BATON ROUGE, La. — When Louisiana was walloped by winter weather this month, college students celebrated as they got a few extra days off. That celebration is over, as LSU announced it will ask students to attend classes on two Saturdays in February.

The Advocate reports the university sent a letter to students saying that Feb. 3 and Feb. 24 will be the make-up days for classes canceled on Jan. 17 and 18.

LSU leaders say the Baton Rouge campus needs to reschedule the classes to ensure the spring semester meets the minimum number of required class days. Scheduling them on Saturdays keeps from interfering with Mardi Gras and Spring Break holidays.

Classroom instructors are urged to be flexible if students have a reasonable reason for missing the make-up classes, such as work requirements.

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