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Spring semester safety and transportation updates

Spring semester safety and transportation updates

Dear Students,

Welcome to spring semester 2015. We hope you had a restful holiday season and are ready for the next semester. Over the break, we reviewed 8-RIDE’s extended hours and discussed ways to make our campus a safer place. 

New Extended Hours 8-RIDE Schedule and Pick-Up Location
This semester, the 8-RIDE program’s extended hours will continue to run from 2:30 a.m. to 4 a.m., seven days a week while school is in session. The extended hours program now also features a fixed schedule, with pick-ups occurring approximately every 30 minutes at Cuneo Hall, from 2:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. Additional vans will also be available throughout the evening to limit wait times.

Please note that beginning this semester, all calls from the Klarchek Information Commons will now pick-up at the southeast lobby of Cuneo Hall on Campus Road. Regular 8-RIDE service will continue to start at 6:30 p.m., seven days a week while school is in session. Learn more about the changes at LUC.edu/campustransportation.

Campus Safety Forum
We invite you to attend a Campus Safety Forum on Thursday, January 29, at 7 p.m. in The Den at the Damen Student Center. The forum is designed to bring together Loyola students, faculty, and staff to discuss safety efforts and is being conducted by the Chicago Police Department (24th District) and Loyola's Department of Campus Safety. Representatives will be present to share safety tips and listen to your concerns. 

Investigation Update and Other Safety Reminders
Regarding the tragic death of student Mutahir Rauf, the Chicago Police Department continues to work the case and is asking for anyone with information to come forward by contacting 9-1-1 or Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.

The Chicago Police Department has assigned additional officers to the area surrounding campus, including an additional beat officer, two bicycle patrol officers, and increased patrols at the Loyola, Thorndale, and Granville CTA ‘L’ stops. The Chicago Police Department and Campus Safety will continue to deploy resources strategically based on observed criminal activity patterns.

Please be assured that we continue to remain vigilant and committed to crime prevention on campus and in our surrounding neighborhood. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains a top priority. Please feel free to share these safety updates with your parents, and as you prepare for the new semester, take a moment to review the safety tips available via the Campus Safety site.


Jane Neufeld
Vice President for Student Development