Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

Loyola's ongoing response to COVID-19

Loyola University Maryland is planning for a rich and engaging semester of in-person classes, events, and experiences for the Fall 2021 semester. We will have plans in place in case we need to take additional steps to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including allowing for extra space in classrooms if needed. But we are eager to return to a more typical Loyola University Maryland education and experience with all the in-person opportunities that our students have come to enjoy.

Our Rapid Response Team and Policy Group will work through the summer to amend and implement a revised COVID operations plan to continue to promote and advance the health and safety of our Loyola community as we deliver a high-quality Jesuit liberal arts and professional education and experience for our students.

The Latest Updates

  • Masks: The outdoor mask mandate has been lifted on Loyola's campuses in accordance with city and state policies. Masks are still required indoors while on campus. The University will continue to look to guidance from health experts and government officials when determining future COVID-19 policies related to masks, social distancing, and other best practices.
  • Vaccine Requirement: All undergraduate and graduate students attending class in person must receive their final dose of one of the COVID vaccines by Aug. 1, 2021. In addition, students who will be on campus this summer must be fully vaccinated by July 1, 2021. See our Vaccination FAQ for information on how to provide proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption. The University is not yet requiring our faculty, staff, and administrators to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We are, however, strongly encouraging them to receive the vaccine—and we are setting a clear expectation that they should choose to be vaccinated in the interest of the health of our community. We also continue to examine the possibility of requiring the vaccine for employees, and we reserve the right to require vaccination in the future. 
  • Mental Health: See our COVID-19 Mental Health Survival Guide.
  • Student Health Services: Find more information on the Student Health Services site.

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

See the COVID Operations Plan for Loyola's Spring 2021 semester

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


Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

  • All COVID-19 concerns and questions from faculty, staff, and administrators should be directed toward the office of human resources.

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

Continuing Education

Students can explore current continuing education offerings through ASPIRE.

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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