Arrupe Resources During Coronavirus Closure

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

Updated as of May 12, 2020

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.

Summer Registration

Please direct all questions concerning summer registration to John Buethe at jbuethe@luc.edu.

Summer U-Pass

The cost of a U-Pass is $85 for the Summer 2020 semester. The CTA has announced that for Summer 2020 they will allow individual students to request a fee waiver for the U-Pass if you won’t be making use of it. That means, if you do not plan on using your U-Pass from May 20, 2020 until July 24, 2020 you can decline the CTA fee or request a refund on your student account. If you would like to do this, please email upass@luc.edu by May 19, 2020 and ask to decline the Summer 2020 U-Pass.

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!


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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!