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Spring Semester '08 Update

Advising

Office of Academic Advising and Services (OAAS)
Academic Advisors will be available for walk-in advising assistance January 12 - 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and January 14 - 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New and readmitted students should schedule advising appointments by calling: 773.508.3770. Non-enrolled students must register for at least one class by January 21 in order to enroll for the semester. OAAS is located at the Lake Shore Campus in the Sullivan Center for Student Services, Room 260. Regular office hours during the Spring Semester are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, visit: LUC.edu/advisingservices.

School of Business Administration
The School of Business Administration is offering walk-in advising hours January 14 - 18 from 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Maguire Hall, Room 220. All juniors and seniors with registration questions should speak with Susan Ries or Alex See. To schedule an advising appointment during the remainder of the semester, call: 312.915.6113.

School of Education
The School of Education advisor will meet with students on a walk-in basis during the first week of school. Walk-in advising hours are available at the Water Tower Campus on January 14, 17 and 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Lewis Towers on the 11th floor. Advising is also available at the Lake Shore Campus January 15 - 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Mundelein Center, Room 305. To schedule an advising appointment during the remainder of the semester, send an
e-mail with your availability to: lhannah@luc.edu.

Tutoring Center
The Tutoring Center, located at the Lake Shore Campus, Sullivan Center, Room 245, will open on January 22. The Spring Semester schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, visit: LUC.edu/tutoring.

Academic Probation Course
CIEP 112: Strategies for Learning is a three credit hour course that gives students who are on or close to academic probation an opportunity to evaluate their goals and motivations for studying at Loyola and develop effective strategies for academic success. Topics covered may include: time management, academic study skills, goal-setting and personal responsibility, among others. Previous courses have incorporated guest speakers, including representatives from the Wellness Center to discuss stress management and counselors from the Career Development Center to discuss personality and career assessments. Two sections of CIEP 112 are currently available. For more information, contact Ryan O'Neil at: 773.508.8874.

Bursar

Tuition Payment Deadlines
Tuition is due January 5 for all students who received an e-Bill on December 15. Check LOCUS for e-Bills, account information and payment options.

Parent/Guest Access
Students may assign proxy access to their e-Bill and financial accounts through LOCUS. Instructions for setting up proxy access are available at: LUC.edu/bursar/ebilling/index.shtml#proxy.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center offers a full range of career services to assist you with choosing your major, searching for internships and jobs, making your career choice and planning for post-graduation. Visit us at LUC.edu/career to view a calendar of our career events, a complete list of the services we offer, and walk-in counseling hours, and to browse our many online resources.

Register with RamblerLink to search thousands of jobs and internships posted by area employers and to receive event updates and news from the Career Development Center. To obtain a username and password for RamblerLink, e-mail: careercenter@luc.edu.

The Career Development Center will be open the following hours during Spring Semester:

Lake Shore Campus, Sullivan Center, Room 295

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, Room 236

  • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center for Experiential Learning

Enroll in Spring Semester service-learning and internship experiences to gain "real world" experience and develop new skills while serving in the community. The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) is sponsoring the following new elective courses beginning in Spring 2008:

UNIV 290 - 001: Seminar in Community-Based Service and Leadership (Lake Shore Campus, Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Class #5704)

UNIV 390 - 001: Internship Seminar: Organizational Change and Community Leadership (Lake Shore Campus, Thursdays from 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Class #5705)

Students enrolled in these seminars will work closely with CEL staff to select off-campus community sites and internship placements to complement both in-class course content and students' coursework in any field of study. Register for these courses in LOCUS. For more information, visit: LUC.edu/experiential; or contact Dr. Patrick Green, CEL Director, at: pgreen@luc.edu.

