Loyola University Maryland

Coronavirus Updates

June 5, 2020 - Students

Dear Students,

I have been reflecting with gratitude on how many students and families joined us for last week’s Town Hall. It was gratifying to see so much interest and hear the questions our students and their families have about our reopening plans. I look forward to keeping you updated as we work toward a safe and successful reopening of our campuses in time for the fall semester. We are so eager to have our students back on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions
We have posted some of the most frequently asked questions we received before and during the Town Hall, as well as the answers, to our Reopening Our Campuses website. I encourage you to visit and check back as we continue to provide updated information there.

Students will be receiving information next week on how to apply to receive grant funding through the CARES Act.

We continue to focus on finalizing changes to the academic calendar for the fall and will be in touch with info on that soon.

Equity and Inclusion
Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on how we can and should respond to acts of racial violence, and Dr. Cheryl Moore-Thomas, our chief equity and inclusion officer, offered a message on the importance of being a true ally in the work of antiracism, equity, and inclusion.

As we deal with the pandemic and tension around racialized violence across the nation, this may be a particularly difficult time for you. Please know that, even during the summer months, professionals in the Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, or the Office of Student Life are prepared to assist any student who needs additional support. Please also feel welcome to reach out to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Please know that you remain in my prayers every day, and I hope to see you in person soon.


Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.