Louisiana State University has announced changes to the fall semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to faculty and staff sent Friday, university officials outlined the changes. Classes will begin Aug. 24, but changes to the calendar year are set towards the end of the semester. Some changes included students not returning to campus after Thanksgiving holiday. Classes would resume after the holiday online to prevent opportunity for the virus to spread. Other changes included eliminating fall break, and updating courses and room changes to adhere to social distancing.