Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

April 23, 2021 - Graduate Students: An Update from the President

Dear Graduate Students,

During these last weeks before finals, I hope you’re finding time to relax and connect safely with friends. I encourage you to continue to make good decisions for your health and the health of our community.

The recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is that everyone who is able should get vaccinated as soon as they are able. I strongly encourage you not to wait to get vaccinated but take advantage of the availability of vaccines right now. 

We have just learned of a new opportunity available for members of our community. The Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Department of Health are identifying “University Days” at various mass vaccination sites throughout Maryland. The first "University Days" will be held at the Greenbelt Metro Station from Friday, April 23, to Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This site is open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

You can learn more about how to schedule an appointment, other opportunities to get vaccinated, and the importance of getting vaccinated on our COVID vaccine page, Loyola.edu/covidvaccines.

If you have been vaccinated, please send proof of your vaccination to healthservices@loyola.edu.

My Future Plans
I’m delighted to share that I have accepted a position as visiting scholar at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center for the 2021-2022 academic year. I will join the Georgetown Jesuit Community, where I previously lived as a scholastic. I am looking forward to re-engaging—or resurrecting—my research in moral theology and health ethics through this wonderful opportunity.

I hope you enjoy the weekend ahead in a safe way. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy.


Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.