Message Sent To:All Faculty, All Staff, All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of the President
Date Sent:Friday, August 14, 2020 04:05 PM CDT

Reminder: Review our Return to Campus Guidelines

August 14, 2020

Dear Loyola Community,

We know you’ve been busy preparing for the upcoming fall semester. So have we. Over the past several months, Loyola University Chicago’s Emergency Response Management team has developed a series of guidelines and protocols to help ensure the health and safety of our University and that of our neighbors. During this process, the University has taken input from our community seriously and has used all available data, recommendations by scientific experts, and directives from city and state officials to guide our thinking about the most appropriate ways to operate during a pandemic.

Our Return to Campus website houses all of these policies—including Loyola’s six required personal safety practices—and has been updated to reflect any recent changes. The site also includes resources for Loyola faculty and staff who may be navigating health care needs and/or workplace changes. If you haven’t already, we ask that you familiarize yourself with these Return to Campus guidelines prior to the beginning of the semester (Monday, August 24), especially if you’re planning to spend any time on our Chicagoland campuses this fall. Now more than ever, we are called to care for ourselves, each other, and the wider world around us.

To that end, students, faculty, and staff should have received an email on August 3 with a link to a required COVID-19 training module, operated by Get Inclusive. You can access the training here. We’re asking that all Loyolans, regardless of where you will be residing this academic year, complete this training no later than Friday, August 21. The module takes 30 minutes to finish, and can be paused in the middle if needed. Please direct any feedback or questions about this training to covid-19support@LUC.edu.

We also hope our students will join us this Sunday, August 16, for our Wellness and Mental Health webinar. The event will showcase comprehensive services the Wellness Center plans to provide this fall for students living near campus or at home, including offerings around mental health. You can register here and submit your questions in advance. The webinar will start at 6 p.m. Central time.

Loyola is committed to the holistic well-being of our entire community—physical, mental, and emotional. For additional wellness information, consult the Health and Safety pages on our Return to Campus site.


Thomas M. Kelly
Sr Vice President, Administrative Services
Office of the President

Kana Henning
Associate Vice President for Facilities