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 will continue to do our best to ensure the campus is safe and informed.
3/15/21 COVID-19 Update
Provost and Academic Dean, Donna N. Heald, Ph.D., encourages students to get vaccinated when available. She also recommends students be tested for Covid-19 before returning home for Easter and after returning to campus after Easter. Undergraduate classes will be fully online April 6-9 to allow the opportunity to be tested when you return to campus. Classes will resume again on April 12 in hybrid/in-person format.
3/12/21 COVID-19 Update
President Jim Collins (’84) announces Loras College will begin the 2021-22 academic year with in-person campus operations. This decision was made based on the understanding that the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available throughout the summer months. While the College may still require mask wearing and social distancing under certain circumstances, the campus community has demonstrated strong compliance with the pandemic measures put into place during the current academic year. We are confident in the campus’ continued ability to navigate the pandemic’s challenges, especially since we are strongly encouraging our students and colleagues to be vaccinated upon availability. As new information becomes available and/or as the pandemic’s impact changes, Loras will modify its approach going forward as appropriate.
3/12/21 COVID-19 Update
Molly Burrows Schumacher, Assistant Dean of Students, provides a COVID-19 campus update including current alert status, upcoming testing opportunities, vaccine eligibility information and more.
3/5/21 COVID-19 Update
This communication provides important information and updates for campus community members.
2/19/21 Update: Loras College plans to provide free COVID-19 testing on campus before break on March 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and following break on April 7, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the AWC. More information will be available to the campus community as we approach these dates.
2/5/21 We are pleased to announce we have only 1 new positive case and the number in quarantine/isolation are very low (18). We will continue to operate at ALERT GREEN (COVID Normal) status. Help us retain our GREEN alert status, please keep wearing your mask, washing your hands, and practice social distancing.
1/29/21 COVID-19 Update
Campus COVID-19 update on isolation, quarantining, getting tested and more.
1/4/21 COVID-19 Update
Loras is pleased to share that we currently have zero positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. Click below for a campus update including important information about the spring semester start, COVID testing options, and much more.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Loras welcomes prospective students and their families to visit campus in-person along with a variety of virtual visit options. Visitors are asked to call 563.588.7236 or visit loras.edu/visit to schedule an appointment. Please refrain from visiting if you are experiencing flu symptoms. When on campus, please plan to wear a protective face covering. All visits will be mindful of social distancing, with campus meeting CDC and Iowa Department of Health guidelines.
While this approach is not our first choice, it is a better alternative than an independent, at-your-own- pace online program, with 100+ students enrolled in the courses.
|Total cost of R/B for the semester||$3137|
|Unused portion of R/B total||$2000|
|% of total costs paid through college||57%|
|% of total costs paid by student/family||43%|
|R/B refund to student||$860|
The College took this approach in spring 2020 as it takes into account the fact that students’ aid packages are built around the total cost of attendance.
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