News & Events

From the University’s official news source.


COVID-19 Vaccination Status Reporting, Exemption Request

We have begun the month of June with renewed hope for a robust summer term and a strong sense that COVID-19 mitigation efforts are making an impact locally, nationally, and internationally. On Tuesday, President Livingston announced that as part of our ongoing mitigation efforts against COVID-19, Lewis will require students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester. COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be the most effective defense against the spread of this disease and the requirement will contribute to the overall health of our community and best position us for in-person classes and co-curricular activities. Students, faculty, and staff can report vaccination status, request an exemption, and engage with university support by reporting their COVID-19 vaccination status through the LewisU APP. The tile on the APP is titled, “COVID-19 Vaccination Status.” Students who are unable to access the APP, can use this weblink for their submission, whereas faculty and staff can use this weblink . We take your privacy seriously, and all information submitted will be kept confidential. All students will be able to have a high-quality academic experience in the fall. We will continue to provide various flexible course formats, including online options, to help our students achieve success. We anticipate further guidance soon from the State of Illinois regarding an anticipated shift to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. Our Lewis University Leadership Team will continue to analyze guidance from the state and other authorities, and we will adjust COVID-19 policies and other mitigation efforts as the summer progresses.  Thank you for your flexibility, tenacity, and care for others as we live the Flyers Promise and work together to overcome many challenges during this pandemic.    [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Phase 5 Changes
Tomorrow, the State of Illinois is expected to enter Restore Illinois Phase 5 , which allows most businesses and organizations to resume normal operations with new safety guidelines and procedures. Thank you for your efforts to get us to this point in the pandemic. Reported COVID-19 cases are down, vaccinations are widely distributed, and hospitalization numbers are manageable. As part of our  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Trost Named IBCA DII Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced that Lewis University head men's basketball coach  Scott Trost  has been selected as the IBCA NCAA Division II Coach of the Year. This marks the ninth time that Trost has been named IBCA Coach of the Year, as he earned the Division III honor four times as the head coach of Illinois Wesleyan from 2003-2006 and the Division II award four  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Poppen Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (June 10) that Lewis University senior  Jamie Poppen  (Ballwin, Mo./Parkway West) has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team. Poppen, an exercise and movement science major, checks in with a 3.97 cumulative grade point average. She is now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Parking Permits Available for Students and Employees
Parking permits for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available through  Permit Express . Current permits expire on June 30, 2021. All motor vehicles parked on campus require a valid permit after August 30, 2021. Permits are not required during the summer session. All parking permits for employees and students will be issued free of charge. If you have questions regarding parking  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for Fall 2021
Dear Faculty and Staff, We are all looking forward to the upcoming academic year and the opportunity to be together again as a community. The Leadership Team has continued to meet to consider all the factors necessary to a successful school year under the current circumstances. As part of our ongoing mitigation efforts against COVID-19, we determined that Lewis will require all students,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis in the News

Contact Us

Kathrynne Skonicki
Executive Director for Public Relations and Communications

Office of Marketing and Communications
(815) 836-5291