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Arrupe Resources During Coronavirus Closure

We maintain our commitment to providing support and services to all students.

Updated as of July 16, 2020

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July 15, 2020

Dear Students, 

Many of you have read the recent announcement from the University on July 13 regarding the majority of classes being held online for Fall 2020. Because of that announcement, adjustments have been made to Arrupe College's delivery of its classes as well. I am highlighting what it will look like below: 

  • All classes will be held online for Arrupe College in the Fall semester.  
  • Community building and engagement will continue to be a priority for our community. 
  • Support services will continue to be available through the Office of Student Services and our social work team. 

The University's decision was based on an evaluation of the current and forecasted health climate and wanting to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff come first. For some of you this may be a relief to know what the plan is, and for some, I know this brings disappointment. Know that your advisors, faculty, staff and deans will remain dedicated to your education and personal development. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us to process this new information. 

Thank you,

Dean Sarah

Sarah Shaaban, M.A.
Associate Dean for Student Success 

Fall 2020 Resources

As new information and resources are gathered they will be shared with the community. For the latest information, please visit the Return to Campus website.

Open Buildings and Study Spaces

Maguire Hall will not be open during the Fall 2020 semester for gathering or study.

The Loyola libraries will be accessible to students in the Fall. The Lewis library offers small study spaces that can be used to take your online classes for more privacy. For more information on the Libraries click here. On the Water Tower Campus the Baumhart and Terry Center will also remain open during this time. The Terry Center offers a few open seating areas on the 1st and the 3rd floors. The Fitness Center in Baumhart will remain closed. Halas Fitness Center at LSC will be open by advance appointments online. While on campus students are required to wear their students ID's on a badge/lanyard. If you need one, please contact Dean Sarah.

Outdoor campus spaces at Lakeshore campus will be open to informal socially distant gatherings.

Arrupe Market

The Arrupe Market will operate two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fall. We will share a link weekly to the Market offerings online and students will be able to order grocery items online.  Students can pick them up on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once you arrive to Arrupe College you will call and a staff member will bring down your grocery order outside of Maguire Hall. More information will be forthcoming. 

Wellness Center

The LSC and WTC Wellness Centers will be open by appointment through Dial-a-Nurse: 773.508.8883.

Technology Services

Students experiencing technical challenges with their laptops can contact the helpdesk at 312.508.4487. If the initial troubleshooting does not work students can loan out a laptop from Digital Media Services at the LSC. This can be arranged through contactless pick up by emailing digitalmediaservices@luc.edu.

Hotspots are also still available for internet access, these can be mailed directly to you by emailing Dean Sarah, sshaaban1@luc.edu 

Community Support

Mental Health Services

Arrupe College will continue to support the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our students during a closure. Our Social Workers Nicole Sumida at nsumida@luc.edu or 312.915.8922 and Ernest Fernandez at efernandez1@luc.edu or 312.915.8923. Please email them individually to share your concerns.

Community Health Center/Clinics

Community Health Clinics are neighborhood-based health care clinics that provide comprehensive primary and preventive care to everyone, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Services offered include prenatal care, pediatric care and help managing chronic diseases (high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, etc.)

If you have specific questions about symptoms you are experiencing please contact Loyola University Chicago’s Dial-a-Nurse at 773.508.8883. You may leave a voicemail (including your phone number for a return call) and a professional staff will call you back.

If you have questions regarding accessing healthcare services, insurance, food, and other community resources contact Tommy O’Donnell at todonnell2@luc.edu or 312.915.7960.

Accessing Food

The Greater Chicago Food Depository sponsors many locations around the city that offer markets and some locations that serve warm meals. To find the nearest location, please visit: www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides Illinoisans with funding they can use on essential goods like groceries. In coming weeks, assistance from the federal government will make it possible for the state to give SNAP recipients far more funds — in some cases, 90 percent more — with which to get food eligibility guidelines here. Here’s how to apply:

  1. Go online and fill out an application through the state’s Application form.
  2. After applying, you’ll need to be interviewed by a case worker. This can be done over the phone.
  3. For the interview, applicants need proof of their identity, proof of residence, proof of Social Security numbers and might need other documents.

Accessing Food, Health Centers, and Temporary Housing

Street Light Chicago is an organization that lists several city resources for people to locate via an app or their website: www.streetlightchicago.org. The online application connects with GPS and is able to locate resources that are nearby your location. The free application is available on both Android and Apple.

Rental Assistance for Chicago Families

Rent and rent arrears payment is available for individuals and families that are in immediate risk of eviction. The program does NOT pay security deposits. Payment will be made to property owner/manager, 7 to 10 days from the date the application is approved. You can get an application by contacting the nearest office to your home and they will mail you an application. For more information, click here.

