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Coronavirus Updates

The University will continue to update the campus community as new and relevant information or policy developments arise.

Fall 2021 Reopening

March 13, 2021

Dear Campus Community, 

La Roche University is excited to announce that face-to-face instruction, residence halls, and campus operations will open at full capacity for the fall 2021 semester on August 23. 

Health and safety protocols for the upcoming fall semester will be announced this summer, and all guidelines will be based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Allegheny County Health Department. Currently our plans for the fall semester include: 

  • A regular academic calendar that incorporates Labor Day, Fall and Thanksgiving Breaks 
  • In-person classes augmented by a wide range of online courses 

Though we intend to open in a face-to-face format, most classrooms are outfitted with Hi Flex/Hybrid capability and will be made available to students on an as-needed basis. 

After a successful reopening in fall 2020, we are confident in our ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud of all of you for the diligence and dedication you demonstrated during this current and challenging academic year, and we look forward to operating as an in-person campus in the near future. 


Dr. Howard Ishiyama
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs