Message Sent To:All Students (All Summer Session Students)
Message From:Message from the Office of Student Development
Date Sent:Wednesday, May 19, 2021 04:10 PM CDT

Welcome, Summer Session Students!

May 19, 2021

Dear Students,

Welcome to Summer Sessions. For most of you, this is the first time you are experiencing Loyola University Chicago in person. We are excited to have you! Please take advantage of the learning opportunities available, meet new friends, and, when possible, explore Chicago. Visit the Summer Sessions website if you are considering enrolling in additional courses.

As you settle in, please also take note of the following important updates and resources:

Loyola’s Commitment to Health and Safety

We are thrilled to welcome students back to campus and are confident that, with everyone’s help, we will continue to navigate the summer and upcoming fall 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, will fully cooperate with the required personal health and safety practices that include but are not limited to wearing face coverings, social distancing (limits on gatherings/spaces, designated pathways, entrances/exits), and wearing your Loyola ID. These protocols may be adjusted at any time based on local, state, and federal guidance or mandates.

If you have not already, please remember to upload your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Loyola Health function of the Loyola mobile app. Starting Sunday, May 23, vaccinated students with uploaded and approved vaccination cards will no longer be required to participate in on-campus surveillance testing. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must continue to test on campus this summer. Please read Monday’s announcement for more information, and be assured that all submitted health records are secure and kept in strict confidence.

If you see anything on or around Loyola’s campuses that you believe to be an infraction of these protocols, report matters to a University representative (an RA, building ambassador, professor, etc.) or call 773-508-MASK (6275). The following are some additional resources related to health and safety:

Other Important Resources

The last year has been difficult for everyone. Remember your Student Promise of caring for yourself, others, and the community. Please take advantage of the services available to you at Loyola. The Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy (CSAA) provides the ability to connect you with Loyola resources and support. You may also contact the Wellness Center or Campus Ministry for health, wellness, and spiritual help. For academic support, visit the offices of Student Academic Services. 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.

Good Neighbor Policy

For students living off campus this summer, please keep in mind that you share the community with families, children, the elderly, and others. Demonstrating care of others and the community by being a good neighbor is not only a hallmark of who we are as Ramblers but a clear expectation outlined in the Community Standards for all students. Be mindful of others when hosting social gatherings and when walking to and from any gatherings especially as it relates to health and safety practice compliance, noise level considerations, and appropriate disposal of trash. Let’s make this an enjoyable summer and not one where you have to respond to a complaint from the community.

Explore Chicago

Finally, have fun! As a Loyola student, consider taking advantage of the multiple opportunities to explore Chicago with your peers. Visit a museum, view an art exhibit, or participate in other Chicago traditions with us. Consult your learning community leader or lookout for emails from the Student Activities and Greek Affairs department (activities@LUC.edu) with more information.

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


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