New Commencement Dates
To LLU Students, Faculty, and Staff
As you know, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our usual graduation ceremonies in May and June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been very disappointing to all of us, and especially those of you who expected to celebrate the completion of your academic programs.
We have now developed plans to hold a commencement weekend in the fall, during Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6, 2020. While we recognize that some of our graduates will not be able to return on these dates, we do hope that most will be able to come and celebrate with us. The weekend will include baccalaureate services on Saturday, and commencement ceremonies on Sunday; depending on the number of graduates able to attend, we anticipate holding several ceremonies throughout that day.
We will be providing additional details in the coming weeks, as we continue to plan for this special day. Some of your schools may wish to celebrate their graduates’ accomplishments in other ways before Labor Day; they will communicate with them directly.
This year, we will be producing a digital graduation program, with each graduate’s picture next to their name; the program will available on our website in May (for SD, SM, and SP) and June (for SAHP, SBH, SN, SPH, and SR).
Thank you for your understanding in these unusual times. And thank you for being part of our Loma Linda campus and experience during the last few years. I hope to see many of you in September, or wherever our paths may cross again. Stay safe!
Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH
President and CEO
Loma Linda University Health
Spring Quarter 2020
Registration – No Late Fees
It has been decided by university administration that there will be no $200 late registration fee for spring 2020. Check your Registration Portal and LLU email for your updated program-specific dates. You’ll know you have completed registration when you see “Congratulations! You are registered!” in large green font at the top of your Registration Portal.
- Spring Quarter began as scheduled on Monday, March 30.
- Didactic courses will be taught online for the full quarter.
- Clinical/Laboratory/Applied Practice courses and experiences will be scheduled by your respective school.
Should a Spring quarter course need to be carried into Summer quarter to fulfill requirements, students will not be charged extra tuition or additional registration fees for completing those particular courses during Summer quarter.
Courses for Spring 2020 have been moved online until further notice.
Student Health Appointments
If you believe you have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, contact Student Health Service.
- Call Student Health Service at 909-558-8770, press option #4 (make an appt. with physician or nurse).
- The Student Health front office staff will take you through a questionnaire which will determine your plan of care.
- Appointments with the provider are available by phone or video visit only.
- Contact us during these hours:
- Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 5p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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).
Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Records are operating remotely and continue to serve students.
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
- Barbara Hernandez: 909-558-5257 (physicians and medical students only)
School of Religion
- Leo Ranzolin: 909-558-8434
- Karl Haffner: 909-558-4510
Spiritual Life and Mission
- Randy Roberts: 909-558-5815 or ext. 55815
- (Phone therapy available) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday
Free Health and Wholeness Services
A group of students is offering LLU-affiliated providers, students and community members free services for everyday tasks. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, an LLU student is available to run errands, petsit or even facilitate phone or video bible study. Get help or volunteer.
Please note, this is a community-based service not offered by or affiliated with Loma Linda University Health.
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.
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