Programs & Services
Off-Campus Living Seminars (Undergraduate Students)
The Off-Campus Living Seminars are required of all students who choose to live off-campus for the first time, regardless of class status. The peer-led, one-hour sessions are intended to educate students about the process of finding an apartment, signing a lease, and to address common problems students encounter during their first semester off-campus. These sessions are held throughout the spring semester. Failure to attend a session may be processed as a violation of university policy.
Session dates will be provided below as they become available.
If you have questions about the Off-Campus Living Seminar requirement or would like an OCSL staff member to present to your student organization email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-Campus Housing Fair
The Off-Campus Housing Fair is held during the spring semester and features several landlords and property management companies with a variety of rental properties in the surrounding neighborhoods and beyond. Students are encouraged to come prepared, utilizing the apartment evaluation form, in order to effectively communicate their off campus housing needs.
Local Off-Campus Address
Loyola University Chicago requires all non-residential students to update their "Local Off-Campus" address in LOCUS by the first day of each term. This information helps the University to respond in the event of an emergency. It also aids the University in addressing complaints regarding off-campus residences. Failure to provide the University with a valid local address may be processed as a violation of University policy. Providing false or inaccurate information may also be processed as a violation of University policy. Address updates must be completed in the LOCUS system.
Individual meetings can be scheduled with an OCSL staff member. Staff will meet with students individually or in small groups to answer questions and discuss concerns about their rights and responsibilities living off-campus and/or landlord issues. To schedule an appointment email email@example.com or call 773.508.8660 to talk with a staff member.