Loras College is committed to the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. This website will be updated regularly with information regarding the College's preparation and response to COVID-19. We have adopted a state of proactive preparedness and are working closely with local, state and national health officials to monitor the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. We are aware of how quickly this illness has spread and take this potential threat seriously. We will continue to do our best to ensure the campus is safe and informed. There are no confirmed cases on campus at this time.
3/30/20 COVID-19 Campus Update from President Collins
3/22/20 COVID-19 Campus Update from President CollinsMarch 22 President's Update
3/19/20 COVID-19 Campus UpdateMarch 19 COVID-19 Campus Update
3/17/20 IMPORTANT CAMPUS UPDATE: In response to Gov. Kim Reynolds "Iowa public health disaster emergency" declaration all classes are cancelled effective at noon March 17 and will resume online as planned on March 24.
3/15/20 COVID-19 Important Campus UpdateIMPORTANT CAMPUS CHANGES
3/13/20 Update on COVID-19 Regarding Spring SportsAmerican Rivers Conference COVID-19 Statement
3/12/20 Updated communication on CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) from President Jim CollinsAdjustments to Campus Activities and Travel
3/12/20 The following has been included in an email to all students currently studying aboard and parents and guardians:Loras Suspends Spring Study Abroad Programs
3/10/20 The following statement was sent from President Jim Collins to the faculty, staff and students of Loras College:
Frequently Asked Questions
Students began taking classes online as of March 24, and will continue online through the end of the spring semester.
The Loras campus is currently staffed with essential employees only. All others are working from home, per Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds request. Classes continue online for students and will continue through the end of the semester.
Students living on campus or in campus owned housing may continue to do so until no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 20. Students on the meal plan may access dining venues until no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 20. All students must leave campus or campus-owned housing with all their belongs by no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 20.
If students have extenuating circumstances that will require them to continue to stay on campus past March 20, they may complete a form available from the Residence Life Office, requesting to remain.
For residential students who wish to depart campus earlier than Friday, March 20, they may do so after having communicated with faculty about their coursework responsibilities and after alerting residential life about their desired time of departure. All students must move all of their belongings out of their residential space prior to leaving. Once a student leaves, he or she will not be permitted to return any earlier than April 20.
No, however cases have been diagnosed in the State of Iowa and in Dubuque County. We continue to monitor the situation.
Yes. Residence Life staff alerted students to a designated drop site in their hall where they should have returned their loft bed.
What You Should Know
Anyone who feels ill, becomes sick or may be exposed to the coronavirus should consult with their advisor, supervisor or the Loras Health Center and self-isolate. We must do everything we can to keep our community as healthy as possible at this time.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available through the CDC.
Loras College Health Center
474 Alumni Campus Center
1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, Iowa 52001