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As we prepare for a more fully on-campus experience this fall, our University is taking steps to ensure that we protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our entire community while also giving students an authentic Loyola experience.

While we will have in-person classes, events, and student activities, there will still be mitigation measures in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. These policies continue to evolve based on the latest public health information and guidance. To help students understand and navigate these changes, Loyola maintains an FAQ page that is regularly updated with the newest information and policy changes.

If you have questions or comments not addressed here, please email COVID-19support@LUC.edu. We want to address your specific concerns, which helps this site become as informative as possible.

If you are having a medical problem, or have a medical question, please call Dial a Nurse at 773.508.8883 during regular business hours. If you are having a mental health problem that you do not considered urgent, please call the Wellness Center at 773.508.2530 during regular business hours. If this is medical or mental health emergency, please call 911, or Campus Safety dispatch at 773.508.SAFE, to summon paramedics or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are experiencing mental or emotional distress beyond your ability to manage safely right now, call 773.508.2530, Option 3 after hours, weekends and holidays, to speak with Wellness Center after hours counselors.

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic can have a negative impact on students’ mental health. For an overview of student mental health and wellness resources, please click here

Frequently Asked Questions

Student

What should I do if I live with someone who tests positive for COVID-19? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

Vaccinated students who live with someone who tests positive should stay masked and test on day 3-5 but do not have to isolate or quarantine. Students who are not vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, including exposure to a family member or close contacts outside of Loyola, need to quarantine. Close contact is defined as being within six feet of a person who is positive for COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more.

Review our Positive Diagnosis Protocol page for complete details.

Is Loyola conducting contact tracing? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

Yes, Loyola has established protocols for contact tracing and its own contact tracing team. Students, faculty, and staff are not responsible for contact tracing.

Once notified of a positive case through email at COVID-19report@LUC.edu or via phone at 773-508-7707, contact tracers will follow up with the diagnosed person, investigate the case, and perform any needed contact tracing in a confidential and expedited fashion.

What do I do if I am exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID-19? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

Protocol following exposure to COVID-19 will differ depending on whether or not you are fully vaccinated or if you have recently been infected with COVID-19. Review complete protocol in the "Exposure to COVID-19" section of the Positive Diagnosis Protocol page.

What is a HEERF Student Share Grant Fund? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has made funding available to higher education institutions, including funding for emergency financial aid grants to students. More information on HEERF Student Share Grant Funds and Loyola's approach to these funds can be found at LUC.edu/heerf.

What is the guest policy in dorms this fall? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

Initially, only members of the Loyola community who are fully vaccinated or have an exemption will be able to be signed in as guests. We will review the policies monthly as public health dictates.

How will I know how many positive cases there are within the Loyola community? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

We have established a COVID-19 testing dashboard, which will reflect all testing data and positive COVID-19 cases that result from Loyola-provided testing. This dashboard does not reflect any testing or positive case results from tests provided by any non-Loyola, private, or community-based testing service. The dashboard also excludes any designated positive cases reported in person, via email or phone.

To view the testing dashboard, click here.

Will there be campus shuttle and 8-RIDE service this fall? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

Shuttle service and 8-RIDE will be back in operation at 100 percent capacity this fall. Masks are required for all riders, regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with CDC guidelines for public transportation.

Will the Information Commons and campus libraries be open and available to students? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

University libraries will be open with 100 percent density restored in open areas and study rooms, and restrictions on visitors have been lifted.

For the latest information on library access please visit the University Libraries website.

Are dining halls operating normally this semester? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

Dining halls will be open for the fall semester at full capacity. Masks are required at all times when not eating or drinking.

Do completely online students need to upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

We are asking all online students to be vaccinated to participate in any on-campus events or programming, including the use of academic resources like the library and other on-campus services like the career center. You can also win prizes through LU Lottery when you upload. Online students who do not have an uploaded vaccination card will not be able to access campus facilities.

How will I know if my COVID-19 vaccination card or my vaccination exemption was approved? (07/12/21 12:00 AM)

You will get an email if your COVID-19 vaccination card or exemption was approved. You can check your vaccination card upload status anytime in Loyola Health. If your vaccine status bar is green, you are good to go.

