Message Sent To:All Students
Message From:Message from Information Technology Services, Message from the Office of Student Development
Date Sent:Monday, June 22, 2020 08:00 AM CDT

ACTION REQUIRED: Enrollment in Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

Dear Students,

This summer, all Loyola University Chicago students must enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure your personal information and access Microsoft Office 365 applications off-campus.

About MFA
MFA is a two-step authentication process that protects your personal information, your intellectual property, and Loyola’s data, even if your Loyola password becomes compromised. Most social media and email services, like Google, use MFA. It requires your Loyola username and password, as well as a passcode or other authorization sent to your device to verify your identity when logging into something at Loyola.

During Loyola’s transition to online classes due to COVID-19, we deferred the MFA implementation. In our remote teaching, learning, and working environments, MFA is needed more than ever to help safeguard our online community. This prepares you for the Microsoft requirement to use MFA for off-campus access to all Microsoft Office 365 applications, including access to your email on your cell phone or other off-campus devices.

Watch your email for instructions
If you have not already enrolled in MFA, please watch your email over the summer for instructions. Reminders will be sent the week prior to enrollment and twice during the week of enrollment, along with invitations to Enrollment Demo Sessions held during the lunch hour via Zoom.

You can also self-enroll in MFA at any time. Visit the MFA webpage for visual step-by-step instructions and videos. Please contact the Service Desk for support by logging an incident, emailing itsservicedesk@LUC.edu, or calling 773.508.4487.

Susan Malisch
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jane Neufeld
Vice President, Student Development