The Southern Jaguars are three weeks into the spring semester – the first semester they’ve had a four-day class week.

Back in October, Southern University switched to a four-day school week. That means no more Friday classes for students and staff. Chancellor James Llorens says it was something that’s been discussed for years, and recently the university decided it could be a way to save money by cutting energy costs.

“At the end of the fiscal year we’ll see what our energy costs were and see if that did afford us a significant…we believe there is a savings involved. It’s hard to quantify right now,” said Llorens.

It’s only been three weeks, but Llorens says they already know what a shorter week means for students.