Should I upload my COVID-19 card before I've had a second dose of a vaccine? (07/12/21 12:00 AM)

You should wait until you've gotten a second dose of the vaccine before uploading your vaccination card. Following your second dose, you can upload your card to Loyola Health.

What is the policy on international students getting vaccinated before the fall semester? (04/30/21 12:00 AM)

If you are an international student planning to study at Loyola this fall, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at ISSS@LUC.edu for more information on how to achieve compliance with LUC’s vaccine mandate.

Who can I contact about getting an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement? (04/28/21 12:00 AM)

Please check the Loyola vaccine website for details on exemptions. If you believe you qualify or have additional questions, please contact COVID-19support@LUC.edu.

Please note that all requests will be reviewed and only those that meet the specific stated requirements will be granted.

Will students be required to be vaccinated before returning for the fall semester? (04/22/21 12:00 AM)

Yes. After reviewing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the University’s COVID-19 Health Care Advisory Working Group, the most effective, efficient, and safest way to return to campus is to require all students to be vaccinated before returning for the fall 2021 semester.

If not fully vaccinated (two weeks after your last dose) by the start of the 2021-2022 academic year (or your move-in date), students will be unable to live in residence halls, attend in-person classes, or participate in on-campus events.

Can I receive an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement? (04/22/21 12:00 AM)

Loyola will grant exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Medical exemption requires a letter from a health care provider stating that the immunization is medically contraindicated. Religious exemption requires a signed written statement from the student describing the reason for the exemption and must include the following, as dictated by the State of Illinois:

  • An explanation of the reason for exemption in your own words that is based on an identifiable religious tradition and/or established interpretation of principles of faith.
  • An indication of whether this religious belief constitutes an objection to all immunizations or only this vaccine; if it is not an objection to all immunizations you must explain the religious basis for not receiving this particular immunization
  • A statement that the student (or parent/guardian if the student is under 18) is aware they will be prohibited from attending classes and dorms in the case of a vaccine preventable outbreak or exposure

    Please note that a request for exemption does NOT guarantee that you will be granted one.

    Please contact COVID-19support@LUC.edu for more information.

  • Does Loyola require students to be vaccinated for things other than COVID-19? (04/22/21 12:00 AM)

    Yes, Loyola has several immunization requirements for students, as determined by the State of Illinois. Required vaccines include:

  • Measles (2)
  • Mumps (2)
  • Rubella (2)
  • A series of 3 diphtheria/tetanus shots; one must be TDAP, and must be given within the last 10 years prior to enrollment
  • Meningitis (required if student is under the age of 22; must be given on or after the age of 16 years: Menomune and Meningitis B do NOT meet this requirement)

    In addition, Loyola recommends students be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Influenza (during flu season), and Varicella.

  • My student ID has been deactivated due to compliance issues. What should I do? (04/21/21 12:00 AM)

    Students who have been cited for failing to comply with testing guidelines should first get tested at one of the sites on campus as soon as possible. For those living in residence halls, they should speak to their res hall front desk worker about access to their dorm. Questions about compliance issues and ID reactivation can be sent to COVID-19compliance@LUC.edu.

    General

    How do I get my Loyola ID card if I don't have one or if I've lost mine? (08/26/21 12:00 AM)

    Students are typically issued a Rambler Card during orientation. You can also submit a photo online via the GET application.

    Faculty and staff are issued Rambler Cards upon confirmation their paperwork has been completed by Human Resources. An employee should confirm with Human Resources that their paperwork is complete. The cost of a replacement Rambler Card is $25. You can visit either Campus Card Office location, Monday through Friday, to receive your card: Lake Shore Campus Sullivan Center, Room 198 6339 N. Sheridan Rd. Water Tower Campus Corboy Law Center, Lobby 25 E. Pearson Street Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. If you experience any difficulties with your Rambler Card, please contact the Campus Card Office by phone at 773.508.2273, email at campuscard@LUC.edu, or drop by either physical location.

    How do I report a violation of Loyola's COVID-19 safety practices? (08/25/21 12:00 AM)

    COVID-19 compliance is everyone's responsibility. If you see anything on or around Loyola’s campuses that you believe to be an infraction of our COVID-19 safety practices, please ask those individuals to comply.

