Message Sent To:All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of Student Development
Date Sent:Friday, January 22, 2021 12:05 PM CST

Welcome Back!

January 22, 2021

Dear Students,

Welcome back! It is the start of another spring semester, and with it comes the excitement of new learning opportunities, reconnecting with friends, or for some of you, making plans for graduation! As you settle back into your school routine, please take note of a few important updates and resources.

Loyola’s Commitment to Health and Safety

We are thrilled to welcome more students back to campus this spring and are confident that, with everyone’s help, we will navigate the semester safely. Honoring our tradition of being people for and with others means that everyone, especially those who are living on or visiting any of our campuses, should continue to cooperate with the required personal health and safety practices:

  • Wearing face coverings
  • Social distancing (limits on gatherings/spaces, designated pathways, entrances/exits)
  • Hand washing
  • Self-monitoring for symptoms
  • Wearing your Loyola ID

Ramblers and community members alike: If you see anything on or around Loyola’s campuses that you believe to be an infraction of our COVID-19 safety practices, matters should be referred to a University representative (an RA, building ambassador, professor, etc.) or reported to 773-508-MASK (6275). Loyola will take all reports of non-compliance very seriously. If a matter is referred to the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR), a swift response and appropriate action will follow each report. We need every single student’s help to continue to keep our community safe.

Additionally, it is important that you become familiar with the following resources related to health and safety and on-campus surveillance testing:

Other Important Resources

The last 10 months have been difficult for everyone. Whether you or your loved ones have been impacted by the pandemic; incidents of racial injustice; natural disasters; political unrest; or any other local, national, or world event, honoring the Student Promise of caring for yourself, others, and the community is more important and meaningful today. It is what sets you apart as a Loyola student. 

Please take advantage of the services available to you at Loyola. The Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy (CSAA) provides the ability to connect to support areas, including our Coordinated Assistance and Resource Education (CARE), support for behavioral concerns (BCT), equity-based reporting and advocacy, assistance with academic challenges, and more. You may also contact the Wellness Center or Campus Ministry for health, wellness, and spiritual help. If you are not sure who to contact and prefer to talk to someone on the phone, the team in the Office of the Dean of Students can be reached at (773) 508-8840.

I hope you find the many resources above helpful as you begin the spring semester. I wish you well, and I hope to see you soon.


William Rodriguez
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students