Loyola undergraduates interested in doing research and working with faculty mentors during the 2008 - 2009 academic year and beyond should contact the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) to learn about-and link to-these current research programs available to students:

  • Biology Summer Research Fellowship
  • Carbon Scholars
  • CUERP Fellows
  • CURL Fellows
  • Mulcahy Scholars
  • Provost Fellowship
  • Ricci Scholars
  • Rudis Fellowship
  • WISER

Many of these programs have an application deadline of March 1, so apply today! To learn more, visit: LUC.edu/lurop.

Charge Authorization Forms

Charge Authorization Forms allow students to add Rambler Bucks to their Campus Cards in order to purchase textbooks at the Loyola bookstore. Students may add up to $600 to their Campus Card per semester. This charge is added to the student's account and must be paid in full along with all other tuition and fees. Please note that only one form per semester will be accepted. Charge Authorization Forms for the Spring Semester will be accepted through January 25 at 5 p.m. The forms are available at: LUC.edu/campuscard/forms.shtml.

CTA U-Pass

Pick up your spring CTA U-Pass and enjoy unlimited riding aboard CTA buses and trains. For information about U-Pass eligibility and a distribution schedule, go to: LUC.edu/upass.

EVOKE

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the following EVOKE-sponsored events during the Spring Semester:

Undecided Majors Workshop
March 18, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore different options and take advantage of helpful tools to use when choosing a major.

Sue Monk Kidd
April 3, 7 p.m.
Listen to a presentation given by Sue Monk Kidd, author of the award-winning novel The Secret Life of Bees.

InnerMission Retreat
April 5, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Participate in InnerMission, an on-campus retreat that helps students explore future goals and plan the next stages of their lives.

Dr. Patch Adams, M.D.: The Joy of Caring
April 10, 8 p.m.
Discover the story of Patch Adams, who has devoted his life to studying what makes people happy. Dr. Adams will share his unique perspectives on healing, healthcare, and working from the mind and the human spirit.

For more information and to register or purchase tickets to these events, visit: LUC.edu/evoke.

First-Year Experience Office

All first-year and transfer students are welcome to contact the Office of First-Year Experience for help transitioning back to campus life this spring. Contact Bridget Wesley at: 773.508.2814; e-mail: bwesley@luc.edu; or stop by our new office in Room 260 on the second floor of the Sullivan Center for Student Services. We have staff and upper-class peer mentors ready to help you! To learn more about the Office of First-Year Experience, visit: LUC.edu/firstyearexperience.

Halas Sports Center

After extensive renovations, the refurbished Halas Sports Center is kicking off 2008 by celebrating its 25th anniversary, January 2 - 25.

  • Stop by Halas to work out, meet new people and have a good time. Membership at Halas is included in all full-time undergraduate student fees, so be sure to check out everything the facility has to offer: cardio and variable-resistance machines, a swimming pool, free weights, basketball and volleyball courts, and saunas. Numerous group fitness and non-credit instructional classes are offered weekly.
  • See the new facilities, including a renovated main office and lobby, redesigned men's and women's locker rooms, expanded cardio rooms with new equipment, a new spin studio, and a new Pro Shop with sports merchandise and equipment rental.
  • Get a 25% discount on a new membership when you sign up by January 25.

To learn more about the Halas Sports Center, visit: LUC.edu/campusrec.

Hub

The Hub is a one-stop resource center that consolidates a dozen student service areas from across the university into one convenient location. Visit the Hub to get immediate help, answers and directions on what to do—or where to go—next. The Lake Shore Campus Hub is located on the first floor of the Sullivan Center for Student Services, and the Water Tower Campus Hub is located in the lobby of 25 E. Pearson.

The Lake Shore Campus Hub location will have extended weekend hours on January 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and January 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Regular Spring Semester hours for both Hub locations are as follows:

Lake Shore Campus Hub:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Water Tower Campus Hub:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information about the Hub, visit: LUC.edu/onestop.

Information Commons

Visit the new Information Commons during the grand opening celebration January 14 - 16 and enjoy special events and giveaways. Beginning January 14, Information Commons offers students large individual and group study spaces, state-of-the-art technology with 222 computer workstations, wireless Internet connections, digital media lab and a lakefront café (opening soon).

