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Dear Moody College of Business Students,

On this St. Patrick’s Day, I want to first share how lucky we are to have you as a Moody Business student. I know you are faced with daily uncertainties about what the future may hold and I want to assure you that our faculty and staff are keeping your well-being and academic success as our highest priority.

Remote learning begins Wednesday, March 18. Our faculty are working diligently to prepare to teach you remotely. They will be communicating directly with you about how your class will be taught and what testing will look like moving forward later today or tomorrow. In this communication, faculty will be asking you to respond to confirm you received the instructions. It is important that you respond as quickly as you can. If you have not heard from a professor by Thursday morning, please contact them to request an update. If you do not hear from your professor by Thursday, please send an e-mail with specifics on the situation including course prefix, number, and section along with name of professor and what your issue is to Moody Business Office of Student Services at studentservices@louisiana.edu.

We know moving to remote learning will come with challenges and the experience will be different than your face to face class. We expect bumps and hurdles for both our students and faculty. As the semester continues, faculty will review what is working well and what improvements can be made so they can modify their remote teaching plans to create a better learning experience for you. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please share them with your professor.

It is crucial that you check your University email and Moodle courses regularly for any messages or updates. If you need help, or do not have the technology to support remote learning, please reach out to your professor or department head. We are here to support you and adapt together.

Below are updates on advising and resources to help you during the transition to remote learning.

News & Announcements
University announcements and FAQs are posted at https://louisiana.edu/covid19-updates and on the University’s social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.

Student Remote Learning Resources
Visit your Moody Business student Moodle page “Ragin’ Business Students” at https://moodle.louisiana.edu/course/view.php?id=17433 for links to important University webpages related to COVID-19 and remote learning resources.

Advising & Registration
Advising for the Summer Intercession, Summer, and Fall semesters has been postponed for two weeks. Advising is scheduled to begin March 30. Registration for the Summer Intercession, Summer, and Fall semesters has also been postponed and will begin April 14. More information will be shared in the near future. Advising for 100% online MBA and MS Accounting students is continuing as normal. For updates, visit https://louisiana.edu/covid19-updates.

Online Students
Online courses are continuing as scheduled. Please contact your online advisor with any questions.

Internships
The University has formed an Internship Completion Task Force. Plans are being coordinated for undergraduate and graduate student internships. We will share information once available.

How to Contact Moody Business
Contact information for your Department or Program offices and our Office of Student Services is available at https://business.louisiana.edu/about-us/contact-us. Our faculty and staff directory is available at https://business.louisiana.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-staff-directory.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we transition to remote learning. Moody College of Business students, faculty, and staff are a team, and we will continue to navigate these changes together.

Sincerely,

Geralyn McClure Franklin, Ph.D.
Interim Dean
B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
moodybusiness@louisiana.edu

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