    Loyola will take all reports of non-compliance very seriously. If it is a student-related matter, please file a report through OSCCR, who will provide a swift response and take appropriate action for each report. Reports of faculty or staff non-compliance with safety practices should be referred to the appropriate administrator’s office. If not sure, please report to COVID-19Support@luc.edu with as many details as possible so it can be routed to the appropriate administrative office.

    What happens on campus if someone get diagnosed with COVID-19? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

    The University has developed and outlined several processes following a positive diagnosis on campus. Review our Positive Diagnosis Protocol page for complete details.

    If I am vaccinated but exposed to COVID-19, do I need to quarantine? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

    Individuals who have received the full vaccine doses, do not need to quarantine if exposed to an individual with COVID-19, as long as it has been two weeks since their last dose.

    Fully vaccinated people with a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 need to be tested three to five days after exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

    How is Loyola tracking false vaccination records? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

    Vaccine records are reviewed by licensed medical staff at the Wellness Center. Submissions must include the following: full name, DOB, type of vaccine, lot number, and date/site of vaccination administration.

    I've tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

    Students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 at non-Loyola testing sites must report their case immediately to the University. If you test positive for the virus, please email covid-19report@LUC.edu or call 773-508-7707.

    After you report a case, please visit our new Positive Diagnosis Protocol page for complete steps on how to respond to a positive case of COVID-19. 

    Where can I test for COVID-19 on campus? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

    Testing is available on all three campuses:

    Locations Lake Shore Campus: Damen Student Center – Room 216 Health Sciences Campus: Cuneo Center 120 – Faculty Dining Room Water Tower Campus: Terry Student Center – third floor

    Hours Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    How will Loyola manage booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines? (08/17/21 12:00 AM)

    We are still awaiting official guidance from local and national health officials on whether or not booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be recommended, and if so, what the timing for distribution will look like. As soon as we are aware of how we might manage booster shots at the University, we will communicate this to our community.

    Do I have to wear a mask on campus? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    For the fall 2021 semester, masks are now required in all indoor public spaces (defined as anywhere two or more are gathered) in all buildings at all Loyola campuses (such as classrooms, labs, meeting rooms, lounges, shared office space/cubicles, hallways, elevators, etc). This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors regardless of vaccination status.

    If fully vaccinated, masks are not required outdoors, but encouraged when attending a large gathering or event. If not fully vaccinated, masks are required outdoors especially when social distancing cannot be maintained like at a large gathering or event.

    Is University-sponsored travel allowed at this time? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    Domestic travel is allowed for vaccinated individuals, and international travel is allowed for those who are vaccinated within State Department guidance and at the discretion of department leadership. All individuals are strongly encouraged to exercise caution when traveling to areas with substantial or high COVID-19 virus transmission; compliance with the City of Chicago emergency travel order is required upon return.

    What is Loyola Health? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    The University has developed a Loyola Health function within the Loyola Mobile app to help students, faculty, and staff promote health and safety on campus. Specifically, it allows users to:

  • View their Campus Access Status (based on participation in on-campus surveillance testing and vaccination status)
  • Manage on-campus surveillance testing logistics
  • Report a positive COVID-19 case
  • Access the COVID-19 Symptom Checker
  • Access additional COVID-19 links and resources
  • Upload a COVID-19 card

    Loyola Health can also be accessed via desktop or web browser here. You can learn more about the Loyola Health function at LUC.edu/loyolahealth.

  • How can I find the COVID-19 Symptom Checker? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    The COVID-19 Symptom Checker lives within the Loyola Health function within the Loyola Mobile app. You can learn more about the Loyola Health function at LUC.edu/loyolahealth.

    If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to participate in surveillance testing? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to test, although any vaccinated person can take a test at one of the campus testing sites if they wish to do so.

    Unvaccinated individuals are still required to participate in regular surveillance testing. Unvaccinated students will also be required to test at move-in.

    When can Loyola faculty, staff, and students get the vaccine in Chicago? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    All members of the Loyola community age 12 and older can get vaccinated in Chicago.

    For information on how and where to get your vaccine, please visit our COVID-19 vaccine information site.