Stop by the Information Commons during the grand opening to learn more about this new facility and its special features, and to enjoy activities and prizes.

January 14

  • Doors open at 7 a.m. with giveaways for the first 75 students (also on Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Free food and drinks throughout the day, plus tours and demonstrations
  • 5 p.m. - Panel discussion on the facility's environmental and energy-efficient technologies

January 15

  • 11 a.m. - Ceremonial cake-cutting with President Garanzini
  • More free food and prizes, tours and demonstrations
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Jazz quartet, plus appetizers

January 16

  • Bingo
  • 5 p.m. - Internet scavenger hunt (win an iPod!)

For more information about the Information Commons and a complete schedule of grand opening events, visit: LUC.edu/ic.

LOCUS

Loyola's Online Connection to University Services (LOCUS) is your gateway to student self-service. In addition to registration, you can: view your advisors name; print your class schedule; view your financial aid award; add/drop and swap classes until the posted deadlines; update your address and phone number; and more. Visit: LUC.edu/locus. For additional help, e-mail: locus@luc.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Events

Attend various events celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus events will be held January 15 - 24 and include a prayer service, luncheon, documentary film screening and lecture featuring keynote speaker Judge Greg Mathis. For more information about these events, check the University Calendar and upcoming issues of Loyola Focus, or contact Benjamin Harris at: bharri7@luc.edu.

Meal Plans

Get a different meal plan for the Spring Semester by completing a Change Request Form. These forms allow students to change the meal plan requested on their housing contracts. Resident students must comply with the guidelines for their status and housing assignments, but are encouraged to submit the form if they wish to change their meal plan. Non-resident students may purchase any meal plan and have the cost charged to his or her student account.

Resident Meal Plan Change Request Forms will be accepted for upgrades through January 25 at 5 p.m. Non-resident Meal Plan Request Forms will be accepted through March 15. Both forms are available at: LUC.edu/campuscard/forms.shtml. If you have any questions about meal plan options, e-mail: campuscard@luc.edu.

Parking Permits

Loyola students may apply for resident or commuter parking permits. Commuter students may apply for a parking permit online.

Resident parking on campus is very limited, and applications are open only to students living in an on-campus residence hall. To apply for a resident parking permit, students must enter a lottery. Resident permits will only be given to students who enter and win the permit lottery. Freshmen must provide proof of a special circumstance requiring a vehicle in order to be eligible for resident parking.

Parking permits will be available for pick-up January 14 - 17 from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. in the parking office (located in the main parking structure). Students must display their Campus Card (student I.D.) in order to claim their permit.

For more information about parking at Loyola, call: 773.508.7036; or e-mail: lscparkingservices@luc.edu.

Residence Life

University residence halls open on January 12 at 12 p.m. for all resident students. Students new to Loyola have received specific directions to their assigned buildings and information related to check-in. For more information, call: 773.508.3300.

Shuttle Bus and 8-Ride

Campus shuttle service will begin operation for the Spring 2008 Semester on January 14, with a 7 a.m. pick-up from the Water Tower Campus and a 7:30 a.m. pick-up from the Lake Shore Campus. Final shuttles will depart from both campuses at midnight. The shuttle operates Monday - Friday during the regular academic year when classes are in session.

8-Ride service will begin on January 12 at 6:30 p.m. 8-Ride operates from 6:30 p.m. - 2:15 a.m., seven days a week, during the regular academic year when classes are in session.

To learn more about getting around Loyola, visit: LUC.edu/transportation.

Student Centers

Lake Shore Campus: The Student Center Information Desk, located in the lobby of Centennial Forum Student Union (CFSU), offers a wide variety of services. Students can purchase stamps and envelopes, send or receive faxes and watch for student organization ticket sales. The Information Desk is your resource for answers, directions and help.

