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Summer Scholars

Housing & Dining

Living in Chicago

Summer Scholars will be housed in Messina Hall on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. The building is comprised of suite-style doubles: two traditional double occupancy rooms joined by a common bathroom. These suite-style rooms will be assigned by gender, but the entire floor will have both male and female occupants.

Students who are participating in our Academy and Institute programs and wish to live on campus must submit an online housing contract.

Students participating in our Seminar programs DO NOT need to submit a housing contract. 

All program students will have:

The program employs live-in staff members to supervise students throughout the program. Program Coordinators (PCs); oversee the entire program as well as supervise and direct the activities of the College Coaches (CCs). Members of our staff are experienced college students, employed by Loyola to perform a number of duties including developing the Activity Calendar which includes social and educational programming during the afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Eating in Chicago

Residential Students: will receive a declining balance meal plan to allow for three meals each day. All meals are served in the Damen Dining on the Lake Shore Campus and lunch and dinner options can be found on the Water Tower Campus.

Additionally, students may purchase food items at several food markets across campus. Please refer to the campus dining website for more information.

Rambler Bucks

Students may also add Rambler Bucks to their campus card which can be used like a prepaid debit card on campus and at surrounding businesses. Using Rambler Bucks eliminates paying tax on items purchased at designated restaurants and Loyola bookstores and serve as an easy way for students to pay to use the laundry facilities, vending machines, and printers.

In order to add funds to a student's card, you may use one of the Valueport locations around campus or go online **Rambler Bucks are non-refundable, so please only add what you think you will use.

For a list of locations where Rambler Bucks can be used, please visit the Rambler Bucks website.


Summer Scholars · The Office of First-Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660 · Phone: 773.508.7381 · summerscholars@luc.edu

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