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Coronavirus Community Announcements

Finals Options & Recommendation

Dear Faculty: Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of our students.  The transition to online and remote learning has been extremely taxing for all faculty, and I appreciate your continued efforts as we close out the academic year. Students have also expressed concerns about remote learning during the pandemic. These are compounded by […]

Planning for the Fall

The University of La Verne is planning to phase in appropriate face-to-face and on-campus operations in fall 2020 across all campus locations, while keeping the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff as the top priority.

CARES Act Grants for Students

The University of La Verne has received $2.8 million to distribute directly to students from the federally legislated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Students may now apply for these grants.

Fall Planning and Budget Outlook

As the end of the semester approaches, we want to share with you the university’s plans for the summer and coming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

Summer term and new scholarships

To help students remain on track with their education through the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of La Verne is proud to announce that it will award additional scholarships to all students who enroll in classes for the summer term. We will also teach all summer classes online to ensure a safe and healthy learning and working environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

Updates, Next Steps, and Appreciation

Thank you again for your efforts on behalf of our students and mission. And thank you for your collective wisdom and continued input into our planning.

Emergency Assistance for Students

We launched the Student Emergency Fund several weeks ago to provide limited emergency financial assistance to currently-enrolled students who are unable to pay for immediate, essential expenses due to the novel coronavirus. Undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners at the University of La Verne may now apply for grants from the fund online at

Postponement of Spring 2020 Commencement

To protect the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and their families, the University of La Verne will postpone 2020 Spring commencement ceremonies and related events.

State of University – Recording, Second Opportunity

This week, we will be holding another live State of the University address on Thursday, April 9 at 12:00 p.m. to provide another opportunity for faculty and staff to participate in the chat and submit their feedback.

Preparing for Virtual Week Two

Thank you for your hard work to help our students negotiate the first week of their online classes! We now need to look ahead to prepare for the next several weeks, which will bring unanticipated as well as predictable challenges.

An Update From President Lieberman

As we continue to adapt to the novel coronavirus pandemic and plan for the future of the university, there are two principles that will guide our decisions and actions.

An Update From President Lieberman

Additional updates on resources for students, faculty, and staff related to the university’s novel coronavirus response.

Preparing for the First Week of Fully Online

Thank you again for your response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the challenges it has posed as we move fully online for classes, mentoring, and student support. Last week, faculty made great strides toward a virtual education for more than 7,000 students. Starting Monday, the students will show up.

Reporting Exposure to Novel Coronavirus

The University of La Verne has received and will continue to receive reports from community members who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. We have established an online reporting form to help community members report exposure, and we are following guidelines from public health officials in responding to the novel coronavirus.

Campus Store Offering Additional Services and Accommodations

In light of the changes being made to our campus operations in response to novel coronavirus, the University of La Verne campus store will be offering additional services/extensions which will hopefully be helpful to you as you conclude the winter term and prepare for spring term.

UPDATE | Compliance With Mandatory Stay-at-Home Order

Effective immediately, only staff who have been designated by the university as emergency personnel will be permitted to on any University of La Verne campus. All buildings will be locked, and all non-emergency employees are required to work remotely.

A Message from President Lieberman

As challenges from the novel coronavirus mount both locally and nationally, we have made the strategic decisions to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe while continuing to deliver our University of La Verne education. The precautions we have taken, while sometimes difficult, will help to save lives.