    Will study abroad programs be offered in the fall 2021 semester? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    The John Felice Rome Center will reopen for the fall 2021 semester. At this time, however, Loyola will continue to suspend student participation in all other study abroad programs and activities through the fall semester.

    How do I sign up for surveillance testing? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    Loyola transitioned from EPIC to Point and Click (PnC), a more sophisticated patient portal. For those still participating in SHIELD testing, you will need to create a new PnC account. To do so, register at the website below using the URL and Agency Code.

    Website: portal.shieldillinois.com Faculty and Staff Agency Code: yy5790vw-emp Student Agency Code: yy5790vw-stu

    After that information is submitted, you will be sent a verification code to enter and confirm your identity. Once enrolled, individuals can select a time and date to test. Doing so creates a QR code in the patient account. Please bring a screenshot/printout of that QR code to your appointment. If you need assistance creating an account, call SHIELD's support line at 217-265-6059; the line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Is eating and drinking in class allowed? (08/16/21 12:00 AM)

    Faculty may want to include a syllabus statement about eating and drinking in the classroom. In general, students removing their mask to take a drink is acceptable, but removing the mask to eat is not. Students who need to have food available during class should work with the Student Accessibility Center to have that accommodation documented.

    What is Loyola's policy for individuals on campus who are required to test but do not? (05/19/21 12:00 AM)

    Students, faculty, and staff who have not been vaccinated and are thus required to continue surveillance testing will receive a warning for their first and second failures to comply. After that, campus access will be revoked. For full details, please see our testing compliance policy page.

    What is Loyola's reasoning for requiring students to get the vaccine? (04/30/21 12:00 AM)

    Loyola University Chicago's immunization/vaccination requirement is informed by our Jesuit, Catholic commitment to the common good, solidarity, and justice. Given the serious nature of the pandemic and the safety, efficacy, and availability of the COVID-19 vaccines, we are rightly called to make reasonable efforts to protect one another through vaccination. Those who are immunized prevent disease not only in themselves but also protect the vulnerable among us by preventing disease from spreading to pregnant women, infants, children, the elderly, and others who may be compromised by illness or social circumstance.

    Our vaccine requirement is informed by Catholic reasoning on the principle of moral cooperation, our obligation to the common good, and the guidance offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Holy See through the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

    What is the difference between the available vaccines? (04/16/21 12:00 AM)

    Three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use in the United States: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are what are known as mRNA vaccines while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a viral vector vaccine. Both types produce the same intended result, which is that the immune system produces antibodies to fight the virus.

    The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses (recommended to be three weeks apart) and is approved for use in anyone ages 16 and up. It has a 94.9 percent efficacy rate in the United States.

    Moderna’s vaccine also requires two doses, recommended at four weeks apart, and is approved for ages 18 and up. It has a 94.1 percent efficacy rate in the United States.

    The primary difference of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is that it requires only one dose. It is also approved for ages 18 and up and has a 72 percent efficacy rate, although it has an 85.4 percent efficacy against severe disease, which is higher than that of Pfizer.

    Can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Loyola? (04/16/21 12:00 AM)

    While Loyola University Chicago is not able to broadly distribute the vaccine on its campuses at this time, vaccine appointments are currently available through Loyola Medicine. If you are an existing patient of Loyola University Health System, click here for instructions on how to schedule your vaccine appointment. New patients can also create a MyLoyola account to begin the process of scheduling an appointment.

    Does it matter which of the available COVID-19 vaccines I get? (03/17/21 12:00 AM)

    In short, no. Although they vary in efficacy, all three vaccines considered to be very effective. Individuals should whichever vaccine is available to them as soon as they are eligible.

    Where can I get vaccinated? (03/17/21 12:00 AM)

    Your vaccination site will depend largely upon where you live. The most up-to-date information will be found on your state or city public health department website. Many locations are now offering vaccines with no appointment needed.

    For people living or working in Chicago, you can register to receive a vaccine at zocdoc.com/vaccine. This site is also being used by many other states.

