Message Sent To:All Faculty, All Staff, All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of the President
Date Sent:Thursday, March 19, 2020 03:15 PM CDT

Campus Changes and Closures: COVID-19 Response Update

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

While the University remains open and will continue to offer online instruction and essential services, we expect to begin closing nearly all University buildings by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 20).

All current ID card access to buildings will be revoked during the duration of the COVID-19 Emergency Response.ONLY essential personnel—such as life, safety, plant, and animal care personnel, among select others—will be able to access buildings.

As COVID-19 preparedness plans continue to be implemented, please note these new changes regarding access to buildings, resources, and transportation.

The Wellness Centers at LSC and WTC

All campus libraries, including LSC, WTC, HSC, and School of Law

  • Digital Media Labs at LSC and HSC (including Information Commons) will continue to loan equipment through next week (March 23 – 27). Drive-up service will only be available for LSC at the Granada Center and HSC will be by appointment only. Contact 773-508-4ITS or ITSServiceDesk@LUC.edu for information or visit the libraries website for help desk details and online resources.

All HSC dining services - LSC and WTC Dining Services are closed except for “grab-and-go” meals for residential students.


  • Beginning this evening at 7 p.m. (March 19), intercampus shuttle service between LSC and WTC will cease operations given the return of students to their homes as previously communicated.
    • Chicago Transit Authority continues to operate and schedules can be found on their website.
  • For those few students staying in residence halls or near Lakeshore Campus, 8-RIDE will continue limited service through Friday, April 3. Two vans will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., limiting the number of students per van according to social distancing guidelines.


  • Effective Monday, March 23, mail will be picked up by the mailroom staff from the post offices and sorted at each campus. There will be no direct delivery. Departmental assigned personnel will be required to pick up and drop off mail.
  • Anything to be mailed should be delivered by each department to their campus mailroom.
  • Mailroom hours will be Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

While we regret the continued disruption to our Loyola University Chicago community, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remains our priority. Please continue to diligently monitor your email and the COVID-19 website for updates, as we will continue to comply with any mandates from city, state, and federal authorities.

During this unprecedented global health event, our University moves forward with academic integrity and operational continuity thanks to the extraordinary efforts of faculty and staff and the commitment to learning by our students. We appreciate everyone’s ongoing support and flexibility.

Visit LUC.edu/coronavirus for more details or email COVID-19support@LUC.edu with any concerns or questions.


Thomas M. Kelly, Senior Vice President of Administrative Services
Kana Henning, Associate Vice President of Facilities