Updates from Lewis University

COVID Update - Summer Term Mitigations
Published: June 30, 2022.
As we begin the second session of our Summer Term on Tuesday, July 5, I would like to remind you that Lewis University appreciates your cooperation with COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Our community members are still required to share their COVID-19 [MORE

COVID-19 Update - High Transmission Area CDC Recommendations
Published: June 2, 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on May 26 that  15 Illinois counties  are now rated at High Community Level for COVID-19.  This area includes Chicago, Cook County and surrounding [MORE

COVID Update - Commencement, Summer Term, Mask Friendly
Published: May 3, 2022.
I would like to express my gratitude to all of our students who have persevered and achieved great success this semester, and gratitude to our faculty and staff, who have supported our students in countless ways during these unprecedented times. Our whole [MORE

Final On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic of Semester is April 28
Published: April 14, 2022.
The last COVID-19 Booster Clinic of the Spring Semester will be held from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 in the Flight Deck of St. Charles Borromeo on our Romeoville Campus. Register at the following links: Moderna 1st/2nd Booster -  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/tuvgf/ [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Summer, Fall Mitigation Expectations
Published: April 7, 2022.
I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all of you for taking so many extraordinary actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary focus over the last two years has been to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community. As we move [MORE

COVID-19 Update - MyLewis App, Submit Boosters, Get Tested
Published: March 17, 2022.
Welcome back from Spring Break! Appreciation is extended to all who submitted their COVID-19 vaccination, booster, and test results. This will help us better understand any remaining vulnerability we have to the presence of Covid-19 amongst our community. [MORE

Reflections on a COVID-19 Anniversary
Published: March 11, 2022.
As we approach the two-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s March 11, 2020 declaration that COVID-19 had become a global pandemic, it is appropriate to reflect on how much we have accomplished in the last two years. Immediately on [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Boosters, Resident Testing, Face Coverings
Published: March 10, 2022.
The start of a new eight-week session is an exciting time. Our exceptional community response in the last two years of this COVID-19 pandemic has been tremendous in helping to keep our community stay as healthy as possible. Our collective efforts in face-covering [MORE

Nursing Students Help With Health Education in Joliet
Published: March 8, 2022.
On February 26, a group of junior nursing students assisted recent nursing alumnus Montrice Brown, providing health education and screenings through Riverwalk Homes in Joliet. The fair was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and also provided COVID-19 [MORE

COVID-19 Update - March 14 Deadline, Resident Testing, Break
Published: March 3, 2022.
As we enjoy a much-needed Spring Break next week, I hope you have time to rest and rejuvenate for the second half of the semester or for a new 8-week term. To best prepare for a safe and healthy conclusion of the semester, we need to remain vigilant in [MORE

Register for the March 3 COVID-19 Booster Clinic
Published: February 25, 2022.
A COVID-19 Booster Clinic will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 in the Flight Deck of St. Charles Borromeo on our Romeoville Campus. Register at the following links: J&J:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/psqjk/ Moderna:  [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings Change, Resident Testing
Published: February 24, 2022.
Our goals as a university throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic have been to maintain the public health of the Lewis community, provide continuous and high-quality access to the educational experience, and serve the common good of our local and regional community [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings, Booster Deadline & Clinic
Published: February 17, 2022.
It is a good sign that Governor JB Pritzker anticipates removing most indoor mask mandates in a few weeks in Illinois. However, we must be realistic in understanding that the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and it still impacts our community. Our Leadership [MORE

COVID Update - Booster Clinic, At-Home Tests for Students
Published: February 3, 2022.
The number of COVID-19 positive cases associated with our community continues to decrease. This is very positive news, and still, we must remember to stay on the course that has helped us get to this point. Being up-to-date on your vaccines (getting [MORE

Booster Clinic is February 10 on Romeoville Campus
Published: January 28, 2022.
A booster clinic will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, February 10 in the Flight Deck in St. Charles Borromeo on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. Registration links are below. Pfizer:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/iyhgk/ J&J:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/psqjk/ [MORE

