Coronavirus Community Announcements

New Federal COVID-19 Relief Grants for University of La Verne Students

The University of La Verne has received nearly $3 million from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) that we will distribute directly to students who have exceptional financial need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Higher education employees will be able to register and receive vaccinations in Phase 1B-Tier 1. Most counties are in Phase 1A, with Phase 1B-Tier 1 projected to be next.

Essential Employee Policy Update

Only authorized employees engaging in essential work that cannot be done remotely may come to campus at this time.

Planning for Fall 2021

Dear Students, As we begin this new calendar year, I would like to offer a brief outlook for 2021 and a note of optimism about our future at the University of La Verne.  After thoughtful deliberation, we are preparing for a safe return to face-to-face instruction for fall 2021. In addition, in recognition of the financial challenges […]

University of La Verne Spring Semester and Term Planning

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 and our need to plan for the rest of the academic year, the university is making the prudent decision at this time to remain remote through the spring semester and term.

University of La Verne Winter and Spring Planning

This academic year may be unlike any other, but I am confident that it will be rewarding and productive. I would like to share with you the following updates on the university’s plans for winter and spring.

COVID-19 Campus Update

As you know, the coronavirus pandemic continues to shape the way we teach, learn, and do business. Below are several updates on the university’s ongoing response to the pandemic, and on measures we are taking to ensure a safe and successful learning and working environment for the fall and beyond.

Fall Planning Update

Over the past several days, the California and Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health have issued long-awaited guidelines for colleges and universities that allow us to finalize several key details of our COVID-19 response plans for fall, specifically related to campus housing and limited in-person instruction.

La Verne Safe Return Update

After careful consideration of public health data, and given that existing state and county public health guidelines do not allow for on-campus operations, the University of La Verne will now begin the fall semester and term with primarily remote teaching and learning across all campuses, and only essential on-campus operations.

Update on Immigration Guidelines for International Students

We are pleased to share with you that the United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has announced that it will no longer require international students to leave the United States if they choose or are required to study fully online this fall.

La Verne Safe Return Update

 As the fall semester approaches, we continue to closely monitor the trends of the coronavirus pandemic across our region and our state.

Federal Guidance for International Students Studying Fully Online

The University of La Verne is disappointed in the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement new guidance to universities for the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) issued on July 6. We wanted to share with you an overview of that guidance and how the university is prepared to support you.

Announcing the La Verne Safe Return Plan

June 30, 2020   Dear University of La Verne Students, Faculty, and Staff, The coronavirus pandemic has challenged each of us to find new ways of thinking, new ways of teaching and learning, and new ways of doing so many things that we long took for granted. This has been an unprecedented and difficult time; however, […]

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