    How will we achieve herd immunity on our campuses? (03/17/21 12:00 AM)

    Achieving "herd immunity" or "community immunity" is a situation where a sufficient proportion of a population at large, not just the Loyola community, is immune to an infectious disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness) to make its spread from person to person unlikely. In this setting, even unvaccinated persons may be protected because the disease has little opportunity to spread within the community.

    It is estimated that 70 percent or more of the U.S. population will need to be immune to achieve community immunity to COVID-19. We need to make additional significant progress with COVID-19 vaccination to achieve such a level of immunity in the U.S. Even if the majority of our campus community is vaccinated, this does not mean we have reached a level of herd immunity that will allow us to return fully to a pre-COVID state.

    Will Loyola have in-person classes in fall 2021? (03/10/21 12:00 AM)

    Yes. We plan to return fully to our Chicagoland campuses in fall 2021 with in-person classes and residence hall occupancy. This decision was based on the best available data and intelligence, and with the health, safety, and overall wellness of our community in mind.

    Since the pandemic began, Loyola University Chicago has continuously monitored the spread of the coronavirus and implemented protocols and plans based on the guidance of public health experts—both inside and outside of Loyola—on what is legally allowed and medically advisable (LAMA). We are optimistic about in-person instruction in the fall.

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (01/15/21 12:00 AM)

    At this time, the CDC has identified that COVID-19 symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

    The University has developed a Symptom Checker within the Loyola Health function of the Loyola Mobile app to promote your own health and safety and to improve awareness of the symptoms of COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that you use the application on a daily basis. It is available for use via your browser and also within the Loyola mobile application.

    Using the Symptom Checker, students, faculty, and staff are asked to check for any symptoms they have in the morning daily. Depending on their symptoms, the app will provide a RED, YELLOW, or GREEN sign indicating how the user should proceed.

  • What is surveillance testing? Why is Loyola University Chicago doing it? (12/04/20 12:00 AM)

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testing of asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff should increase the timeliness of outbreak detection and response by rapidly identifying and isolating COVID-19 cases that would have otherwise gone undetected without testing. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based test is highly accurate and quick to administer, allowing Loyola to test its community widely, thereby optimizing our infection control measures.

    What are the benefits of surveillance testing? (12/04/20 12:00 AM)

    The SHIELD Illinois saliva test is a highly accurate way of testing asymptomatic individuals. Community-wide surveillance testing gives Loyola the ability to identify positive asymptomatic individuals quickly, and immediately start contact tracing to prevent the spread of the virus within the Loyola community.

    I’ve received a positive result for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, and the CDC recommends I don’t take another test until that 90-day window is over. Will my campus access be restricted during this time? (12/04/20 12:00 AM)

    People who have tested positive should not re-test for 90 days from the date of their positive test. You should provide documentation of your positive test to COVID-19Testing@LUC.edu.

    Previous Messages

    Below is a list of previous messages sent to Students.

