Updates from Lewis University

COVID-19 Update - The Flyers Promise, LewisU App, Classroom Procedures
Published: January 14, 2021.
The excitement of the new semester is growing each day as we get closer to the first day of classes and as students move into residence halls over the weekend. To promote health as well as care, civility, and respect for each other, below are a few reminders [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Testing, Flyers Promise, Vaccination Survey
Published: January 7, 2021.
We begin this new calendar year with excitement about a new semester and optimism about the eventual waning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for now, the challenges of the pandemic are still very much present. While preparing for vaccination availability [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Spring Testing Requirements
Published: December 17, 2020.
Thank you for living the Flyers Promise on and off-campus and contributing to a successful Fall Semester. While we are taking a break from academic studies, we cannot take a break from our COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Please continue to wash your hands, [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Super Study Resources, Required Symptom Screening and Testing, Expert Panel
Published: December 10, 2020.
As we enter final exam week on Monday, please be mindful of several resources available to students as they finish final papers, presentations, projects, and exams. Use Enhanced Support During Super Study Super Study, extended hours and expanded [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Super Study, Visitor Policy, Testing
Published: December 3, 2020.
This week was another week to be proud of as we successfully transitioned 1,000 classes to the online format. Our community’s care and support for one another is evident during this time as students, faculty, and staff enhance their communication and [MORE

Update on La Salle House Christian Brothers
Published: November 25, 2020.
In recent days, there has been increased concern about our Christian Brothers living on campus and how they are doing during this second wave of increased COVID-19 cases across the country. Throughout the entire pandemic, the Brothers have been under [MORE

COVID Update - Winter Break, Spring Semester Testing Requirements
Published: November 23, 2020.
As we transition to online instruction one week from today, I'd like to make a few reminders and announcements regarding the Winter Break and the Spring Semester. COVID-19 Hotline Remains Open Regardless of whether you are on or off campus, [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Thanksgiving, Resources Afterward
Published: November 19, 2020.
We are less than a week away from our Thanksgiving Break, November 25-27. Hopefully, this break will allow for some rest and regeneration.   Watch this week’s episode of Conversation from Stritch Hall at  https://youtu.be/SFrnRonFhJ0  for more helpful [MORE

COVID-19 Update - COVID-19 Precautions, Testing, Emergency Fund
Published: November 12, 2020.
We are focused on the successful completion of the semester for our students as we balance student success with health and safety for our community and the community beyond. Restore Illinois Regions 7 & 8 (where Romeoville and Oak Brook are located) [MORE

COVID-19 Update - LUPD Changes, Registration for Spring
Published: November 5, 2020.
The recent trend in COVID-19 cases on campus continues. As of this writing, it appears that the number of cases reported on tomorrow’s tracker will be similar to in recent days and weeks.  We remain vigilant in response to the pandemic.  Our Lewis University [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Revised Residence Hall Visitor Policy, Testing, Quarantine Support
Published: October 29, 2020.
Just as the virus activity has increased around our surrounding community, it has increased in our Lewis community as well. We must stay united in our efforts to reverse the upward trend. Our collective commitment to living the Flyers Promise is [MORE

COVID Update - Testing, Mental Health Support, Study Spaces
Published: October 22, 2020.
The weather has turned colder and concerns about the pandemic are growing around the country and in our region. We must remain diligent in living out the Flyers Promise . Your vigilance in wearing a face covering, washing hands, and maintaining physical [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Campus Life and Support after Thanksgiving
Published: October 15, 2020.
As we are finishing the seventh week of the Fall Semester, students are preparing for midterms in their 16-week courses and finals in their 8-week courses. I’m so grateful that for the most part we are able to focus on academics, and we are not in the [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Testing, Commencement, Spring
Published: October 8, 2020.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to the COVID Hotline among our students, faculty and staff remains low. We attribute that to the way our community has embraced living The Flyers Promise . Wearing face coverings, physical distancing, hand [MORE

