Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Graduate Students

Technology Roadmap

Before you begin your coursework, it is recommended that you review the stages of the Technology Roadmap.  The short videos or PDF’s will orient you to various Loyola systems you will use as a Graduate student at Loyola.


  • Your Loyola Universal ID (UVID) is unique to you.
  • Your UVID and password provide you single source sign-on to university applications, access to university computers and resources.
  • Secure your account with a strong password.
  • For recommendations on password security, visit the security office guidelines.
  • Where you register for classes.
  • Work with your financial aid.
  • Pay your bill and more...
  • You can sign in with your universal ID and password at locus.luc.edu 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Click here to get to LOCUS. (locus.luc.edu)


  • All official University communication will be sent to your Loyola (Exchange) e-mail address.
  • Access your e-mail account via the web or contact the Help Desk and we'll guide you through the steps to add it to your mobile device.
  • Click here to get to your Email. (outlook.luc.edu)


  • The ITS Help Desk provides the Loyola Community with a single point of contact for support.
  • Contact the Help Desk for password assistance, help with Loyola apps and connecting your personal technology devices onto the Loyola network.


  • At Loyola, Sakai acts as an electronic extension of classroom teaching.
  • Sakai offers tools for university courses, research projects, organizations & groups.
  • Instructors at Loyola use Sakai to post the class syllabi, handouts, assignments, notes, and interact through class discussions, wiki posts, and more.
  • Click here to get to Sakai. (Sakai.luc.edu)


  • All personal technology devices connecting to Loyola's network must be registered.
  • The registration process verifies device compliancy and insures the integrity of the network.
  • ResNet is free technology support available for students.