Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

Loyola's ongoing response to COVID-19

Loyola University Maryland is reopening its campuses and offering a residential experience for undergraduate students along with in-person classes for the Spring 2021 academic semester to the greatest extent the public health situation permits. Together, our Loyola community is taking steps to promote and advance the health and safety of our Loyola community as we continue to deliver a high-quality Jesuit liberal arts and professional education and experience for our students.

See the reopening plans for Loyola's Spring 2021 semester  

Please check back as this page will continue to be updated with more information. Questions may be sent to coronavirus@loyola.edu.

New This Week:

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations: The University’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Team and Policy Group have been monitoring the Maryland Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan. We have received confirmation that at least some higher education employees are eligible to receive the vaccine in the first phases of Maryland’s vaccine roll-out.
    As soon as we have factual information and clarity about eligibility, availability, and the distribution of the vaccine for members of our community, University leaders will communicate that directly with those who are eligible.
    Although at this point it appears that faculty and at least some staff and administrators will be included in Phases 1B and 1C, the University is actively seeking clarification on exactly which roles/departments would be included in those groups and how employees could move forward with receiving the vaccination.
    We encourage you to check with your physician and jurisdiction to see whether you can access the vaccine one of those ways. You can learn more about vaccination sites through the State of Maryland’s COVID Vaccination website. The University continues to research whether we can provide more direct and/or more immediate access to members of our community at large through our relationships with government and health officials. At this point, the University is not planning to require the COVID-19 vaccination for faculty, staff, and administrators. We will strongly encourage you to receive the vaccination when you are eligible if you are able. Each of us has a role to play in contributing to the health and safety of our community. We will share more information as soon as it is available.
  • For the status of COVID on campus, check out Loyola's COVID-19 Dashboard.

Students

  • Students can find information about the Spring 2021 semester in the reopening plan and resources on how to keep our community healthy and safe on the Healthy Hounds site
  • Students who are studying remotely for the Spring 2021 semester may want to use these online resources.
  • Students who are in need of additional accommodations and support should reach out to the office of disability services at 410-617-2062.

Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

  • Faculty, staff, and administrators who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should contact their supervisors.

  • If employees have work-related COVID-19 concerns, they should contact the office of human resources. Further information will be provided by human resources.

  • Please see the Employee and Supervisor FAQs for important information provided from human resources.

Prospective/Incoming Students

Undergraduate Students

  • Students have opportunities to explore our campus through virtual admission events,  social media, and our explore page.

Graduate Students

  • For information about a specific graduate program, please contact your program or graduate@loyola.edu.
  • Deadlines for admission have not changed, but the office of graduate admission is willing to accommodate you if you have extenuating circumstances.
  • The graduate application fee will be waived through the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Students may explore their programs through their program websites and social media or by contacting graduate admission.

Official transcripts can be sent from your university electronically to graduate@loyola.edu or by mail to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

Continuing Education

All continuing education courses continue to be offered online. Students can explore current offerings through ASPIRE.

Alumni

The office of alumni engagement is offering opportunities for alumni to engage virtually.

Emergency Relief Fund

Members of our Loyola community are contributing generously to our Emergency Relief Fund, which provides critical need-based financial aid for students and their families affected by the pandemic. A gift of any size could make the difference to those who want to stay at Loyola but may not be able to do so due to changed financial circumstances.

Media Contact

If you are a member of the media with a question, please contact Molly Robey at mkrobey@loyola.edu.

See faculty members who can provide expert commentary on the pandemic.

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