Residential Programming and Support Model
The Department of Residence Life is excited to announce a new residential programming and support model for our residence halls for the 2022-2023 academic year. This model will align housing styles and programmatic support into cohorts by academic year. A cohort model will allow us to offer three distinct and unique experiences to students living on-campus. First year students will continue to live in traditional-style communities, second year students will now live in specially selected communities with area desks, and junior and senior students will live more independently in apartment-style communities. These changes are based on current student development trends both nationwide and in our own Loyola community.
Recent research completed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) found that second year students living on campus felt more connected to their university than their off-campus counterparts. On-campus second year students persist to graduation at higher rates than off-campus students. Additionally, suite-style units were the most popular choice nationally for sophomore living.
Read more about our new model
First Year Halls:
• de Nobili
• San Francisco
The University Residency Requirement still includes both first and second year students. Higher Education research over the past 40 years demonstrates a more productive and more satisfying experience for students who reside in university residence halls than those who live off-campus, including academic success and persistence to graduation. We will be creating a more intentional experience for second year students moving forward, and the model (referred to as a Residential Curriculum) will be tailored to the specific needs of second year students.
Second Year Halls:
• Francis (selected suites)
• Santa Clara
Services and amenities for junior and senior living will include:
|Current On-Campus Amenities||New for 2022-2023|
|Convenient semester billing on student account||No required meal plan for juniors and seniors with kitchens|
|Utilities included (electricity, water, gas)||New array of voluntary apartment meal plan options|
|Access to Comcast XFinity and LUC WiFi||Additional apartment furniture seating|
|Convenient location near center of campus|
Area desk for assistance (lock-outs, emergency response)
|Facilities services available, with emergency response|
• Spring Hill