Governance and Administration

Office of the President

Return to campus on August 30, 2021

Dear Members of our LAU Community,
Many of you have reached out in the past few days to inquire about our previously announced plans to open the campus, on August 30, with in-person learning mode, following our successful and ongoing Covid-19 vaccination campaign. For sure the past few weeks have been particularly challenging for all of us with severe and dire scarcities in all basic needs.

The recent weeks have compelled us to reexamine constantly and very carefully the abilities of our students, faculty and staff to come to campus, and to commute from their homes. We also reconsidered alternatives, and given the electricity shortages at homes, we concluded that switching to an online mode was not the best sustainable solution.

We come together back to campus starting August 30:

The President Cabinet and the Council of Deans have met jointly this past Tuesday to affirm our determination to return to campus, and have shared their plan and practical steps including the following:

We’re all looking forward to seeing you starting this Monday August 30, 2021, our convocation to come together in solidarity, defiance and commitment.


Michel E. Mawad, M.D.