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    Hurricane Harvey: Campus closing Monday and Tuesday

    Hurricane Harvey is predicted to make a second landfall early next week somewhere between Galveston Island and Port Arthur. This storm could bring heavy rains and high winds, raising the chances of flooded roadways across the region.

    In the face of this threat, Lamar State College Port Arthur will cancel classes Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29. Faculty and non-essential staff should not report to work Monday and Tuesday.

    The campus will close as usual on Friday, August 25, at 5 p.m. Plans are for the first day of the Fall 2017 semester to be Wednesday, August 30.

    LSCPA officials are closely monitoring hourly updates on the storm and will make additional decisions regarding the status of the campus as they are warranted.

    Any additional information regarding the campus will be immediately distributed to the public via the College’s website, (, its Facebook page (, Twitter (#LSCPortArthur), and local media outlets. An email and text message will also be sent to the LSCPA student body, faculty and staff.