Dear Loyola Community Member,
If permissible and consistent with applicable public health restrictions and guidance, Loyola University Maryland will offer a fully in-person, on-campus experience during the 2021-22 academic year.
We are certain of the following:
- The health, safety, and welfare of every member of the Loyola community is our highest priority. Our mission and values as a Catholic, Jesuit university guide our efforts in all things.
- The measures we take to protect the community from COVID-19 will be informed by the most up-to-date advice from federal, state, and local public health officials.
- Having said that, no one, including the University, can guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. It is simply not possible to do so. For information about the nature of the virus and how it is spread, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 site.
- In addition, minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections or spread of any other disease is a shared responsibility. All members of the community must do their part. In addition to being vaccinated against COVID-19, members of the community should use basic hand hygiene (frequent washing and sanitizing) and respiratory etiquette (not coughing into one’s hand or in close proximity to others), as well as wearing face coverings according to guidelines, participating in the daily symptom checker, not reporting to work or class if you feel sick, and isolating or quarantining when required. Your compliance is necessary not only for your own safety but for the safety of others. Those not adhering to the required public health practices will be subject to the student conduct process or employee disciplinary action.
- Students or employees with disabilities who think they may need accommodations related to COVID-19 should contact the Office for Disability Support Services (for students) or Human Resources (for employees).
- To be completely transparent: By coming to Loyola’s campuses, you indicate your acceptance of the risk that you could contract COVID-19.
- Regardless of how the academic year begins and proceeds (e.g., fully on-campus, a combination of on-campus and remote experience, entirely remote), tuition and fees will remain the same. These payments are in exchange for learning, academic credits, and certain services that are provided by Loyola faculty, staff, and administrators. Room and board charges would be refunded in certain circumstances if on-campus learning/living were suspended.
We will provide details and regular updates about steps the University is taking to deliver an exceptional education and experience to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.