Englewood Community Service Center
1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620, 312-747-0200
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Garfield Community Service Center
10 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-746-5400
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 9-10 a.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center
4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653, 312-747-2300
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Area Community Service Center
845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640, 312-744-2580
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

South Chicago Community Service Center
8650 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617, 312-747-0500
Apply: Daily, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Trina Davila Community Service Center
4300 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639, 312-744-2014
Apply: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Affordable Internet Service

If you are in need of immediate internet service for the success of your current online courses please contact Dean Sarah at sshaaban1@luc.edu or Dr. Boyle at jboyle5@luc.edu.

Comcast is offering two months of their Internet Essentials service for free to low-income households. More info: www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Career Services

Leah Brunk will be available to discuss employment and all other career related questions at lbrunk@luc.edu.

College Placement

Students who are scheduled to graduate this August and have questions about enrolling in a four-year institution or transitioning from Arrupe College can contact Julie Garcia at jgarcia33@luc.edu.

Financial Aid

Viviana Arellano will continue to be available for all of your financial aid questions at varellano1@luc.edu.

Academic Support

Arrupe Fellows: Get support for Writing, Math, & Business

The Writing Fellows, Math Fellows, and Business Fellows schedules will be changing starting Monday March 16th, 2020 to reflect new availability.

  • Our online system is easy! You will make appointments just like you did for Writing Fellows using arrupe.mywconline.com. The only difference is that you will click on your appointment box during your scheduled time and enter a chat room complete with video, audio, text chat, MathJax, and a word processor! Check out these step-by-step instructions: How to access online tutoring
  • You can create daily appointments with a tutor just like before. If you would like to make weekly sessions with a specific tutor or at a certain time then you may reach out to either efernandez2@luc.edu or nmoreno4@luc.edu and we will schedule you.
  • Writing Fellows and Business Fellows online tutoring inquiries should be sent to efernandez2@luc.edu.
  • Math Fellows online tutoring inquiries should be sent to nmoreno4@luc.edu.
  • Faculty and Staff may reach out to jcastellanos3@luc.edu.

Fellows are here to help as much as we can, but we also need accurate communication and effort from students in order to make online tutoring successful. Let’s work together!

Libraries

Looking for library help? Schedule a research appointment.

Academic Success Coaching

Want to work on organization, time management, notetaking, exam preparation, goal-setting, or other academic skills? Come to Success Coaching!

Tips for Online Test-Taking

If you're used to taking tests in person, it may take you a minute to get used to taking tests online in Sakai. Check out these tips to help you with the transition.

Tips for Online Learning

Student Handbook for Online Courses

Online learning requires a lot of organization and self-regulation. Check out this handbook for tips!

 

Financial Support

The Loyola Commitment

The Loyola Commitment provides help with direct educational costs for students whose personal and/or family contribution to their education has been severely compromised. This Commitment will be targeted to those students who have the greatest financial need. It is funded by the University and fortified by the generosity of Loyola University Chicago alumni and donors.

Graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, including those within Arrupe College, who have experienced a significant reduction in household income causing financial hardship may apply for assistance through The Loyola Commitment. Eligibility and priority will be given to those who have utilized all existing financial aid options, including loans.

International and undocumented students will be considered for funding from The Loyola Commitment. Students will need to complete the Special Circumstance Appeal form and provide supporting documentation.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted by the U.S. government and includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Under the CARES Act, a portion of HEERF funds must go directly to eligible students in the form of emergency grants to reimburse students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Students enrolled in associate's, bachelor's, graduate, professional and certificate programs during the Spring 2020 semester may apply for the HEERF Student Share Grant Funds.

The Department of Education has outlined a number of eligibility criteria for the HEERF Student Share Grants, including the requirement that students must be Title IV eligible. Completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides information to evaluate this eligibility requirement. If you did not file a FAFSA for the 2019-2020 Aid Year, you can do so at www.studentaid.gov. Once Financial Aid certifies you have a valid FAFSA, you can submit your HEERF Grant application.

To view Loyola’s HEERF policy, which includes additional information on eligibility, please visit LUC.edu/heerf.

Tuition Hardship

Arrupe College's Tuition Hardship Fund can help cover the cost of tuition.

Current Arrupe College students can apply by working with their academic advisors to fill out the request form.

Non-Tuition Hardship

Arrupe College's Non-Tuition Hardship Fund can help cover expenses such as textbooks.

Current Arrupe College students can apply by filling out the request form.