Campus Status: Closed until Thursday May 20th
Campus Update: Resources for Faculty and Students
Posted By: McNeese Public Relations
WiFi Hotspots for Students and Faculty
WiFi is now available for students and faculty in the northwest corner ground level of the parking garage (near the Recreational Sports Complex entrance at the corner of Vernon Drive and Gayle Street). Student or employee login credentials are required as no “guest” WiFi access is available. Students and faculty should bring their own devices. Restrictions on student-only parking in the garage are suspended for the remainder of the fall term and only students, faculty and contractors working on campus restoration are authorized to use the garage at this time. Access this location from the Common Street side of campus ONLY. Please use caution while driving in this area.
Computer and Office Work Spaces for Students and Faculty
A limited number of work and study spaces will be available to students and faculty in offices and classrooms in the SEED Center. Faculty who need information about these workspaces should contact their department head or college dean. Students who wish to use these spaces in order to access WiFi and for class assignments should bring their own devices. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis during regular University business hours (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30-11:30 a.m.) starting Friday, Sept. 18th when instruction resumes.
Board of Regents TOPS Announcements for Students
TOPS eligibility requirements for continuing McNeese students, which include the steady academic progress requirement and minimum GPA standards, have been suspended for those who reside in parishes designated a major disaster affected area by FEMA due to Hurricane Laura. The deadline for achieving the TOPS-qualifying ACT/SAT score has also been extended for 2020 high school graduates in major disaster affected parishes as designated by FEMA due to Hurricane Laura. Students are encouraged to take the ACT no later than Dec. 31, 2020. Contact ACT directly at http://www.act.org for information about test dates and locations in your area.
Questions regarding individual TOPS eligibility should be directed to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) at 1-800-259-5626 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drops for Students with Holds or No Access to Banner Self-Service
Students who need to drop classes but can’t access their Banner Self-Service account or have a registration hold can email email@example.com to drop classes. The email must come from the student’s McNeese email address or contain a copy of a valid ID. The email must state specific classes to drop or may say drop all classes.
McNeese Testing Center
The McNeese Testing Center located on the 2nd floor of the Burton Business Center is currently closed. Limited operations in another location on campus will resume after Oct. 1. Additional information about testing services will be provided at a later date.
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