COVID Update - Reduced Mitigations, Booster Clinic, Testing
Published: January 27, 2022.
This week marked the two-year anniversary of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Illinois. At that time, none of us could have imagined the impact of COVID-19 and how much our society would change. As I reflect on these last two years, I am proud of [MORE

Over 160 Receive Booster Shots on Romeoville Campus
Published: January 25, 2022.
There were several opportunities for COVID-19 testing and vaccine booster clinics for Lewis University students, faculty, and staff January 10-18 on the Lewis University Romeoville Campus. More than the 768 PCR COVID-19 tests were administered to [MORE

Lewis University Athletics Cancels Fifth Annual Flyer Red Dinner
Published: January 21, 2022.
Lewis University Athletics announced on Friday (Jan. 21) that the Fifth Annual Flyer Red Dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at the Bolingbrook Country Club has been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Update - Testing, Face Coverings are Helping in Mitigation
Published: January 20, 2022.
Together, through our collective individual efforts, we are minimizing COVID’s impact on our community. Thank you to all who submitted  The Flyers Promise & Student Acknowledgement , your vaccination status, booster information, and testing results. We [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Booster & Testing Requirements, Event Changes
Published: January 13, 2022.
The first week of classes is almost complete. Your efforts in mitigating COVID-19 are appreciated and important for us to have a healthy semester on campus. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms, whether you are vaccinated or not, and contact [MORE

Athletic Event Attendance Policy Revised for January
Published: January 11, 2022.
The Lewis University Athletic Department, in conjunction with Lewis University administration announced on Tuesday (Jan. 11) temporary revisions to its attendance policy for athletic events on campus during the month of January as part of its ongoing [MORE

COVID-19 Testing & Booster Clinics Available on Romeoville Campus in January
Published: January 10, 2022.
There will be several opportunities for COVID-19 testing and vaccine booster clinics for Lewis University students, faculty, and staff January 10-18 on the Lewis University Romeoville Campus. COVID-19 Testing Requirement & Opportunities We continue [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Testing, Booster Requirements, Events
Published: January 6, 2022.
Our resident students are currently moving back into residence halls and in-person classes are set to begin on Monday, January 10. The COVID Hotline Team, Campus Emergency Preparedness Team and Leadership Team are committed to health and safety, [MORE

COVID-19 Update - 2 Resident Tests, Testing Options, Upload Booster Status
Published: December 30, 2021.
As our nation reaches record numbers of COVID-19 cases, we appreciate your continued commitment to  The Flyers Promise on and off campus. Current high-community transmission rates and other updated public health guidance have prompted additional [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Commencement, Winter Break
Published: December 16, 2021.
Congratulations to our degree recipients who we are honoring this weekend with Commencement Ceremonies on our Romeoville Campus! For those of you who are joining us, please be advised that our usual COVID-19 mitigations will be in place for this in-person [MORE

