Fall 2020 Semester Checklist

The fall semester begins on Monday, August 31. Here’s a quick checklist for our students, faculty, and staff:

  • Sign the Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of Covid-19 Protocols Form.  This is our community’s promise to each other that we will work together to keep each other healthy and safe while also being respectful to each other. See below for more information.

    LewisU App QR Code Reader
    Download the “LewisU” App. Beginning Monday, August 31, students, faculty and staff will be able to use the app for a variety of mandatory processes described below.

    Visit lewisu.edu/mobile to obtain additional information on how to access the App.

    • Submit COVID-19 Symptom Screening. (Requirements are daily for resident students and employees before arriving on campus for the day.

    • Report a Positive COVID-19 Test Result. The Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline is still available at 815-588-7000 or covidhotline@lewisu.edu 

    • Check-In for Face-to-Face Class. All students are required to use the LewisU App’s QR reader to register their presence for contact tracing purposes.

      • All students and faculty must scan the QR code at the beginning of each class period. There are QR codes posted by the entrance and within the classroom.

      • Those who have not completed the daily screening will not be able to scan into the classroom. 

      • Only the QR code scanner within the LewisU app will be able to scan the classroom code. Access the scanner by clicking on the icon at the top left of the smartphone screen.
  • Wear a Face Covering. If you need an additional cloth face covering while on campus, you can receive one at several locations. Designated areas include:
    • College of Education and Social Sciences Dean’s Office in Benilde Hall
    • College of Business Dean’s Office in St. Charles Borromeo
    • College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications Dean’s Office in De La Salle Hall
    • College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean’s Office in South Hall
    • College of Aviation, Science and Technology Dean’s Office in Academic Building
    • Library in Brother Paul French, FSC Learning Resource Center
    • Student Recreation and Fitness Center
  • Check Your Class Schedule. Some locations have been changed due to more restrictive health measures enacted by the State of Illinois. Please note that some classes may have been recently changed to be held outside or online.
Reserve an Indoor Study Space

Several indoor areas are available on a reservation basis for students to use if needed, such as a place to login to an online class after or before attending a face-to-face class.  Use this link to reserve a study space.  Make sure you create an account and select “Fall 2020 Study Room” from the dropdown menu at the top of the website.  There will also be a tile on the LewisU app that will link to the reservation system.

The Flyers Promise

As members of the Lewis University Community, we must all take extraordinary steps to stay healthy and protect each other on campus and in the community during this unique and uncertain time. COVID-19 does not discriminate. Everyone is susceptible. No one is to blame.

Consistent with our Lasallian Mission and the belief that our campus is a sacred space - a Sanctified Zone – faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to pledge responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to help keep all members of the Lewis University community safe from the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. In the spirit of solidarity inspired by our Mission value of Association, we are called to act with great care, civility, and profound respect for each other.


Preserve and Uphold Our Spirit of Community

  • Accept and respect each other as individuals and as members of communities, inclusive of race, culture, or religion.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and help those who need support.
  • Be attentive to the needs and wishes of others.
  • Keep my clothing, belongings, personal spaces, and shared common spaces clean.
  • Participate in testing and contact tracing to preserve the wellness of the community.
  • Carefully observe and follow instructional signs and placards.

Keep Myself and Others Safe and Healthy

  • Follow University policies related to face coverings, social distancing, and other public health guidelines.
  • Follow University policies and public health guidelines in all areas of campus, including classrooms, residence halls, dining areas, and common spaces.
  • Stay home if I feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Carefully review and sign the “Acknowledgment of COVID-19 Information and Protocols (Fall 2020)”