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LSCO COVID-19 FAQs

When do students return to school?

Classes will resume on Monday, March 30. Classes will be moved online or in a virtual format. We understand a limited number of lab or hands-on courses will still need to be conducted on-campus; however, these courses will not begin until April 13, unless further changes are required. Please check your email and/or Blackboard course for specific instructions from your faculty member concerning your courses.

Will classes be online?

Most classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the semester. We understand a limited number of lab or hands-on courses will still need to be conducted on-campus; however, these courses will not begin until April 13, unless further changes are required.  All students should check your LSCO email and/or Blackboard course for specific instructions from your faculty member concerning your class.

Is faculty working right now?

Yes, faculty have been back at work this week moving their course work online and updating syllabi. Most faculty are working remotely and may not be on campus. Students should hear from their instructors with course instructions within the next few days.  At this time, the best way to communicate with your instructor is via email.

Will the May commencement ceremony still be conducted?

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s office and the CDC’s recommendations, LSCO has suspended all events through the end of May. Unfortunately, this includes the commencement ceremony scheduled on May 15. We invite our Spring graduates to participate in the August commencement ceremony. Students scheduled to graduate in May will still have their degrees conferred with May’s date, but the commencement ceremony will be postponed. Following the degree confirmation, diplomas will be mailed to the students.

What if I do not have the resources to do online classes?

Please contact your instructor to assist you in finding the resources that will be best for you.  In addition to instructor assistance, all LSCO students have access to Lamar State College Orange Virtual Success Center through UpSwing. Additional information about how to access UpSwing can be found at https://lsco.upswing.io/.  Also, our Library and Learning Center are both available to assist students.  Visit the Library or Learning Center on our website and click WE’RE HERE! SPEAK TO US button.

What if I am not confident in my computer skills to do online classes?

LSCO faculty and staff are committed to helping all students succeed. We have multiple resources to assist you. Please work with your instructor to find the resources that will be best for you. In addition to instructor assistance, our Library and Learning Center are both available to assist students.  Visit the Library or Learning Center on our website and click WE’RE HERE! SPEAK TO US button.

When does registration for Summer and Fall begin?

Registration opens on April 1.  Students are encouraged to register for courses online through Self Service Banner (https://www.lsco.edu/registration/registration.asp). Many holds have been waived to allow students to self-register online. Students can schedule a remote advising session appointment with an Advisor. To schedule an online appointment please contact the Advising Center at advising@lsco.edu or at (409)882-3340.  More information on course registration can be found on our Online Registration website page.