LSC Student Center Hours (Spring 2008):*

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Check out Zipoli's, located in the lower level of CFSU. It's a great spot for students to relax and do homework, play pool or ping-pong, enjoy video games, or watch TV. Zip's always offers something fun for students to do. Look for upcoming events on calendars posted throughout the Student Center.

Water Tower Campus: The Terry Student Center, located on the third floor of Baumhart Hall, allows students to purchase stamps and envelopes, send or receive faxes and watch for student organization ticket sales. The lounge area features three plasma televisions, pool and ping-pong tables, and seven computer stations. The Terry Student Center also provides students with 24-hour study space Sunday - Thursday in Rooms 303 and 304.

WTC Student Center Hours (Spring 2008):*

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change during break and holiday periods.

Student Health Insurance

All undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and all graduate and professional students enrolled in eight or more credit hours (or registered for thesis or dissertation supervision) are required to have individual health care insurance. New and transfer students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan and be charged $1,221. Health insurance coverage is valid from January 1 - July 31. If you already have a health insurance policy in place, you must complete a waiver to opt out of Loyola’s plan and avoid unwanted charges to your student account. The deadline for waiving out of the plan varies by student classification. For more information or to complete the online waiver, visit: LUC.edu/bursar/insurance.shtml.

Student Life

Participate in Welcome Back Week events January 17 - 21. Scheduled activities include Jesuit Jam, an ice skating party, Chicago Bulls game, ski trip, movie night and Loyola athletic events. For a complete schedule of activities, go to: LUC.edu/studentlife.

Study Abroad

All students interested in studying at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center are advised to attend a Rome Information Session. Students will learn more about the program, find out about application procedures, hear from an alum and enjoy some Italian snacks.

Rome Information Sessions will be held in the Sullivan Center for Student Services, Room 216, on the following dates:

  • January 18 at 12 p.m.
  • January 25 at 3 p.m.
  • February 4 at 12 p.m.
  • February 22 at 1 p.m.
  • March 25 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • March 28 at 3 p.m.
  • April 15 at 12 p.m.

Please send an e-mail with your name and the session you will attend to: rome@luc.edu.

If you are unable to attend any of the Rome Information Sessions due to a schedule conflict, or if you are a visiting student and would like more information, contact Elyse Lyons, Rome Center Recruiter, at: elyons1@luc.edu.

Wellness Center

Get 2008 off to a healthy start and take advantage of various programs and services offered by the Wellness Center. Programs include meditation, stress management, weight loss and more. Smoking cessation and nutrition services are always available. For program schedules and more information, visit: LUC.edu/wellness.

Withdrawal Schedule

Review the deadlines to withdraw from Spring Semester courses. When a student drops classes or completely withdraws from the university, his or her tuition and fee charges are not based on the number of classes attended. Charges are based on the beginning of the term or session, not the class start date.

Complete withdrawal does not release a student from his or her housing contract with the Department of Residence Life. In order to be released from a housing contract, you must contact Residence Life at: 773.508.3300.

Students who decide not to attend some or all of their classes after registration are required to officially withdraw through LOCUS or through their dean's office. Otherwise, students will be held responsible for all charges on their accounts. There are no exceptions to this cancellation and withdrawal procedure.

For More Help or More Information:

Student Life Office, Centennial Forum Student Union, Room 100, Lake Shore Campus; Phone: 773.508.8840; or Terry Student Center, Water Tower Campus; Phone: 312.915.6642

The Hub, Sullivan Center for Student Services, 6339 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Shore Campus; Phone: 773.508.7700; or Lobby, 25 E. Pearson, Water Tower Campus; Phone: 312.915.7344; e-mail: onestop@luc.edu.

New first-year and transfer students should contact Bridget Wesley in the Office of First-Year Experience at: 773.508.2814; or e-mail: bwesley@luc.edu.

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Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7700 · E-mail: onestop@luc.edu

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