Southern University is switching to a four-day class week in January by doing away with Friday courses. Chancellor James Llorens tells The Advocate the university is making the switch to save on utility costs in buildings and to free up more time on Friday for student advising and faculty office hours.
"It's more of a four-day class schedule than a four-day workweek," Llorens said, emphasizing that employees will still work on Fridays.
The decision would make Southern the first public university in Louisiana to condense classes to four days year round.
Some universities in the state though do have 4-day schedules with no classes after noon on Friday.