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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain

Update: July 1, 2020

For information about COVID-19 as well as the University’s response in St. Louis, Missouri, please see Saint Louis University’s Health Advisory page

SLU-Madrid’s facilities have been open since Wednesday, June 10. Protocols – including social distancing, mask use, and reduced staffing in shared offices – are in place to ensure the health and safety of our community. Visitors are welcome but are asked to wear masks in enclosed spaces and to practice social distancing. We also ask them to schedule their visit in advance by email or telephone (+34 915 54 5858).

SLU-Madrid’s admissions staff will continue to provide guidance to newly admitted students. Information for newly admitted students is available on our admissions page.

Preparations continue to open campus facilities for Fall 2020, following our adjusted academic calendar. Our primary goal is to accommodate our students and permit them to make progress towards their degrees. SLU-Madrid faculty have developed online alternatives for students who may not be able to return to campus due to travel restrictions or health concerns. These options are now identified in Self-Service Banner: online synchronous courses are marked with one asterisk (*) and online asynchronous courses with two asterisks (**). Faculty are also preparing to offer some courses in a hybrid or “hyflex” format – partially online, partially in the classroom: students should contact their academic advisors if they wish to make changes to their class schedule.

SLU-Madrid’s admissions staff is ready to provide guidance and help to newly admitted students. Moving to Spain for university study is not an easy decision under normal circumstances. We know doing so in the wake of a pandemic raises a lot of questions. Our staff is available to answer them as students plan for the upcoming academic year. Additional information for newly admitted students is available on our admissions page.

Spain’s nationwide state of emergency ended on June 21, although new health and safety measures have been imposed, including the mandatory use of masks in public. Sources we turn to for information include the city of Madrid (Ayuntamiento de Madrid), the Madrid Province (Comunidad de Madrid), Spain’s National Ministry of Health, the U.S. Embassy in Spain, and the Centers for Disease Control.

If you have questions about SLU-Madrid’s response to COVID-19 or would like additional information, please contact Ms. Marta Maruri, Director of Student Life (

Previous campus updates are available for reference.