Southern to delay start of Sping 2022 semester due to COVID surge, omicron

Southern University
Posted at 11:52 AM, Dec 31, 2021

Southern University and A&M College announced Friday that it will delay the start of the spring semester due to the latest COVID-19 surge in the state.

The university says that due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases and the severity of the Omicron variant, in-person classes will now start on Jan. 26, 2022.

In-person classes were originally scheduled to begin Jan. 12, 2022.

Online classes will begin as scheduled.

The University will still reopen for business after the holiday break on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, with most employees working remotely, they say.

As part of Southern’s Spring 2022 COVID-19 Protocols, all employees and students should still upload proof of vaccination or other relevant documentation as required.

For more detailed information and updates visit the University’s website and official social media channels.

Southern University in New Orleans says that due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases and the severity of the Omicron variant, Southern University at New Orleans will follow the guidelines below for the start of the spring semester.

  • Campus will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • Residential housing Move-In Day will still take place on Friday, January 14-Monday, January 17, 2022.
  • Classes will be held virtually beginning Tuesday, January 18-Monday, January 31, 2022. More information forthcoming.

Employees will work remotely January 4-14, 2022. A staggered schedule will be implemented January 18-31. All essential employees, as determined by their respective supervisors, will be required to come to work in person as needed during the remote/staggered schedule.

Updates will continue to be sent to campus emails and posted to the university’s website [] and official social media channels.

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