Current COVID Counts on the LCU Campus
Total active cases - 9
Total cases recovered - 248
Total cumulative cases - 257
As of 8:00 a.m. – Tuesday, January 19
University leadership continues to implement plans to keep the LCU community as safe as possible for face-to-face instruction. There are three mutually inclusive philosophical underpinnings to our plans:
While we will not be able to eliminate every risk factor, we are working hard to make the campus as safe as possible. Following health protocols is everyone’s responsibility and creates a caring environment where we are all doing our part to help keep our community healthy. Every facet of campus life is being examined to provide for you safety and wellness. A general overview of those plans can be found below. Continue to monitor this site for regularly updated protocols and educational resources.
Updated Academic Scheduling for 2020-2021
Due to the diligence of LCU students, faculty, and staff and God’s blessing and provision, the university community has experienced a manageable number of COVID cases, none of which have been traced back to the classroom. After much fact gathering and considering the interaction between mental and physical health/well-being of our students, staff, and faculty, the Senior Leadership Team for the university, in conjunction with the LCU COVID Response Team, has released the following information regarding university schedules.
In light of the significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Lubbock County, the university has made the very difficult decision to postpone December Commencement to the spring. We do not take this action lightly, because we know that each of you has worked diligently for a number of years to get to this point.
We had considered hosting a purely virtual ceremony, but recognize that this significant milestone is celebrated not only by our students, but also by their families who have often sacrificed for their success.
The new date for the postponed ceremony will be announced as soon as it is determined.
The Spring 2021 academic semester will begin with classes on January 11, followed by observation of MLK day on January 18, a week-long spring break beginning at the close of business, Friday, March 12, returning to campus Monday, March 22, and observing Good Friday on Friday, April 2 as expressed in our 20-21 academic calendar. Again, this is based on God’s blessings to this point and following the Governor’s and local health department’s instructions for universities.
Lubbock Christian University policy states “Public health situations may arise for which federal, state, or local health authorities determine institutional action may be warranted. In such cases, the university will implement applicable guidance provided by health authorities, when feasible and consistent with the mission and values of LCU.” The guidance and protocols below are currently in effect in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are subject to change as circumstances warrant.
Lubbock Christian University is a Christ-centered, academic community of learners, transforming the hearts, minds, and hands of students for lives of purpose and service. Part of the transformation of our hearts includes how we live with, and among, our fellow members of the Lubbock Christian University community. By participating in campus life, each LCU student and employee accepts the risks inherent therein during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will put the interests of our fellow LCU community members, those with whom we live, learn, and work, before our own. We accept personal responsibility to wear a face covering, practice proper hygiene (e.g., hand washing), and social distancing per established guidelines. As a community who follows the path of Jesus, we agree to put the well-being of others ahead of our own.
LCU facilities and custodial crews have implemented the following cleanliness standards:
Spiritual life credits can be obtained through a variety of options as follows.
Education and Resources