Loma Linda University is taking steps to keep our campus community safe during COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find important updates to help you navigate academic and campus life.
COVID-19 Student Guidelines
Our COVID-19 student guidelines help you understand what to do when you need to come to campus during COVID-19. Topics include:
- Criteria for returning to campus or clinical environments
- What to do if you have symptoms or have been exposed
- Screening requirements before coming to campus
- Required safety and prevention practices on campus
Loma Linda University classes continue to be held either online, in-person with safety precautions, or both. For more details about these changes, please contact your school’s administration.
For Summer quarter 2020, some students will have access to select clinical rotations at our hospitals. We'll also be maintaining some courses online and continuing to adapt to a new learning environment. Your dean and program director will let you know when your rotations are available.
For Fall quarter 2020, we’re adapting a hybrid learning format. Classes are being held both online and in-person depending on the program and curriculum. For all-in person classes, LLU has put in place specific plans to ensure proper screening, social distancing, cleaning of frequently used spaces and other safety precautions to ensure the safety of our students and faculty.
Students who hold the F-1 student visa who register for a full-time course load and are registered for at least one course that is face-to-face, or hybrid that requires a physical presence on-campus or in-person learning during the course, will be able to maintain their F-1 immigration status and remain in the U.S. for Fall quarter. Please contact International Student and Scholar Services at email@example.com or 909-558-4955 for questions.
The Offices of University Records, University Admissions, Student Accounts and Financial Aid are physically closed. However, full services are available by phone, email and in-person (as necessary by appointment)
While COVID-19 has disrupted our in-person events, activities and resources, we remain committed to fostering our close-knit community. We’re continuing to provide access to essential campus resources and transitioning to virtual events when possible.
Campus buildings remain accessible to students and staff, but limited to access control restrictions (badge access, screeners, etc.). Each of the buildings have guidelines posted. Please observe these directives for the health and safety of our campus.
- Drayson Center remains closed in its regular capacity in accordance with California state regulations. However, Drayson Center will open for Day Camp beginning September 14.
- Residence halls remain open during COVID-19.
- The library is open with modified hours. Please refer to the library webpage for more information.
Events and Activities
In accordance with state and federal guidelines, Loma Linda University has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person events and large gatherings. Students and staff should avoid activities both on and off campus involving close interaction and large groups of people.
We recognize our community’s need for social connection is stronger than ever before. To stay connected, we’ve transitioned a number of events into virtual settings, including information sessions, chapel, school-specific events and more. Please contact your school or the appropriate group for more information about specific events.
All SIMS trips have been cancelled until further notice. The Global Health Institute website has the latest information and resources for travel.
University @ Worship
University Spiritual Care will host University @ Worship online at 11:00-11:50 am each Wednesday. The link to those worship services will be embedded in the Canvas shells for classes. Employees, faculty and others can access the services, as usual, through the link www.llu.edu/uw. All worship experiences will be archived and available for viewing. You are encouraged to benefit from these services.
Visitors are not allowed on campus at this time.
Emergency financial aid is available for students suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more and request assistance.
Visit our CARES Act (COVID-19) Questions page for more information on eligibility, receiving funds and public reporting of funding.
People are experiencing a wide range of emotions. At such times, life can feel overwhelming.
Your spiritual leaders at Loma Linda University Health wish to support you during this time. Do not hesitate to contact us or to avail yourself of any of these resources listed below. We would be honored to provide spiritual support!
Departments and personnel who are available to provide spiritual support:
University Spiritual Care
Barbara Hernandez: 909-558-5257
Physicians and medical students only
Karl Haffner: 909-558-4510
Employee and Student Assistance Program:
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone therapy available
Mental Health Resources
We know school is challenging enough without COVID-19. We’ve put together a number of mental health resources to help you through whatever hardships you may be facing.
Domestic and International Travel
For the safety of our students and staff, LLU-sponsored trips have been cancelled until further notice. For the latest information on mission trips, please review the Global Health Institute's Coronavirus Travel Resources page.
Visit the CDC travel page for the latest news on travel warnings, restrictions and country information. If you have specific questions regarding your travel plans, please contact your program director.
Employee & Student Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP provides free and confidential therapy and counseling services for all personal, work and academic concerns. Learn more about EAP and call 909-558-6050 to schedule an appointment.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff can find COVID-19 updates on One Portal.
COVID-19 Updates on Loma Linda University Health
Find Loma Linda University Health’s latest updates on COVID-19, patient care and visitor policy.
COVID-19 Condition Information
Learn about COVID-19, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.