Close to 200 COVID-19 Boosters Given at Lewis University
Published: December 10, 2021.
Lewis University nursing students helped the Will County Health Department with hosting two recent COVID-19 booster clinics on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. Over 100 COVID-19 boosters were given during the December 7 clinic while 80 shots [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Boosters, Testing, Spring Preparations
Published: December 9, 2021.
As we head into finals week, please remain vigilant in living The Flyers Promise on and off-campus. COVID-19 transmission rates continue to be elevated in the Will County area and the Omicron variant is present in Illinois. Stay healthy by getting [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Booster Shots, Testing, Report Symptoms
Published: December 2, 2021.
As COVID-19 transmission rates continue to increase in Illinois and the Omicron variant causes concern, we need to stay vigilant in our mitigation efforts. We continue to urge our students, faculty, and staff to live The Flyers Promise on and off campus. [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Safe Holiday, Spring 2022 Mitigations
Published: November 18, 2021.
Our hope is for all to have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Break while living The Flyers Promise on and off campus. As COVID-19 transmission rates are increasing, there are a few proactive steps that can be taken to lessen the impact of the pandemic [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Booster Clinic, Holiday Safety
Published: November 4, 2021.
As we begin the month of November and holiday season preparations begin, I want to make you aware of several resources to assist you in celebrating safely. In the days leading up to your departure from campus for break, consider taking a PCR COVID-19 [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Flu Shots, Mental Health Resources
Published: October 21, 2021.
Please join me in offering a warm welcome to all of the new students who are starting classes next week as part of our second eight-week term!  All of those who haven’t received a flu vaccine are encouraged to get a flu shot. Health officials are [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Break Trips, Activities Tips
Published: October 7, 2021.
Fall Break is here and presents us with the opportunity to take a small pause from our usual activities. I hope you will be able to find some respite during this time. And still, we continue our collective COVID-19 mitigation efforts. We need to [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccination Rates, Weekly Testing
Published: September 30, 2021.
I’m so grateful for the cooperation of our students and employees in submitting vaccination status and/or weekly COVID-19 test results to the LewisU App. At this point, 99 percent of employees and residential students have submitted their vaccination [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Weekly Testing, Daily Symptom Screening
Published: September 23, 2021.
The high percentage of vaccinated people in our community is a wonderful sign of our community’s collective effort to mitigate COVID-19 as well as our care and respect for one another.  Please continue to wear a face-covering inside buildings. The [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Deadline, Testing Information
Published: September 17, 2021.
As we are near the end of Week 3 of our Fall Semester, we are seeing a lot of success. In-person classes and activities are in full swing with COVID-19 mitigations in place. Thank you to all who are living The Flyers Promise and mitigating this virus’s [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccination Extension, Weekly Testing
Published: September 9, 2021.
Health and safety are top priorities of our Lewis University community as we continue our academic mission in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to all who are doing their part in mitigating this virus’s impact on our community. [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Governor Executive Order, Vaccination
Published: September 2, 2021.
Governor JB Pritzker announced his Executive Order 2021-20 last week, which included various mandates applying to our higher education community. It requires face coverings for all Illinois residents over age of two in indoor settings. It also outlined [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings, Classrooms, Resources
Published: August 26, 2021.
Welcome Week has been reaffirming and energizing as many members of our community are back on campus while many engaging remotely in the opening of the fall semester. Successful move-ins, convocations, and fun Welcome Week activities really exhibit how [MORE

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is 9/9 in Romeoville
Published: August 23, 2021.
A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be available for Lewis University students, faculty, and staff as well as their families from noon–3 p.m. on Thursday, September 9 in the Big Red Room of Memorial Hall on our Romeoville Campus.  Please visit the below [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Protect Our Campus, Vaccination Rates
Published: August 19, 2021.
The COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase in Will County and most of our nation. It is imperative that we all do our part in protecting our community during this pandemic. Below are a few things you can do! Submit Your Vaccination Status [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Revised Mitigations, Face Coverings
Published: August 12, 2021.
We continue to prepare for the start of the Fall Semester with health and safety as a priority. Thank you for your cooperation and efforts as we show respect and care for all in our community. The current increased levels of community spread of COVID-19 [MORE

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is 8/15 & 9/9 on Romeoville Campus
Published: August 9, 2021.
A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be available for Lewis University students, faculty, and staff as well as their families from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday, August 15 in the Big Red Room of Memorial Hall on our Romeoville Campus.  Please visit the below [MORE

COVID-19: Flyers Promise, Vaccination Opportunities On Campus
Published: August 5, 2021.
We are less than a month away from the start of classes for the Fall 2021 Semester. Our COVID-19 Hotline Team and Leadership Team are aware of the recent change in CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals, and we are considering this guidance and tracking [MORE

COVID-19 - Vaccine Raffle, Registration, Res Life and More
Published: July 29, 2021.
We are only a month away from the start of classes for the Fall 2021 Semester. Preparations for a successful beginning to the new year continue in earnest, and we look forward to welcoming many people to campus over the next month.   Our COVID-19 [MORE

COVID Update - Submit It to Win It, Benefits of Vaccination
Published: July 15, 2021.
If you have not received your vaccine yet, do not delay. The start of the Fall 2021 Semester is seven weeks from Monday so if you are going to get the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, you need to start the two-shot protocol in the next week in order to be fully [MORE

Will County Health Department Thanks Student Nurses for Volunteer Service
Published: July 14, 2021.
The Will County Health Department recently cited incredible volunteer turnout as major reason for success fighting pandemic. Nursing student and volunteer hours have totaled over 12,500 for the health department since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began [MORE