President’s Update Regarding Spring 2021
Published: October 1, 2020.
Students, Faculty, and Staff, As we begin a new month on the calendar and near completion of the fifth week of our semester, I want to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to each of you for all you have done to contribute to the successful [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vigilance, Free Testing
Published: September 24, 2020.
I’d like to begin this week’s COVID-19 update with some good news. The  enhanced mitigation efforts  that have been effective in Illinois Region 7 of the Restore Illinois plan since August 26 have been lifted, returning Region 7 our region to  Phase 4 [MORE

COVID-19 Update - COVID-19 Testing, LewisU App
Published: September 17, 2020.
The Mass of the Holy Spirit earlier this Wednesday reminded us of how we are called to act with care, civility, and profound respect for each other in the spirit of solidarity.  Inspired by our  Lasallian Mission  and the belief that our campus is a sacred [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Contact Tracing Process, Quarantine vs Isolation, COVID-19 Testing on Campus
Published: September 10, 2020.
As we near the end of the second week of this semester, I cannot express enough appreciation to each of you for are doing your part to keep our community healthy and safe. The  Flyers Promise  has transitioned from a pledge to a way of life during this [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings, Social Gatherings, University Response
Published: September 4, 2020.
As we near the end of the first week of the fall semester, I’d like to congratulate everyone on making it happen and making it work. With more than 900 student residents moving onto our campus last week and the start of blended and face to face classes [MORE

Face Coverings Policy Update
Published: September 3, 2020.
A face covering is the primary way we can protect the health and safety of each member of the Lewis community. Therefore, face coverings are required for everyone who is present on a Lewis University campus and should be worn in classrooms, offices, laboratories, [MORE

GLVC Announces Plan to Proceed for Cross Country Fall Season
Published: September 1, 2020.
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced Tuesday its Plan to Proceed for competition this fall in the sports of men's and women's cross country. The comprehensive plan, which received unanimous support from the league's coaches, athletics directors, [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Use the LewisU App
Published: August 27, 2020.
The campus is filling with resident students and we eagerly await the beginning of the Fall Semester on Monday, August 31. As we are all aware, there are some additional preparations that everyone needs before the semester begins. Here’s a quick [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Be Safe On and Off Campus
Published: August 20, 2020.
The campus continues to become more active   at our Romeoville campus. We look forward to welcoming all our student residents in the coming days leading up to the start of classes. Flyers Promise We acknowledge it is our collective behavior [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Hotline, STAR Program
Published: August 14, 2020.
As we plan for a robust fall semester, we continue to academic excellence with our community's health, safety and well-being.   Our blended approach for the fall offers an opportunity for effective learning but also presents some unique challenges.  [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Classroom, Campus, Cleaning, Housing, Dining, Albuquerque, Athletics
Published: August 6, 2020.
Thank you to all who have signed the Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols (Fall 2020 ). In the spirit of solidarity inspired by our Mission value of Association, over 1,000 students have pledged responsibility for their [MORE

Lewis University-Albuquerque Fall 2020 Class Update
Published: July 31, 2020.
We continue to plan for fall classes as the start of the semester is five short weeks away.  We have prepared the campus and the classrooms with all the proper protocols guided by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement
Published: July 30, 2020.
We are just about a month away from the start of the Fall semester, and we continue to prepare for a healthy and productive year.  On Tuesday, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) released revised guidance for institutions of higher education, [MORE

COVID-19 - July 23 Update - Class Schedules, Resurgence Data
Published: July 23, 2020.
With less than six weeks left until the start of the fall semester, we continue to make preparations for our return to campus.  Today’s message focuses on class schedules, support for higher-risk individuals and increased planning for a potential resurgence [MORE

COVID-19 - July 16 Update - Academic Schedule
Published: July 16, 2020.
Only 7 weeks until the start of our fall semester! Classes begin Monday, August 31. Here’s a look at the Fall 2020 Academic Calendar so you can plan accordingly. August 31 - Full day of classes September 7 - Labor Day: no classes November [MORE

