CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or “CARES Act,” provided emergency funds to institutions of higher education, including Meadville Lombard, to be distributed directly to students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. 

MLTS Updates

September 28, 2020 A letter from Dr. Ortega: Spring Intensives will be online
April 29, 2020 A letter from Dr. Lightsey to students: Fall Term will be all online
April 17, 2020 A letter from Dr. Lightsey to students: Summer Intensives will be online only
April 11, 2020 We will conduct the 175th Commencement ceremony virtually. Read the letter from President Ortega to graduating students announcing this change.
April 7, 2020 A letter from President Ortega to prospective students: "Be epochal thinkers in moments of crisis"
April 6, 2020 A message from President Ortega to our students, regarding centering rituals
March 28, 2020 A message to our friends and supporters
March 24, 2020 A letter from President Ortega to our alums and students
March 22, 2020 A letter from President Ortega to our students
March 19, 2020 From Registrar: Troubleshooting Zoom for Online Course Meetings during Spring 2020 Intensives 
March 16, 2020 Student Affairs announced the postponement of the commencement activities. Read the announcement here.
March 13, 2020 Library & Archives protocol during the pandemic
March 11, 2020 President Ortega issued an update to the protocol for COVID-19. Read the message here
March 5, 2020 The MLTS Leadership Team issued a protocol for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read the protocol here.

General Public Health Guidance

Below is some relevant information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Wisdom and Inspirations

We will be collecting some inspirational materials here during this time. 

  • Dr. Elías Ortega has been posting centering rituals on his official presidential social media channels (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Rev. Julie Taylor, Senior Director of Contextual Ministry, who also serves as a chaplain (Capt) with the New York Air National Guard and on the board of the UU Trauma Response Ministry, started a video message thread at our Vimeo channel. They will upload a new video every few days. (March 22, 2020)
  • Responding to the Call in These Times (Dr. Ortega, March 13, 2020)