Spring Semester begins January 19, 2021. The University anticipates offering face-to-face, hybrid and online instruction. Lourdes will also enter the spring athletic season with appropriate guidelines to assure health and safety of student-athletes.

As a Franciscan University with the fundamental values of community and reverence, Lourdes is committed to providing students and employees a coronavirus-safe environment.

The operating plan utilized in fall and carried into spring is rooted in an expectation that all students and employees are committed to the health and wellbeing of our community and actively respect each individual on campus.

Student & Family COVID-19 Resources

Please utilize the resources and information provided on this web page to ensure the spring 2021 semester. Together, Lourdes University is a community committed to the health and wellbeing for all. Individually and collectively as a University community, we will do our part in ensuring a coronavirus-safe environment for students, employees, families and guests.

If Lourdes students or family members have questions or concerns, please contact the Vice President and Dean of Students Greg Kneser at gkneser@lourdes.edu.

New Students

The Online Orientation has been sent to all new students and is available on Canvas. Once new students complete the material, they can pick up their Lourdes Welcome Prize in the Assistant Dean of Student Engagement’s office located on the 1st floor of St. Clare Hall. The Welcome Kit offers the following Lourdes swag – a mask, hand sanitizer, thermometer and bag.


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The University will follow the NAIA Guidelines and Recommendations for athletics. Review NAIA’s latest FAQs regarding COVID-19 at https://www.naia.org/covid19/health-safety-faqs. NAIA’s 2020-21 COVID-19 Response Manual is also available at https://naia.prestosports.com/covid19/files/COVID-19-Response-Manual.pdf. Lourdes University Athletics will follow the WHAC or conference guidelines when they are updated. Lourdes University and the Athletics Department will also follow the guidelines set forth in the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports.

Lourdes University Athletics Spectator Policy
For winter sports, Lourdes University will not have fans at its athletic events. The University will reevaluate this later in the spring.

See the latest updates from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.


Review the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Travel Advisory for the latest updates

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department – COVID Testing

Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio for K-12 School and Collegiate Band, Choir, Dance Teams and Other Similar Performance Activities

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