    Wed, October 13, 2021 03:15 PM CDT Health, Safety, and Well-Being Update: Wednesday, October 13 All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, October 6, 2021 04:00 PM CDT Health, Safety, and Well-Being Update: Wednesday, October 6 All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, September 29, 2021 04:00 PM CDT Health, Safety, and Well-Being Update: Wednesday, September 29 All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, September 22, 2021 03:15 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, September 22 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, September 21, 2021 02:30 PM CDT Update on Spring 2022 Study Abroad Message from the Office of the Provost All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, September 15, 2021 03:15 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, September 15 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, September 8, 2021 03:50 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, September 8 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, September 1, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, September 1 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, August 25, 2021 03:15 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, August 25 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, August 18, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, August 18 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, August 16, 2021 01:06 PM CDT Reminder: Register for Student Return to Campus Webinar Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Thu, August 12, 2021 01:50 PM CDT Save the Date: Student Return to Campus Webinar Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Wed, August 11, 2021 03:25 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, August 11 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, August 4, 2021 03:35 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, August 4 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, July 30, 2021 04:35 PM CDT Update on Loyola's Mask Policy Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, July 28, 2021 03:25 PM CDT Return To Campus Update, July 28 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, July 21, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return To Campus Update, July 21 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, July 14, 2021 03:15 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, July 14 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, July 7, 2021 03:30 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, July 7 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, June 30, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, June 30 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, June 23, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, June 23 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, June 16, 2021 04:15 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, June 16 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, June 14, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Update on JFRC and Fall 2021 Study Abroad Message from the Office of the Provost All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, June 9, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, June 9 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, June 2, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, June 2 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, May 26, 2021 03:05 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, May 26 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, May 24, 2021 10:00 AM CDT Early Summer Phase and Testing Changes Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, May 20, 2021 01:30 PM CDT Reminder: Changes to COVID-19 Testing Program Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, May 19, 2021 04:10 PM CDT Welcome, Summer Session Students! Message from the Office of Student Development All Students
    (All Summer Session Students)
    View Message
    Wed, May 19, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, May 19 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, May 17, 2021 04:45 PM CDT Update on Surveillance Testing Protocols (Students) Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Students View Message
    Wed, May 12, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update, May 12 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, May 6, 2021 04:05 PM CDT Reminder: Vaccines at Lake Shore Campus Next Week Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Students View Message
    Thu, May 6, 2021 02:25 PM CDT COVID-19 Vaccines Available at Lake Shore Campus May 11-13 Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Wed, May 5, 2021 03:50 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, May 5 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, May 3, 2021 04:50 PM CDT COVID-19 Vaccines Available at Lake Shore Campus May 11-13 Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Thu, April 29, 2021 01:00 PM CDT Join Us for Commencement Week 2021 Message from the Office of the Provost All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, April 28, 2021 02:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, April 28 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, April 22, 2021 02:30 PM CDT Vaccine Requirement for Fall 2021 Semester Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Wed, April 21, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, April 21 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, April 19, 2021 09:05 AM CDT Due Tomorrow: HEERF II Applications Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Mon, April 19, 2021 08:10 AM CDT All Loyola Students Now Eligible for Vaccine in Chicago Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Students View Message
    Fri, April 16, 2021 04:15 PM CDT Vaccines for Students: April 17-20 Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Students View Message
    Fri, April 16, 2021 08:25 AM CDT Important Deadline Approaching: HEERF II Message from the Office of the President All Students
    (HEERF II Eligible Students)
    View Message
    Wed, April 14, 2021 04:05 PM CDT Study Abroad Plans for Fall 2021 Message from the Office of the Provost All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, April 14, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, April 14 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, April 13, 2021 11:00 AM CDT HEERF II Student Share Grants Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Sun, April 11, 2021 06:05 PM CDT Tomorrow: Vaccine Eligibility Expands for Loyola Students Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, April 7, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, April 7 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, April 6, 2021 10:00 AM CDT Now Open: HEERF II Student Share Grant Application Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Wed, March 31, 2021 07:55 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Correction Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, March 31, 2021 03:00 PM CDT Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, March 31 Return to Campus Newsletter All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, March 31, 2021 08:30 AM CDT Restoring a Commencement Tradition Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, March 30, 2021 01:45 PM CDT Coming Soon: HEERF II Student Share Grant Application Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Tue, March 30, 2021 09:30 AM CDT Reminder: Withdrawal Deadline on April 14 Message from the Office of the Provost All Students
