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Important Updates for Winter Quarter

Welcome to the 2021 Winter Quarter at Life University. In an effort to provide the safest environment possible for the return to campus for students, faculty and staff, Life University has implemented a number of changes in campus procedures. Please read through these pages for information covering these procedural and protocol updates. Additionally, please bookmark this page and return often for additional updates and information.

If you are a prospective student interested in the latest Orientation information, please visit www.LIFE.edu/campus-life-pages/orientation/ or email Orientation@LIFE.edu.

If you are a prospective, new or returning student and have questions about Campus Housing procedures, please see the Resident Life/University Housing section below or email Housing@LIFE.edu.

Important dates for Winter Quarter 2020:
Classes begin January 11, 2020.
Applications will be accepted up until first week of classes. Apply today at Apply.LIFE.edu.

Important Updates

Temporary Face Covering Requirement. November 24, 2020

Our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of our campus community members and ensure the quality of our students’ education. Due to the increase in COVID cases in the State of Georgia and the potential for further increases following the holiday break, we have implemented a temporary Face Covering Requirement.Effective November 30, 2020, face coverings will be required in all Life University buildings and common areas. Consistent with the Georgia Department of Public Health and CDC guidance, the University is implementing the following requirement in order to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 among University community members while pursuing our goal of on-campus instruction. The face covering requirement will continue until further notice, unless modified by the University President.

Applicability
The face covering requirement applies to all faculty, staff, students and visitors, and requires all individuals to wear face coverings that cover their mouth and nose. In addition, physical distancing of at least six feet shall be observed when possible.

Face coverings are required in all Life University buildings.

Exceptions to indoor Face Covering requirements
Employees are not required to wear face coverings while at their work stations. Additionally, exceptions may be granted by the President for particular classes or University activities.

While wearing face coverings is required in all Life University buildings, they are not required in the following circumstances:

While eating in a dining hall (Socrates Café, Lyceum Dining Hall);
While inside residential rooms within the residence halls;
While inside apartments located within the residence halls;
While exercising at indoor campus exercise facilities in designated exercise areas.
However, face coverings must still be worn while entering or exiting a dining hall and while waiting to obtain food in such locations.

With respect to indoor campus exercise facilities, face coverings must be worn while entering or exiting an indoor campus exercise facility, and while utilizing the common areas of such facilities (including restrooms, stairwells, elevators and lobbies).

While engaging in activities where face coverings are not required, it is particularly important to engage in physical distancing of at least six feet. Accordingly, the layout within dining halls and indoor campus exercise facilities may be modified to the extent possible in order to facilitate physical distancing.

Please refer to the Life University Athletics web page for requirements at athletic events (Click Here).

Face coverings will be required to be worn at all University activities and events that present a higher risk of transmission and/or where physical distancing of at least six feet is not feasible. Signage will be posted communicating applicable face covering requirements.

Exceptions to Face Covering requirements
In the event that an individual cannot comply with the face covering requirement due to a documented disability, they may initiate the University’s interactive accommodations process in order to request a “reasonable accommodation.” Students who wish to request an accommodation may contact the Director of Disability Services. Employees who wish to request an accommodation may contact the Human Resources.

Expectations
We are dedicated to the health and safety of our campus community members and the quality of our students’ education. We value the importance of on-campus instruction. Our expectation is that our community will adhere to this requirement to ensure the safety, well-being and continued education of our students.

Please direct any questions to the Vice President of your area.

Safety, Cleaning and Screening

Academic Affairs

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Residents Life/University Housing

Athletics

On-Campus Events

Student Administrative Services

Enrollment

Campus Tours

  • The number of participants will be limited to current guidance from the Governor’s Office:
    • One Student Ambassador
    • One Campus Tours Coordinator
    • One Faculty Member
    • One Enrollment Specialist
    • One Financial Aid Representative
  • Guests will not be required to wear PPE equipment; however, it will be made available.
  • All staff members and Student Ambassadors should have wristbands from daily temperature check-in.
  • Tour schedule adjusted and shortened to reduce overcrowding and exposure.
Materials Needed

  • Hand sanitizer station for guests
  • Social Distancing signage
  • Cleaning agents
  • No-touch thermal forehead scans
  • Life University Face Coverings will be provided.
Guest Communications

  • Guests will receive standard physical distancing guidelines and safety instructions prior to their arrival to campus.
  • Guests will also be informed of what safety precautions we are taking to ensure their safety.
  • Guests will also be screened according to the current Life University protocol and receive a wristband indicating that screening has occurred.
Cleaning Procedures and Guidelines

  • Treehouse will be properly cleaned and sanitized after each tour ends following CDC guidelines. Work orders will be placed to ensure the proper cleaning supplies are used.
  • Any areas used for dining will be properly cleaned and sanitized after each tour ends following CDC guidelines.
  • Enrollment Conference Room will be properly cleaned and sanitized after each tour ends following CDC guidelines.

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