Loras Announces In-Person 2021-22 Academic Year

Loras College will begin the 2021-22 academic year with in-person campus operations. This decision was made based on the understanding that the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available throughout the summer months.

President Jim Collins ’84 stated, “While the College may still require mask wearing and social distancing under certain circumstances, the campus community has demonstrated strong compliance with the pandemic measures put into place during the current academic year. We are confident in the campus’ continued ability to navigate the pandemic’s challenges, especially since we are strongly encouraging our students and colleagues to be vaccinated upon availability.”

As new information becomes available and/or as the pandemic’s impact changes, Loras will modify its approach going forward as appropriate.

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 2020, Loras was ranked 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 fourth 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 12th 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).