    (except those in graduate business programs, the School of Law, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Stritch School of Medicine)
    View Message
    Fri, March 26, 2021 10:40 AM CDT Phase 1C Vaccine Distribution Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, March 25, 2021 04:15 PM CDT March Madness and COVID-19 Responsibility Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Fri, March 12, 2021 10:30 AM CST Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Responsibly Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Wed, March 10, 2021 03:00 PM CST Video: Vaccination and the Loyola Community Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, March 9, 2021 03:30 PM CST Fall Semester 2021 Reopening Plans for In-Person Classes and Residence Halls Message from the Office of the President All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, March 5, 2021 10:15 AM CST Celebrating the Ramblers Safely, Spring Break Guidance Message from the Wellness Center, Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Thu, March 4, 2021 08:30 AM CST Final Reminder: Today’s Vaccination Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, March 2, 2021 10:30 AM CST Upcoming Vaccination Webinar: Panelists and the COVID-19 Vaccine’s Impact on Loyola Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, March 1, 2021 11:30 AM CST Reminder: File Your FAFSA Today to Qualify for HEERF II Funds Message from the Office of the President All Students
    (Sent to all students who are eligible to file a FAFSA but haven't yet.)
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    Fri, February 26, 2021 10:00 AM CST Upcoming Vaccination Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines 101 Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, February 25, 2021 01:10 PM CST Update on CDC Mask Guidance, Compliance Reminder Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, February 24, 2021 09:00 AM CST Upcoming Webinar: Vaccinations and the Loyola Community Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, February 16, 2021 01:15 PM CST Extension on Withdrawal Deadline, Spring 2021 Message from the Office of the Provost All Students View Message
    Mon, February 15, 2021 03:15 PM CST How to Keep Your Fellow Ramblers Safe Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Fri, February 5, 2021 03:30 PM CST Spring Break Travel Guidance Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Fri, February 5, 2021 01:00 PM CST Commencement 2021 Update Message from the Office of the Provost All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, February 4, 2021 10:30 AM CST Updates on COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines, Surveillance Testing Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Students View Message
    Fri, January 29, 2021 01:00 PM CST Coming Soon: Financial Assistance for Students – HEERF II Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Wed, January 27, 2021 03:30 PM CST Update on 2021-2022 Tuition and Fees Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Mon, January 25, 2021 10:00 AM CST Surveillance Testing Sites Closing Early for Winter Storm Message from the Wellness Center All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, January 22, 2021 04:30 PM CST Student Mental Health and Wellness Resources Message from the Wellness Center All Students View Message
    Fri, January 22, 2021 12:05 PM CST Welcome Back! Message from the Office of Student Development All Students View Message
    Tue, January 19, 2021 05:45 PM CST Welcome Back, Loyolans Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, January 15, 2021 10:00 AM CST Return to Campus Webinars Message from the Office of the President All Students View Message
    Wed, January 13, 2021 11:00 AM CST Video: Student Experience Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, January 11, 2021 11:00 AM CST Testing Is Open! Here's What to Know. Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Sun, January 10, 2021 10:00 AM CST Tonight's Webinar: Final Reminder Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, January 8, 2021 11:00 AM CST Sunday’s Webinar: Residence Life, Academic Success, and Career Services Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, January 6, 2021 03:45 PM CST Sunday’s Webinar: Staying Connected this Spring Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, January 6, 2021 09:00 AM CST Your Guide to Campus Surveillance Testing Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, January 4, 2021 03:40 PM CST Invite: Student Experience Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, December 23, 2020 11:00 AM CST Additional Updates on Loyola Surveillance Testing Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, December 22, 2020 09:20 AM CST Video: Student Academic Experience Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Sun, December 20, 2020 10:00 AM CST Final Reminder: Student Academic Experience Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, December 18, 2020 11:10 AM CST Student Academic Services and the Academics Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Thu, December 17, 2020 08:00 AM CST Reminder: Surveillance Testing Consent Forms Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, December 16, 2020 09:40 AM CST Spring Classes and the Academics Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, December 15, 2020 03:45 PM CST Spring 2021: Remote Start for On-Campus Classes Message from the Office of the Provost All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, December 14, 2020 05:05 PM CST Clarifications on Spring 2021 Testing Protocol Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, December 14, 2020 08:50 AM CST Invite: Student Academic Experience Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Wed, December 9, 2020 11:00 AM CST Video: Health, Wellness, and Testing Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Sat, December 5, 2020 09:05 AM CST Reminder: Tonight’s Health, Wellness, and Testing Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Fri, December 4, 2020 09:15 AM CST Reminder: Register for Sunday's Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Tue, November 24, 2020 05:45 PM CST Video: Vision for Spring Semester Webinar Message from the Office of the President All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message
    Mon, November 23, 2020 12:00 PM CST Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing Consent Forms Message from the Wellness Center, Message from Facilities All Faculty, All Staff, All Students View Message

    Students, faculty, and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 must report their case to the University as soon as possible at COVID-19report@LUC.edu or by calling 773-508-7707.

    CONTACT

    To inquire about general Loyola information related to COVID-19, please email COVID-19support@luc.edu

    The CARES Act & HEERF Student Share Grant Funds

    On March 27, 2020, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). A portion of HEERF funds must go directly to eligible students in the form of emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. LEARN MORE

    For information on the university's plans for returning to campus, visit LUC.edu/returntocampus.

    View the Return to Campus Checklist here.