College Facilities

 

The Our Lady of the Lake College campus is located near Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and consists of twelve buildings within the perimeters of Hennessy Boulevard, Essen Lane, Picardy Avenue, and Dijon Drive. 

Administration Building houses the offices of the president, academic affairs, mission identity, finance and operation, institutional advancement, and the Oratory/Reflection Room.

Student Services Building houses the offices of admissions, bursar, campus ministry, financial aid, health and safety, institutional research, registrar, service-learning, and enrollment management/student affairs administration.

Student Services Annex is comprised of two suites: Suite A houses advising and retention, student affairs units, Dean of Students’ office, and the student government association and Suite B houses the Technology Service Center including educational technology, information services, wireless computer access and the help desk. The help desk provides assistance with technology issues to faculty, staff and students.

School of Health Professions - Health Sciences / Health Sciences Annex houses clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapist assisting, radiologic technology, and respiratory therapy labs, SETH, classrooms, conference areas, a student lounge, the Dean’s office, and faculty offices. The clinical laboratory science lab allows students to practice a variety of diagnostic testing on blood and body fluids that include blood counts, coagulation testing, blood typing/compatibility testing, bacterial cultures, fungal/parasite examinations, chemistry analysis using sophisticated instrumentation, and molecular biology techniques such as DNA/chromosome analyses. 

The physical therapist assisting classroom/laboratory, located in the Annex, is fully equipped with items that are typically found in physical therapy clinics and reflect current practice.  Equipment such as parallel bars, stairs and assistive devices for ambulation, over-head pulley system, therapeutic weights, and a variety of thermal, mechanical, and electrical modality units provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate competency in performing data collection and treatment interventions.

The radiologic technology skills laboratory is equipped with two energized radiographic rooms, a mobile unit, and a darkroom with functional processor.  Faculty are able to utilize a full-body “pixy” radiographic phantom and part phantoms to demonstrate anatomy as well as instruct students on positioning and imaging techniques. 

In the respiratory therapy laboratory, students use specialized equipment to perform simulated patient care activities including pulmonary diagnostic testing, patient monitoring and mechanical ventilation used in treatment of critically ill patients.

 The Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital (SETH) is a clinical simulation lab where students practice clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration in a safe and controlled environment utilizing life-like mannequins and standardized patients. Comprised of multiple labs that imitate various clinical settings, the SETH’s seven high fidelity simulation rooms include a clinic exam room, a birthing suite, an intensive care unit (ICU), a medication room and a pediatric and medical surgical room. In addition there is a mental health unit that can be transitioned and utilized as a community health environment.  SETH also includes a debriefing conference room and multipurpose room that can be used as a space where students can practice low fidelity skills on task trainers.

School of Nursing Building
 houses three classrooms, three nursing skills laboratories, the dean’s office, faculty offices, a computer lab, conference areas, and student and faculty lounge areas.  

Library / Library Commons
is a two-building complex serving students, faculty, and staff with print and electronic information resources.  The Library and Library Commons offer students an academic space for study, computer use, or just a quiet place to regroup between classes.  The Library contains a collection of materials to support the college programs and research needs of the college community. The Library collection includes monographs, electronic books, electronic journals, electronic reference resources, a comprehensive collection of academic databases, a periodical collection, a reserve collection and audio visual materials. The adjacent Library Commons offers additional space for 24 computers, an eating area with café seating, a conference room, white boards, and lounge seating. Wireless connectivity is available throughout the Library complex.

The Library is staffed by two full-time professional librarians, one part-time professional librarian cataloger, and six para-professionals. The Library is proud to be a member of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. LOUIS is a project of the Louisiana Academic Library Network (LALINC), a consortium of public and private college and university libraries. The membership allows our library to maximize buying power to provide a large collection of electronic resources, as well as other benefits. The Library is also a full member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Main Library Hours

Monday – Thursday:  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday:  CLOSED
Sunday:  CLOSED

Library Commons Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

Biological Learning and Research Building consists of a large multi-purpose classroom, digital conference spaces, and teaching laboratories for the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology.  Also Included in this facility is a state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratory to facilitate faculty and student research opportunities, and offices for biology faculty.

School of Arts and Sciences - Sciences Building consists of classrooms, laboratories for chemistry and microbiology, a lecture hall, and lounges for students and faculty.

School of Arts and Sciences - Liberal Arts Building consists of the dean’s office, classrooms, computer labs, and faculty offices. 

Graduate Clinical Education Building houses the physician assistant studies program and the nurse anesthesia program. Both programs have classrooms and skills laboratories located in the graduate clinical education building as well as faculty and administrative offices. The physician assistant skills laboratory contains medical care equipment designed to simulate a patient care area with spaces for charting and other activities.  The nurse anesthesia clinical simulation laboratory is designed to replicate a realistic operating setting with complete anesthesia setups, including adult and infant human patient simulators, and three operating room setups.


In addition to the traditional on-campus programs and course offerings, Our Lady of the Lake College offers distributed learning programs and courses.