Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Fall 2020 Residence Hall Announcement

As the University announced on August 6, 2020, because of spiking COVID-19 cases locally, regionally, and nationally, we have made the difficult decision to suspend plans to host students in on-campus residence halls for the fall 2020 semester. Unfortunately, public health concerns across the country have impacted our ability to provide a safe environment for our entire community—students, staff, faculty, critical contracted vendors, and our campus neighbors. Please know we share your disappointment and look forward to hosting students in our residence halls once conditions are favorable. Our Residence Life team is committed to working closely with you to answer questions and resolve any outstanding logistics specific to housing.

You can expect a refund for any paid fall semester room and board fees to your student account before the first week of classes. Because we remain hopeful that an on-campus experience will be possible in the spring, our intent is to hold your existing residence hall assignment for the spring 2021 semester. Additional information about securing spring semester on-campus housing will be communicated this fall, with a tentative move-in date in mid-January.

Several of you already have your move-in plans in motion, with some students already in Chicago and/or on-campus. We will reach out to those students directly regarding next steps. Please continue to monitor your email regularly for important updates specific to your situation.

Frequently asked questions specific to this decision can be found on our website. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at res-life@LUC.edu if you have additional questions.

As Dr. Jo Ann Rooney and the University’s Management, Policy, and Command section noted in their message, Loyola is not merely a campus. We are Loyola, a community bound together by our Jesuit values of compassion, adaptability, excellence, imagination, and social justice.