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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated March 16, 2020

In consultation with state and city government, we have moved to online instruction as of Monday, March 16, for the rest of the spring semester. It has become clear that there now exists community spread of COVID-19 in New Orleans.

We know that graduating students and their families are particularly concerned about Commencement. We are determined, whatever the world throws at us, to have Commencement. We also want to host as many of the activities leading up to it as possible, with added student performances if we can. Our hope is that this will happen as scheduled in May, but if events force our hand, we will delay rather than cancel.

For the most immediate local updates on the spread of COVID-19 in New Orleans, we recommend visiting NOLAReady or


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