During the August 20, 2021 meeting of the Southern University Board of Supervisors, each of the campus chancellors was asked to provide an update on the status of enrollment management. Enrollment was reported as trending upwards at each of the campuses. The Shreveport campus was the most skeptical as classes there do not start until August 29, and the chancellor was hoping the pandemic surge would not hamper enrollment growth at the commuter college. As for SUBR, housing officials are scrambling to arrange for off-campus housing as far south as LSU, as enrollment soars. As of Thursday, August 19, 2021, the 4th day of classes, SUBR had enrolled 7476 students compared to this time last year when only 6818 had enrolled - a difference of +658. And this does not include students who are cross-enrolled through SU-Connect and LSU. The state of Louisiana counts enrollment numbers at its universities as of the 14th day of classes, or not until September 2, 2021, in the case of SUBR. By then SUBR's enrollment could exceed 8,000 for the first time in more than 2 decades.. The Law School is reporting an enrollment of 920, its largest class ever, While SUBR is poised to break ground on 800 new student housing spaces (an Honors Dorm, a Freshmen Dorm, an upperclassmen Apartment Complex) this school year, still the university anticipates losing students to other campuses due to its current housing shortage.