Updated: July 22, 2020

Loma Linda University is implementing new steps to safeguard the health of all students, faculty and staff. These changes are designed to minimize the potential impact of the increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus domestically and internationally. Please monitor your LLU email and texts for the latest campus updates.

For more information about symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, visit the coronavirus condition page.

Please note: If you find yourself in need of assistance for any reason while you are away from campus, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school’s administration.

LLU Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Guidelines for Students

If you believe you have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, contact Student Health Service at 909-558-8770. Press option #4 to make an appointment with a provider.
COVID-19 Guidelines for students

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid (CARES Act)

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.

Summer and Fall Quarters 2020

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 the Fall quarter of 2020, Loma Linda University will adapt a hybrid learning format. In this format, classes will be held both online and in-person depending on the program and curriculum. Each school’s administration will communicate to their students the details on the steps to implement this model within their programs. 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. For specific questions about your program, please reach out to school administration.

International students: Students that 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 intlstdsrv@llu.edu or 909-558-4955 for questions.

Commencement Update

Hear the latest regarding commencement from this message from Dr. Hart.

LLU Campus Updates

  • Drayson Center is closed until further notice.
  • Residence Halls will remain open.
  • The Library is closed until further notice.
  • Food is available at the Councilor's Student Pavilion as of (March 20, 2020).

Student Services

Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Records are operating remotely and continue to serve students.

SIMS Trips

All spring SIMS trips have been cancelled until further notice. The Global Health Institute website will have the latest information as well as resources for travel.

Domestic and International Travel

The COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and, 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. 

Spiritual Support and University @ Worship

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 the worship experiences will be archived and available for viewing. You are encouraged to benefit from these services. 

Spiritual Support Services

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: 909-558-8348, 9:00 – 4:00 Monday – Thursday; 9:00 – 2:00, Friday
Chaplains Services: 909-558-4367, 8:00 – 5:00, Monday – Thursday; 8:00– 2:00, Friday 
  • Carl Ricketts: After hours, call 909-558-4000, ask for the on-call chaplain
Physician Vitality
  • Barbara Hernandez: 909-558-5257 (physicians and medical students only)
School of Religion
Student Experience
Spiritual Life and Mission
Employee and Student Assistance Program: 909-558-6050
  • (Phone therapy available) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday

Free Health and Wholeness Services

Homeless Walk-In Medical Services

We've partnered with the University of Redlands to provide a free clinic with walk-in medical services for the homeless. The clinic offers patients:

  • Prescriptions for chronic conditions like COPD, diabetes, hypertension and other uncontrolled conditions
  • Screening and referral to urgent care or emergency facilities for coronavirus testing 
  • A hygiene kit containing clean socks, sanitizer, soap, deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste and throat lozenges
  • Patient education resources

Many of the resources people depend on have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help those in need by helping us spread the word about this clinic. 

Redlands Walk-In Medical Services
University of Redlands
Hentschke Hall, Room 102 (near Sylvan Park)
Open Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6 p.m., and Saturday, 5-6 p.m.

Sign Up for Alerts

There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding how COVID-19 will impact the United States. Timely communication is part of our effective response. All students must sign up to receive text messages from LLUH Alerts, our emergency notification system. This system will be used to notify students of information requiring immediate delivery. Please visit LLUH Alerts to enter or confirm your phone number for LLUH Alerts.