Lewis University Continues White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
Published: July 8, 2021.
As a participant in the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge , Lewis University continues to encourage vaccination in its community in an effort to help end the pandemic. To increase the protection of the community, Lewis University remains [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Clinic, Submit Status, Exemption Process
Published: June 24, 2021.
Vaccines are reducing the risk of severe complications from COVID-19 in our community. However, the pandemic is not over. We still need to unite as a community and use our best tool in the fight against COVID-19 and that’s vaccination. I encourage [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Phase 5 Changes
Published: June 10, 2021.
Tomorrow, the State of Illinois is expected to enter Restore Illinois Phase 5 , which allows most businesses and organizations to resume normal operations with new safety guidelines and procedures. Thank you for your efforts to get us to this point in [MORE

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Reporting, Exemption Request
Published: June 3, 2021.
We have begun the month of June with renewed hope for a robust summer term and a strong sense that COVID-19 mitigation efforts are making an impact locally, nationally, and internationally. On Tuesday, President Livingston announced that as part [MORE

President's Message on Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021
Published: June 1, 2021.
Dear Faculty and Staff, We are all looking forward to the upcoming academic year and the opportunity to be together again as a community. The Leadership Team has continued to meet to consider all the factors necessary to a successful school year [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Clinic, Bridge Phase, CDC Guidance
Published: May 18, 2021.
We are all very excited that Illinois has reached the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois plan. Our COVID-19 mitigations are working to reduce virus activity in our community. In Governor JB Pritzker’s Bridge Phase Order , he provided more guidance [MORE

COVID Update - LewisU App, Hotline Resources, Vaccines
Published: May 13, 2021.
Students, Faculty, and Staff, The promise of reopening and the prospect of reduced restrictions in our communities is becoming much more of a reality as more of us become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and positive case levels trend downward. [MORE

Lewis University Students Help Will County Health Department Vaccinate Residents with Special Needs
Published: May 7, 2021.
It goes without saying that the COVID-19 Pandemic we have all gone through over the last 14 months has brought about negative experiences, sometimes tragic, for so many who have been affected. But for hundreds of residents with special needs and [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccinations, Spring Semester Data
Published: May 6, 2021.
Thank you for doing your part in keeping our community safe and healthy this semester. Your adherence to the Flyers Promise, receptiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, and all other health and safety efforts have not gone unnoticed. Our community successfully [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Finish the Semester Safely, Live the Flyers Promise, Get Vaccinated
Published: April 29, 2021.
On Friday, April 23, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) resumed emergency authorization for the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. This has increased the opportunities for vaccination, one [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccination Slots are Available
Published: April 22, 2021.
As we have seen in the last 13 months, COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to predict how COVID-19 will affect you and/or your friends, family, and others around you. People  who have been fully vaccinated  can [MORE

Second Dose Special Needs Clinic is Community Effort
Published: April 19, 2021.
Lewis University Nursing students, Occupational Therapy students, Speech Therapy students, Best Buddies, collaborated with Lockport Fire Department and Will County Health Department to provide another COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for over 600 individuals [MORE

COVID-19 Update - IDPH College Vaccination Days
Published: April 16, 2021.
Today the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced “College Vaccination Days” to encourage all college and university students across Illinois to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites. This weekend and next week state-supported mass vaccination [MORE

COVID-19 Update - LewisU App Update, Vaccination Information
Published: April 15, 2021.
This week, we have experienced some hurdles in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and tenacity in working together to end this pandemic. LewisU App Updates The LewisU App that we use for daily symptom checks [MORE

COVID-19 Update - J & J Vaccine Paused
Published: April 13, 2021.
You may be aware that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, out of an abundance of caution. In a joint statement , they indicated [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Eligibility, Testing, LewisU App
Published: April 8, 2021.
Thank you for your efforts in keeping our community healthy this semester! It is especially crucial as the number of positive COVID-19 cases increases in younger people who are not vaccinated. I ask for your continued adherence to the Flyers Promise [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Rising Cases, Safe Break Reminders
Published: March 30, 2021.
While our classes are not meeting Thursday-Monday for Easter Break, the COVID-19 virus does not take a break. Currently, Illinois is moving in the wrong direction for achieving the necessary Statewide Reopening Metrics so we cannot lessen our mitigation [MORE

