Campus Reopens to Welcome Prospective Students

Dubuque, Iowa – Loras College has reopened its campus to prospective students to take tours of the grounds and buildings.

Prospective students and their parents can set up times to visit the Loras campus to see the facilities and meet with faculty to address any questions they have.

“There is a backlog of students and parents who weren’t able to visit the campus, who don’t necessarily need a full tour, but they want to see specific buildings, like the residence halls,” Kyle Klapataukas (’04), director of admission recruitment, said. “Visits are by appointment only so they can just go into the system and register.”

Kyle Klapatauskas (’04), director of admission recruitment

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks inside any of the buildings. Large group visits have been discontinued indefinitely.

Since mid-March, the campus has restricted visitors in response to the pandemic. Despite that change, interested students and families have been able to get a feel for the College through virtual tours and live online events.

“We’ve created a lot of virtual content, whether its live events or video content that they can access whenever. We’ve received feedback from students who attended those events who found them helpful, especially this spring when they haven’t invited to campus yet.”

Loras will also be hosting three virtual panels tied to different areas in July for athletics, spiritual life and the Lynch Learning Center for students with learning disabilities.

Anyone interested in visiting the campus or using virtual tours can get more information at loras.edu/visit-us. You can sign up for a campus tour here.

Additionally, you can hear more from Kyle Klapatauskas in the latest episode of the Duhawk Digest podcast.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).