In response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the current situation in Lebanon, AUB has instituted a host of measures, prioritizing our community's health and academic continuity.
An expert committee on novel coronavirus COVID-19 and a Vaccination Working Group (VAX-WG) have been formed to advise the university leadership on all aspects of tackling the disease, the vaccination, and to coordinate public awareness efforts.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of infection (fever, cough, breathing difficulties), call the Employee Health Unit (ext. 3015) or email
Follow the Safety and Health Measures for Fall 2021 (click here)
AUB Measures for COVID-19 Pandemic
In-person classes and exams
For lectures, the return to campus was gradual with instruction given online during September 2021 and with increasing instruction taking place primarily on campus and in-person as of October 2021.
Starting on August 23, 2021, access to campus has been restricted to students, faculty, staff, alumni and events' attendees who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are scheduled to take their second dose (for those who are taking a multiple dose vaccine).
Exams, labs, studios, rotations, seminars and workshops are taking place in-person on campus.
Travel and events
International business-related travel for all AUB faculty, staff and administrators after March 15, 2020 has been discontinued. Personal travel must be reported and approved on an emergent basis by a dean or senior AUB leader.
On-campus events are typically being held online, with some taking place in-person. Please check with the event coordinator.
The return to campus included in-person academic and co-curricular experiences.
Check General Guidelines for Events
Resident and international students
Dormitories are open for vaccinated students only. Students are asked to fully abide by the COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The Medical Center remains fully operational, although with limits on visitor numbers and enhanced measures at entrances to check for vaccination record, exposure of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
ACC Building Lobby has being designated as the AUB Immunization center administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Patients with recent foreign travel will be asked to postpone elective appointments as per the directives of the AUBMC administration unless vaccinated.
Stay Safe – Stay Informed
It is normal to be anxious about a new disease, even one that leads to severe or critical illness in a small number of cases. The best way to counter this is to
get vaccinated and educate ourselves and those around us about evidence-based preventive measures on how to avoid infecting ourselves and others.
Please rely on authoritative resources such as our own Expert Committee on COVID-19, the
Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, the CDC, or the WHO.
Do not circulate unsourced rumors that could spread panic or misinformation.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or other respiratory disease, please stay at home and contact the Employee Health Unit (x3015 or email).