Face Covering Policy Update
Published: July 13, 2020.
We continue to have a busy summer making preparations for the fall 2020 semester. I look forward to our return to a range of in-person class meetings with enhanced health measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these measures will [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - June 25 Update
Published: June 25, 2020.
On Friday, June 26 the State of Illinois moves to Phase 4 in its Restore Illinois plan. Phase 4 signals that progress is being made with a continued decline in positive tests for COVID-19 and an increase in hospital capacity. Phase 4 enables many [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - May 28 Update
Published: May 28, 2020.
We are happy to learn that our region is expected to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, May 29. This will change operations in our state as businesses start to reopen in a different way while we continue to respond to the COVID-19 [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - April 30 Update
Published: April 30, 2020.
In the last seven weeks, our university community has been united in our commitment to continue our academic mission. Our success in finishing this semester with online instruction and remote work is something we can all take a moment to celebrate during [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - April 23 Update
Published: April 23, 2020.
As you may be aware, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended the Stay at Home order for our state until May 30. As a result, our Lewis University Romeoville Campus will remain open in a virtual way through at least the end of the Stay at Home [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - April 16 Update
Published: April 16, 2020.
As we are almost a month into being a virtual campus, our community and support system remains strong. Much of this support is available to you on our comprehensive webpage that is consistently updated with current information in regards to the Lewis [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - April 1 Update
Published: April 1, 2020.
As a result of Governor Pritzker’s extension of the “Stay at Home” order until April 30 in Illinois, Lewis University will remain open in a virtual way through at least Monday, May 1. Faculty and staff will continue to work remotely in support of [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 22 Update
Published: March 22, 2020.
This week begins like no other in our university’s history. In an effort to keep our students, faculty and staff healthy, all of our classes will be taught online this week. Please remember that although classes are not occurring on our campuses, we remain [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 19 Update
Published: March 19, 2020.
Students, staff and faculty,  Over the past week, we have announced the temporary suspension of face-to-face instruction on our campus and a subsequent move toward delivering all classes online beginning Monday, March 23, along with significant [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 17 Update
Published: March 17, 2020.
We continue to engage with public health officials and other experts as we track the impact of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.  As always, our goals are the health and well-being of our entire campus community and the fulfillment of our academic [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 15 Update
Published: March 15, 2020.
Students, Faculty and Staff, Once again, thank you for all of your efforts as our university continues to take action to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Our primary goals in the near term are to reduce the population on our campus by transitioning [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 13 Update
Published: March 13, 2020.
During this time of a rapidly evolving global pandemic, our university remains committed to supporting student learning and success. We are grateful to our faculty and staff members who are working in Association to support the transition to online [MORE

Message from the President - March 12 Update
Published: March 12, 2020.
Students, Faculty, and Staff, I am writing to inform you of our university’s efforts to minimize the impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic on our community while at the same time fulfilling our academic mission on behalf of [MORE

Lewis University Coronavirus 3-12-20 Update
Published: March 12, 2020.
Students, Faculty, and Staff, I am writing to inform you of our university’s efforts to minimize the impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic on our community while at the same time fulfilling our academic mission on behalf of [MORE

COVID-19 Update - March 5, 2020
Published: March 5, 2020.
As we all prepare for a restful and safe Spring Break, I wanted to update you on our university’s efforts to keep our community healthy. Our staff is working with our students and faculty that were participating in the Lewis University Rome Program [MORE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Lewis Students, Faculty and Staff
Published: March 4, 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is asking Americans to prepare for a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. Since January, Lewis University has been collaborating with the Will County Health Department and Illinois [MORE

Lewis University Rome Program Students Return Home Early
Published: March 1, 2020.
We have been closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Italy and communicating with our faculty and students participating in our Lewis University Rome Program at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) [MORE

CDC Suggests Preparing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Published: February 27, 2020.
As you may be aware, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is asking Americans to prepare for a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. Since January, Lewis University has been collaborating with the Will County Health [MORE