Will County Health Department Holds Special Needs Vaccine Clinic at Lewis University
Published: March 29, 2021.
Will County Health Department held a Special Needs Vaccine Clinic on March 27 in the St. Charles Center at Lewis University in Romeoville. There were 600 special needs individuals 16 and older and their caregivers who received their vaccine in a caring [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Eligibility, FAQs, Distribution
Published: March 25, 2021.
While COVID-19 vaccinations are becoming more available, our state and region is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Our battle against COVID-19 is not over yet. We must persevere in our mitigation efforts. Please get your vaccine when it becomes [MORE

Nursing Students and Faculty Continue with Vaccine Help
Published: March 23, 2021.
Lewis University nursing students and faculty continue to help various health departments with COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  On March 21, there were 14 students and three faculty members who assisted the Kendall County Health Department with vaccine [MORE

Join us for the COVID-19 Service of Remembrance on March 24
Published: March 22, 2021.
The Lewis University Community will pause to reflect upon this past year and remember those loved ones who have been lost to the devastating COVID-19 virus.  Members of the University Community are invited to participate in a special “Service of [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Eligibility, Reduced Restrictions
Published: March 18, 2021.
We received good news today from Governor JB Pritzker that Illinois will be expanding vaccine eligibility on April 12 to everyone over 16 years old. He also announced that COVID-19 restrictions would ease up in the future as more people in Illinois are [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Mid-Term Grade Report, Testing, LewisU App
Published: March 11, 2021.
This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced its first set of  recommendations  on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. The new guidance includes recommendations for how and when a fully-vaccinated [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Travel, Testing, Commencement
Published: March 4, 2021.
Each day we seem to be hearing more good news in regards to the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and the downward trend of new cases nationwide. The promise of returning to full in-person activities seems to be much more possible to fulfill in time. [MORE

COVID-19 Update – Advice on Travel, Continued Testing
Published: February 25, 2021.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, As February draws to a close this weekend, we are hopeful for warmer temperatures and continued progress on COVID-19 as more and more members of our community will be getting access to vaccinations in the weeks [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Mask Up, Stay Home if You Are Sick
Published: February 18, 2021.
It’s exciting that the COVID-19 vaccination availability is becoming more widely available and more of our community members are able to enhance their immunity. It’s also encouraging as communities decrease restrictions on businesses and activities. [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Vaccinations, Face Coverings
Published: February 11, 2021.
More progress continues in distributing vaccines in our community. We continue to work with Will County Health Department, Will County Emergency Management Agency, and others involved in the vaccine distribution process to increase our community’s defense [MORE

2/9/21 COVID-19 Testing in Romeoville is Canceled
Published: February 8, 2021.
Extreme temperatures canceled the February 9 Will County Health Department COVID-19 testing on our Romeoville campus, but it will return at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16 in Lot GG. Testing is done on a first-come, first-served basis for the public. [MORE

Refer to Public Health Agencies for Vaccine Information
Published: February 5, 2021.
In recent weeks, Lewis University has started to provide onsite space for local partners to host appointment-only COVID-19 vaccination clinics on our Romeoville campus. Lewis University is not a provider of COVID-19 vaccinations or involved with appointment [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Easing Restrictions, Vaccine Information
Published: February 4, 2021.
We have some good news this week as the communities surrounding our various university locations are experiencing a drop in COVID-19 cases. As a result, COVID-19 mitigation restrictions are decreasing in Albuquerque, Oak Brook, and Romeoville. With [MORE

COVID-19 Update - Stay Home if You Are Sick, Vaccine Update
Published: January 28, 2021.
This week’s weather brought some additional challenges, but our resiliency during this pandemic has shown that our community is determined can achieve academic success despite the hurdles in our path. Stay Home if You Are Sick Remember to stay [MORE

COVID Update - Study Space and Activities
Published: January 21, 2021.
Thank you for your vigilance in doing your part to keep our community safe during this pandemic. The thousands of our Lewis University community members who have pledged to uphold The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols [MORE

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

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

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

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