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COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates

Updated: June 4, 2020 - 10 a.m. CT

Status Report for CARES Act Funding

Lindsey Wilson College is a recipient of funds from the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. Stated below is the status report regarding the receipt and distribution of the funds.

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The certification and agreement was signed on April 13, 2020
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $1,293,930
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). $775,800
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 1,433
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 1,246
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
      Eligible students include undergraduate degree-seeking students who were enrolled in the spring 2020 semester and graduate students enrolled in the summer 2020 semester on the main or extended campuses whose classes were face-to-face. Students also need to have applied for federal student aid by submitting a 2019-20 FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) not more than $20,000. Ineligible students per federal guidelines include those taking primarily online courses and international or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.

      The federal government asked that priority be given to the students with the highest financial need. Therefore, the College based the emergency cash grants on EFC. The lower the EFC, the greater the need.

      EFC Amounts Emergency Cash Grant
      $0 $900
      $1 - $5,576 $600
      $5,577 - $11,000 $300
      $11,001 - $20,000 $200
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Updated: May 27, 2020 - 4 p.m. CT

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Updated: May 1, 2020 - 7 a.m. CT

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Update: April 14, 2020, 9 a.m. CT

Click here are some fun virtual student activities to keep your mind stimulated between coursework.

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Update: March 31, 2020, 3 p.m. CT

In order to better serve our students during this unprecedented time, Lindsey Wilson College will be extending the last day to drop a class or withdraw. Students will have the option to drop or withdraw until Friday, April 24, 2020. After considering many options, the faculty and administration believe this is the best pathway to alleviate student concerns about progress in the online environment, while also recognizing the importance of retaining traditional grading for determinations like future graduate school admissions and graduation honors.

Should a student decide to drop a class or withdraw from the College, that student should send an email to and cc, the student’s advisor, and the instructor of the course(s) being dropped. Emails received by 4:30 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020, will be processed.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.


Dr. Trish Parrish
Vice President
Academic Affairs

Update: March 30, 2020, 9 a.m. CT

Presidents Luckey's Message to Alumni

Presidents Luckey's Message to Faculty & Staff

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Update: March 18, 2020, 2 p.m. CT

LWC Extends Online Learning For the Rest of Semester As CDC Recommends New Guidelines In Fight Against Coronavirus

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COLUMBIA, KY. -- Lindsey Wilson College students will take all classes online for the remainder of the semester.

According to Lindsey Wilson College President William T. Luckey Jr., college officials made the unprecedented decision on Wednesday in response to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control to discourage gatherings of ten or more people.

“While we have been hopeful to finish the semester in a face-to-face delivery mode, each day that possibility has continued to become less prudent,� said Luckey. “Earlier this week, the Center for Disease Control recommended we not gather in groups of 10 or more for the next eight weeks. That projects into the middle of May and far beyond the end of the semester. Consequently, all classes will be delivered in an online format through the end of the semester.�

Lindsey Wilson initially announced the transition of face-to-face instruction to online instruction last week -- an arrangement that was intended to end on March 29. At the time, the college was unsure if the new arrangement would remain for the rest of the school year.

The college also announced plans to close all residence halls...


Update: March 18, 2020, 1 p.m. CT

Click here to read a message from LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., regarding spring 2020 semester.

Update: March 13, 2020, 11 a.m. CT

We recognize there will be students who cannot go home while we transition to online classes in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The college has already taken many steps to accommodate these students. One of the services that will be available is our campus registered nurse, Kay Gaines.

She will be available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the following dates:

    Tuesday, March 17
    Wednesday, March 18
    Tuesday, March 24
    Wednesday, March 25

Kay can be reached through email at or call her office at 270-384-8238. Visit her on the web at:

The nurses office is located behind Phillips Hall in the Blue Raider Sports Medicine facility.

Update: March 12, 2020, 5 p.m. CT

Lindsey Wilson College Will Transition all Coursework to an Online Instruction Format For Two Weeks Citing Concerns Over COVID-19

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COLUMBIA, KY. -- Lindsey Wilson College is transitioning face-to-face classes to an online course delivery format for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

According to LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., the transition that will begin immediately following spring break, is expected to last through Sunday, March 29. Students are encouraged to remain at their permanent residence and to practice social distancing during this time period.

No coronavirus cases have been confirmed at Lindsey Wilson College, in Columbia, Ky., or in any of the...


Frequently Asked Questions

As Lindsey Wilson College prepares to transition classroom instruction to an online learning format, we have created a page of frequently asked questions that will provide a variety of resources to help with the transition. Learn about access to your online courses, housing protocols and procedures for residential students, the status of events and ballgames and much more.

Update: March 12, 2020, 4 p.m. CT

Click here to read President Luckey’s statement about LWC’s response to COVID-19 and plans to transition classroom instruction to an online format.

Update: March 11, 2020, 9 p.m. CT

Click here to read a letter from President William T. Luckey Jr., about COVID-19.

Update: March 11, 2020, 3 p.m. CT

LWC is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our state and nationwide and are ready to address any concerns related to the virus.

This webpage will be regularly updated with information regarding the global outbreak, the situation at the college and the situation in Kentucky.

We have no cases of COVID-19 on our campus, in the surrounding community, or even in the counties adjacent to our Columbia campus. Additionally, there have been no cases reported at any of our 17 extended campus locations. However, there are confirmed cases in Kentucky.


Lindsey Wilson has taken additional steps to keep the campus clean since the beginning of flu season but has increased those efforts further with the news of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kentucky. Disinfectant that meets CDC requirements is being used in all of the frequently traveled ‘hot spots’ on campus including door knobs, handrails and sink faucets. Those areas and surfaces are being cleaned every hour and that will continue as long as necessary.

The college is also providing hand sanitizer throughout campus and has posted flyers with the CDC recommendations for the prevention of spreading the virus in dormitories, classrooms and other facilities.

A.P. White Campus and Residential Students

REPORT YOUR SYMPTOMS: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, report your symptoms to a member of the residence life team or a member of the Office of Student Services. Call 1-270-384-8035 and at that point you will be instructed to see a healthcare provider and precautionary measures may be taken.

Extended/Community Campus Students and Faculty

It is important that LWC students and faculty at our community campus locations stay healthy. We recommend that members of the LWC community working at extended locations follow the policies and procedures at your community college location. If you have questions or concerns please contact LWC’s main campus at 1-270-384-8035 or 1-800-264-0138.


There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against a COVID-19 infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask:

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following:

  • Stay home while you are sick, avoid close contact with others, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
For the most current recommendations from the CDC visit, Find more information about COVID-19 in Kentucky at


Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

For more information about COVID-19 go to:

Contacts for Students, Faculty and Staff


L.R. McDonald Administration Building, 2nd Floor
Phone: 270-384-8035 or 1-800-264-0138 ext. 8035


Cralle Student Union Building
Phone: 270-384-8106


L.R. McDonald Administration Building
Phone: 270-384-8030


L.R. McDonald Administration Building
Phone: 270-384-8001
Fax: 270-384-8009


Wooten House
Phone: 270-384-8189