Loyola University Maryland is committed to reopening its campuses in person and offering a residential experience for undergraduate students for the Spring 2021 academic semester to the greatest extent the public health situation permits. Together, we will take 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.
This plan has been developed and will be implemented in accordance with guidelines from the State of Maryland, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Baltimore City Health Department, and other government and health experts and organizations. The plan will continue to evolve as more information becomes available and as we monitor the path of COVID-19. It will also adapt to meet the needs of the campus community as we implement it during the spring semester.
Thank you for doing your part to promote the health and safety of our community.
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Although Loyola intends to offer an on-campus, in-person residential experience beginning in January 2021, changing public health conditions may require modifications to this plan. In particular, public health officials at the federal, state, or local level may impose a variety of health restrictions and mandates impacting the University’s plan. These changes may be relatively minor, such as extending or changing break periods, to more significant, such as suspension of in-person classes or residential living. Loyola hopes that all members of the community understand the need to be flexible, to have grace with one another, and that they remain ready to pivot as necessary to ensure a successful spring semester, whether in-person or remote.
In the event the University is unable to offer an on-campus experience in the spring (or on-campus living is suspended during and for the remainder of the semester), room and board refunds for on-campus students will be processed in the same manner as they were in spring 2020. Regardless of whether students are on campus or taking courses remotely, though, the tuition rate will remain the same, as tuition payments are in exchange for learning/academic programing and certain services (such as office hours and academic supports) that will be provided regardless of whether a student is learning on campus or entirely remotely. Unfortunately, due to increased technology and other related costs, remote learning does not result in savings to the institution.
A Prayer for Our Community
Lord, we pray for hope and healing for our world.
Bless our students and their families, particularly during this time.
As we prepare to return to our campuses,
help us stay focused on the mission that unites us:
the education of our young people as the leaders our world needs.
As we look ahead to a challenging time,
let us focus on how we are connected in purpose, in hope,
and in the faith that the world will be a better place
because of our Loyola students.
During this transition, grant to each of us
wisdom and knowledge, courage and compassion,
and the eyes to see the challenges and opportunities before us.
May we recognize that although we do not know what the future holds,
we know that you hold the future.