Message Sent To:All Students
Message From:Message from the Office of Student Development
Date Sent:Friday, February 5, 2021 03:30 PM CST

Spring Break Travel Guidance

February 5, 2021

Dear Ramblers,

Yesterday you learned that compliance with Loyola University Chicago’s on-campus surveillance testing is going very well. Thank you! With your continued compliance and by following the required personal health and safety practices, we can all safely remain on campus.

Ahead of the first academic break of the Spring 2021 semester, we want to remind you of the University’s current recommendations on travel. In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, we continue to advise Loyola students, faculty, and staff to either refrain from or limit personal travel at this time.

If travel is absolutely necessary, the CDC has information on travel considerations that can help you take measures to protect yourself and others. Please keep in mind that compliance with Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order is required if traveling to or from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.

We recognize that you, especially those of you living on campus or near campus, are eager to gather with one another and miss spending time together. Events like the Big Game this Sunday, for instance, usually mean gathering with friends and family. Out of care and concern for our own community, as well as the larger City of Chicago, we strongly advise against gathering in small groups and encourage students to connect virtually instead.

We need every single student’s help to keep our community safe. If you see anything on or around Loyola’s campuses that you believe to be an infraction of our COVID-19 safety practices, please contact a University representative (an RA, building ambassador, professor, etc.) or report it to 773-508-MASK (6275). You can also file a report online through the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) or the Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy (CSAA).

We understand that students may be hesitant to file a report on a fellow Rambler. Please know that we take all reports very seriously but will always respond with the utmost consideration and care of everyone involved. We highly recommend you provide your contact information, but you may also choose to remain anonymous. If you do choose to provide your contact information, we will make every effort to keep your information private.

We know these times are challenging and admire your strength and resilience as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Loyola community. Remember that we are all in this together.


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