Spring 2021

We are working hard so you can return home to YOUR McNeese campus for the Spring 2021 semester.

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McNeese has assembled a top-tier team to guide the rebuilding effort.

Our Progress

Our goal is to welcome you back home with open arms for the Spring 2021 semester.

Our Commitment

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McNeese University


In August and October 2020, Hurricanes Laura and Delta dealt a dual blow to Southwest Louisiana, devastating the region and impacting every facility on our beautiful campus.

We are working rapidly to assess, remediate, repair and rebuild your campus as quickly as possible – safely and efficiently.

Come Home, Cowboys


Our facilities may be damaged, but our morale and determination are not.

We are rising to the challenge that faces us and moving forward with an aggressive construction schedule that allows our students to return to campus for the start of the Spring 2021 semester.

Dr. Burckel's Letter
Come Home, Cowboys


McNeese has assembled some of Louisiana’s leading disaster recovery, architectural and engineering firms to guide its campus rebuild effort rapidly, effectively and safely. We have broken the campus into seven sections, with multiple contractors working simultaneously to bring back your campus.

ACSW Architects
Coleman Partners Architects, LLC
Emergent Method
Emergent Risk Solutions
GEC, Inc
Gould Evans, LLC
Holly & Smith Architects
Meyer & Associates, Inc
Page Southerland
Porche May Architects, LLC
Tipton Associates
Verges Rome
Elite Group


The map below provides insight into the different quadrants that contractors are currently assigned to. The campus is divided into seven sections. Phase I indicates buildings that contractors are working on now, and all items marked in red are areas of the campus that require more planning and discussions with the University insurance provider and FEMA representatives.


  • Phase I (Planned completion by January 2021)
  • Plans in Process
  • 1 Chozen Hall/Student Central
  • 2 Burton Residence Hall
  • 3 H.C. Drew Center
  • 4 Collette Hall
  • 5 Bel Gardens
  • 5 Sallier Gardens
  • 6 Facility Planning & Mgmt
  • 7 Stream Alumni Center
  • 13 King Suites
  • 13 Housing Office
  • 13 Watkins Suites
  • 13 Zigler Suites
  • 14 Drew Hall-Engineering Labs
  • 15 Kirkman Hall
  • 16 Watkins Building
  • 17 Frazar Memorial Library
  • 18 Old Ranch
  • 19 Post Office
  • 20 Bookstore
  • 21 New Ranch
  • 22 Frasch Hall
  • 23 Gayle Hall
  • 24 University Police
  • 25 SEED Center
  • 26 Kaufman Hall
  • 29 Burton Business Center
  • 30 Farrar Hall
  • 31 Memorial Gym
  • 32 Rec Complex
  • 33 Parking Garage
  • 34 Hardtner Hall and Student Health Center
  • 41 Shearman Fine Arts Building
  • 43 F.G. Bulber Auditorium
  • 44 Smith Hall
  • 46 KBYS-McNeese Radio Station
  • 47 President’s House

FrequentlyAsked Questions

No, the campus rebuild project will be covered through insurance and FEMA reimbursements. There will not be any additional fees or tuition increases.

Yes. All of our resident halls are priority projects.

We are eager to have the McNeese community back on campus. Campus events will depend on COVID guidelines and the Governor's orders for large group gatherings. Currently, we are allowed to have 50% room capacity while maintaining six feet of social distancing.

Students needing assistance should reach out to Mr. Kedrick Nicholas, Dean of Students, at knicholas@mcneese.edu.