LABI College COVID-19 Response
Frequently Asked Questions
In light of the recent changes due to the COVID-19 response, LABI College has created this FAQ page to help answer questions for the LABI Community. LABI has had no reported or suspected cases of COVID-19. According to the CDC, most people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate illness and then recover. Those most at risk for developing a more serious illness include the elderly, and people with other underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes. Despite the current low-risk level, we must take the necessary precautions to limit exposure and prevent community spread. Thank you for your cooperation during this time. We pray that God grants us peace and wisdom during this time. Please continue to check the LABI College’s Coronavirus page for the most recent information on LABI updates.
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Is Spring 2020 Commencement canceled?
We sincerely regret that, because of safety concerns and recommendations given by the CDC concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), LABI College is canceling the graduation ceremonies scheduled for this May. The two ceremonies canceled are the Baccalaureate Ceremony on Friday, May 15th, and Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16th. All graduates affected by this cancellation will be able to participate in next year's graduation ceremonies. A student may request a graduation application refund. Please keep in mind that graduation application fees cover both diploma and cap and gown. The portion covering the cap and gown may be refunded if the graduate still desires to receive their diploma. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will happen with my classes?
The semester and classes have not been canceled. In-classroom meetings will be replaced with long-distance, remote teaching alternatives. LABI faculty will be utilizing Populi, Zoom, and/or other platforms to communicate content, assignments, and course information for the remainder of the semester. Students should expect instructions from professors regarding expectations for these next eight weeks of the semester. LABI is following proper guidelines given by our accreditors, the Association for Biblical Higher Education, and our actions satisfy their accreditation standards. The quality of education will not change, and all course learning objectives will remain aligned to our program learning objectives.
Do I still have to report my church internship to my Practicum class?
Ministerial practicum courses and expectations are still in effect. For questions regarding church internships, please contact Dean of Students Yvette Robles by phone at 626-968-1328, ext. 3011, or email at email@example.com.
Will I be able to speak to Faculty?
During this time of distance learning, faculty will retain office hours. Please contact your professors for any questions regarding course expectations and assignments. If you are not able to contact your professor, please contact Dean of Academics Nehemias Romero by calling 626-968-1328, ext. 3010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the library be open? How can I get a hold of resources for class?
The Library will remain open to students for the remainder of the semester. Students are encouraged to utilize the library's online resources. For information regarding online resources and updates on library hours, please contact Librarian Steve Valdez by calling 626-968-1328, ext. 3008 or email at email@example.com.
When will I need to move out of the LABI College Dorms?
Students will need to have been moved out of LABI College's residence halls by Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Do I have to move out of student housing if I am unable to go home or someplace else?
There will be an exception process for cases of hardship and special consideration for international students and those experiencing extraordinary circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an exception to live on campus through the end of the semester.
Will I receive a credit or refund on housing fees?
All students in campus housing will receive a prorated housing credit for the remaining of the Spring 2020 Semester, applicable toward room & board fees for Fall 2020. Students graduating in May will be eligible for a refund of this prorated amount. The LABI Business & Finance Office will provide additional information to students prior to May 1, 2020. An email will be sent out in due course. We ask for your patience at this time.
Are LABI events/outings canceled? What about the Senior Trip?
All student life and campus events have been canceled. This includes the senior trip and all SGA events. For more information about Student Life, please contact Dean of Students Yvette Robles by phone at 626-968-1328, ext. 3011 or email at email@example.com.
Due to the coronavirus social distancing measures, chapel gatherings will be cancelled for the remainder of the semester. However, the Spiritual Formation office is committed to providing online spiritual formation resources for students. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the Pastoral office will be sending email devotionals to the LABI community. Pastoral office meetings and pastoral counseling will also remain available to students. For questions regarding spiritual formation, please contact Campus Pastor Ruben Mora by calling 626-968-1328, ext. 3007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When can I visit the campus?
We are currently not allowing on-campus visitation. We look forward to opening up our campus as soon as we know it is safe.
Can I still connect with an Admissions representative?
Yes, our Admissions team is ready to serve you and answer any questions you may have regarding your admission and enrollment at LABI College. If you would like to reach them directly, please call (737) 990-2018 or email at email@example.com.