We have established this community updates page for students, parents, alums, and visitors to our campuses. On this page, you will be able to access current plans and updates on the status of the campus as well as resources related to COVID-19 from local and federal experts. The health of our entire community remains a priority.
Recent updates include:
- MSMU will be a Student Vaccination Site - As of April 15th, Los Angeles made COVID-19 vaccines available to anyone over 16 years of age. To assist with preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. In order to do our part, the MSMU Student Health Center has received approval by the LA County Department of Public Health to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled students. We will host the vaccine clinic at our Doheny Campus. The Student Health Center will send detailed information to enrolled students about how to schedule an appointment. Currently, vaccinations are not required for students coming to the University, although we are continuing to examine that policy. Incoming students for Fall 21 are eligible for vaccinations on campus, once they are registered for fall classes.
- In accordance with county and state public health guidelines and in consideration of the continued severity of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our region, all spring classes will be taught remotely at this time, except for courses that the State of California has previously approved for essential workforce training. At Mount Saint Mary’s, this includes some of our nursing and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) courses that relate to simulations, practicums, and clinical placements.
- Our Spring 2021 Semester Plan – COVID-19 Response has been posted. This plan has been developed to provide guidance and information to students, faculty, staff, alumnae and visitors to our campuses, and has been developed in accordance with county and state public health guidelines and in consideration of the continued severity of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our region.
- For the latest information on spring classes, students should visit Web Advisor or Student Planning in Self-Service through myMSMU.
- Campus locations remain open. However, only essential workers and the students approved for essential workforce training will be allowed on campus. No visitors will be allowed. See limited access policy for details.
Our ability to welcome students back to campus safely is a top priority. Given the recent updates about health and safety guidelines from the state and county, students are able to access some campus services in person. In-person academic support, such as library study rooms and outdoor study spaces, are now available, as well as access to Counseling and Psychological Services, Campus Ministry and the fitness centers. Students must make an appointment for these services, and instructions on how to access them can be found on our myMSMU Website.