Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

LAU Measures

Access to Campuses

During the strictly-essential-services-only operations period, and for its duration, the campuses will be accessible to faculty, post-docs, individual students for cause, and staff on duty.

Remote Education (Online)

LAU continues to prioritize the transition of academic programs to online platforms. Our academic division has already made considerable strides in moving courses online, and have finalized most, if not all, transitions of courses which can be delivered online. Additional messages from our Provost or our academic Deans will be forthcoming as needed.

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The entire process from applying to paying the application fees and sending all the documents can be done online. The team is available by email and through the chat online service. Visit the Admissions Office website for details.

Tuition Fees

Due to the prevailing situation, the second payment deadline along with the service charges computation will be postponed until further notice.

For students with outstanding fees, please email us for assistance.

Certificates and Transcripts

As a safety measure, the Registrar’s Office will not provide documents in person; however, will continue to offer online services related to document requests (excluding diplomas) via the E-Request option.

Academic Advisors

In light of the current circumstances, our academic advisors will be available to assist you online. You can now chat with your academic advisor on both campuses who are ready to assist you with any inquiries or guidance you might need by accessing the following chatting system

They will be constantly answering any of your academic concerns from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to ensure a safe and sound end to this exceptional semester.

You can also contact them through their emails by selecting your relevant campus Beirut or Byblos

Travel Policies and Campus Restrictions

All business travel has been discontinued until further notice. Personal travel requires pre-clearance and approval with the relevant Dean or VP.

Activities and Events

All university activities and events have been postponed until further notice. 

March 21 EEE Postponed:

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues to escalate in Lebanon and as the safety of our current and prospective students is of utmost importance to us, the English Entrance Exam scheduled for March 21, 2020 will be postponed. For updates on the revised schedule of EEE and SEE exams, kindly visit the university website on

LAU Facilities


A thorough sanitizing process was carried out on Sunday, March 1, at the Residence Halls on Beirut and Byblos campuses and this process will continue in the coming weeks. As per the university decision, classes and some university services such as the Gym, Library, etc. will remain suspended as long as the university is closed. During this period, please abide by the following procedures:

For students staying at the dorms:

For students who have left the dorms:

Visitors to the Dorms:


LAU Athletics facilities will be closed on both campuses.


LAU Libraries shall remain closed until further notice. Due dates of all checked out books & DVDs will be extended, and no fines will accrue.

The following remote services will however remain to be available:

We encourage everyone to explore and make use of the online resources and research guides that are available on the LAU Libraries’ website.

LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

Recommendations to limit exposure of patients, visitors and staff to the Corona Virus (COVID -19)

Limited Points of Entry to the Facility:

Building A entrance access, laundry access from the street, parking exit access from the street, and the old ER gate (dialysis access) will be closed to pedestrians.

All pedestrians (patients, visitors, and staff, etc.) will only have access to the hospital premises through:

N.B. Visitors will only be allowed to enter the hospital premises during visiting hours. Staff are requested to avoid receiving visitors to their offices, unless necessary.

All LAU Medical Center-RH staff will have to present their LAU Medical Center-RH identification card in order to access the facility.


The cafeteria will be closed for visitors until further notice with limited access for staff.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact any member of the Infectious Diseases Team (Dr. Jacques Mokhbat, Dr. Rola Husni Samaha and Dr. Anna Farra) through the Hospital’s operator.

Managed Access and Movement within the Facility: 

ER Preparedness:

MSU 6B Preparedness:

Pre-Admission Unit (PAU) and Admissions Office:

Outpatient Clinics Appointments:

For information and updates from our experts on COVID-19, please visit the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital COVID-19 webpage.