed. More information will be provided at a later date.
  • Emergencies, call the LUPD at 409-880-7777.
  • Please see FAQ’s for more information.
  • LU will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, the Texas Department of State Health Services and The Texas State University System and will use their guidance and recommendations on our campus.