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    LSCPA gets back to face-to-face classes this Fall

    It’s time to get back to normal again.

    After more than a year of social distancing, hand sanitizing, and face masks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar State College Port Arthur is moving back to a state of normalcy as the Fall 2021 semester nears.

    LSCPA will return to face-to-face classes in the fall semester, following the direction of other Texas State University System schools across the state that are doing the same.

    “It feels like the pandemic has gone on forever but we’re finally seeing the light at the end of this very dark tunnel,” LSCPA President Dr. Betty Reynard said. “We have carefully followed the CDC guidelines through this entire situation and now we feel it is safe to move to a more normal delivery of classes on campus.”

    A recent executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott established that most state agencies, including institutions of higher education, may no longer require face coverings. Students attending face-to-face classes still have the choice to wear a mask if they so choose.

    LSCPA is scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic during the month of June, hosted by the Port Arthur Health Department. This will allow students, faculty and staff to quickly and easily receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The inoculations are being administered free of charge.

    “The vaccination is not required to attend face-to-face classes at Lamar State College Port Arthur,” Dr. Reynard said. “But we wanted to make every effort to provide this opportunity for those who have not had a chance to receive the vaccination.”

    Once the fall semester begins, social distancing will no longer be required on campus. This will allow for once-regular campus events and classroom instruction to take place as they have in the past.

    While face-to-face offerings will ramp back up for the Fall 2021 semester, LSCPA also offers a wide variety of online classes to help those who would rather continue remote education and for people who work and need the online opportunity in order to take classes.

    “Whether a student takes classes on campus in a classroom or on a computer at home, they will receive one of the best educational opportunities in the state of Texas,” Dr. Reynard said. “Our dedication to students and their success, especially through this pandemic, has never wavered.”

    LSCPA has twice been recognized by the Aspen Foundation as one of the top 150 colleges in the United States. Likewise, website “Academic Influence” named LSCPA among the top 10 community colleges in the nation for its positive post-graduate impact on students.

    Registration is underway now for Summer and Fall semesters at LSCPA with a Buy One, Get One promotion offering students three free credit hours with the purchase of three hours this summer and up to six free credit hours this fall with the purchase of up to six credit hours.

    Contact the LSCPA Enrollment Counselors at 409-984-6467 or at for information on admissions, registration, and financial aid.