Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Room Selection (continuing students)

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Welcome back home

The Reapplication process for returning students opens on Monday, January 30, 2023, and you will find the application on your LOCUS (click on "Student External System"). For more information on Reapplication, please consider attending an Information Session listed below. 
 
If you have questions you may contact us at res-life@luc.edu
 
Important Dates for Fall 2023 Reapplication
 
  • January 30: Application/Contract and available in LOCUS
  • Extended Office Hours: Every Monday and Wednesday throughout February, 5-7 pm (Simpson 107 office)
  • February 6: Deadline to submit Housing Exemption Requests
  • February 8: Deadline to submit Prepayment Waivers
  • February 13: Priority Deadline for Application/Contract
  • February 17: Lottery Numbers sent out via campus email
  • March: Residence Life confirms room assignments by email
 
Please contact our office if you have any questions

Residence Life is offering three information sessions. We highly encourage you to attend an information session to ensure that you are aware of important dates and feel best informed throughout the process.

 

Information Sessions:

  • Virtual Session - January 19, 6pm on Zoom Did you miss the information session? Watch it here!
  • WTC Session - January 24, 6pm Corboy Law Center 206 
  • LSC Session - February 1, 6pm McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall

 

Anyone who attends an upcoming Info Session will be subject to win a PRIORITY Lottery Number for Reapplication! There will be 5 awarded at each Info Session. You are welcome to attend more than one session, but your name will only be entered into the lottery number raffle once.

 

While we encourage you to attend one of the above information sessions, we recognize that your schedule may not allow for it. With that being the case, the recording of the virtual session can be found here. This will allow you to access the same information at any time throughout the Reapplication period.

 

We will also be hosting Extended Office Hours in the Residence Life office (Simpson 107) every Monday and Wednesday from 5-7pm throughout February, so you are welcome to stop by and ask any questions you may have.

 

Want to see each residence hall and its room types? Take virtual tours of every on-campus building here
 

Questions? Stop by or call our office in Simpson Hall.

We use a cohort model for our residences halls. This means that we offer three distinct and unique experiences to students living on-campus. First-year students live in traditional-style communities, second-year students live in specially selected communities with area desks, and junior and senior students live more independently in apartment-style communities. 

Review the Residential Programming and Support Model Here

Visit this page to learn more about the Residential Programming and Support Model and which halls are used for first-year, second-year, and junior senior housing.

All First and Second-year students are required to live on campus per the Residency Requirement

If you wish to request an exemption from the Residency Requirement, you will need to submit a Housing Exemption Form no later than noon on February 6, 2023 to receive a decision prior to February 13.

All housing applicants are required to submit a $500 Prepayment (or apply for a Prepayment waiver) at the same time as they submit their application. Prepayments will be due no later than February 13th at 12pm (noon); details on how to submit are outlined below in the "Application and Prepayment" FAQ section.

 

Prepayment Waiver Requests are due on February 8 at 12pm (noon), so that our office can make a decision prior to the February 13 Housing Application due date.

When submitting your application, you also agree to the terms of the Student Housing Agreement. The 2023-2024 Student Housing Agreement will be available soon on our website and can be reviewed within the Housing Application.
 
The 2022-2023 contract is also available on our website. Included below is information to help you understand the terms of the 2022-2023 contract. This information will be updated soon with language from the 23-24 Student Housing Agreement.
 
This information is only intended as an overview; you are strongly encouraged to read the full contract before agreeing to the terms.
 
  • Continuing students not enrolled as full-time students on or before July 1, 2022 for fall semester, or December 31, 2022 for spring semester may have their Student Housing Agreement canceled and their space reassigned.
  • Except as otherwise provided by University policy, once the Student has checked in to his or her room, the Student is liable for the applicable room rate for the remainder of the academic year following check in, regardless of whether the Student remains in the residence halls for that period of time.
  • In the event the Student is removed from the residence halls for student conduct and/or disciplinary reasons, the Student will remain fully responsible for all room and board charges and fees for the remainder of the academic year following removal.

 

Questions about the application process? Check out our video tutorial on how to apply below!

Housing Application Tutorial

If you currently have a housing or meal plan accommodation on file with the Student Accessibility Center or would like to request an accommodation, please contact their office as soon as possible to ensure that your records and accommodation are up-to-date and on file prior to the Reapplication Process. Specific information regarding applying to request a housing and meal plan accommodations is available here.
 
If you have specific questions regarding your accommodation or how it may affect your application/selection process, our Housing Assignments Coordinator for returning students, Liza Bertoli, would be happy to meet with you and answer your questions.
 
Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
 
If you aren't sure about your plans for the coming academic year, Reapplication and Room Selection may seem daunting. The Housing Contract is for the entire Academic Year, so you want to be sure before you sign.
 
Below is an outline of the process to help you make the best decision for yourself.
 
Considering Study Abroad
| If you complete Reapplication on or before Feb. 13 and decide to stay at Loyola
>You may participate in Reapplication even before making a final decision
| If you complete Reapplication on or before Feb. 13 and decide to Study Abroad
>Submit a Request for Release and your contract will be canceled
>If you selected a room it will be reassigned to another student
>We will contact you in fall regarding spring housing applications
| If you complete Reapplication after Feb. 13 and decide to stay at Loyola
>You will be assigned by staff based on preferences and availability
| If you complete Reapplication after Feb. 13 and decide to Study Abroad
>Submit a Request for Release and your contract will be canceled
>We will contact you in fall regarding spring housing applications
| If you will be studying abroad in Spring 2024
>Follow the standard Reapplication and Room Selection Process
>In the fall, submit a Request for Release based on Study Abroad Status
>You will be released from the spring portion of your contract

Considering Transfer
| If you complete Reapplication on or before Feb. 13 and decide to stay at Loyola
>You may participate in Room Selection even before making a final decision
| If you complete Reapplication on or before Feb. 13 and decide to leave Loyola
>Submit a Request for Release and your contract will be canceled
>If you selected a room it will be reassigned to another student
| If you complete Reapplication after Feb. 13 and decide to stay at Loyola
>You will be assigned by staff based on preferences and availability
| If you complete Reapplication after Feb. 13 and decide to leave Loyola
>Submit a Request for Release and your contract will be canceled
 

Considering Living Off-Campus (Junior/Senior/Graduate Students)
You are not required to live on-campus, however, the Housing Contract is a legally binding agreement and signing the Housing Contract is similar to signing a lease.
 
Once you have signed the Housing Contract...
...you will not be released if you later decide to live off-campus.
...you will not be released if you are unhappy with your room assignment.
...you will not be released if you also sign a lease off-campus.
 
The complete terms of the Housing Contract are available on our website.
You should explore all of your housing options before making a final decision.
 

Questions? Stop by or call our office in Simpson Hall.

In order to participate in Room Selection, you must submit your Application and $500.00 Prepayment by February 13, 2023 at 12PM (noon). If you are financially unable to submit a prepayment, you may request a Prepayment Waiver (please see below).
 
Application/Contract
The application/contract will be available on the Residence Life Portal in LOCUS beginning on January 30, 2023 (the application will launch mid-day). Read the application and contract carefully and be sure to complete all steps.
 
 
Prepayment
The Prepayment confirms your intent to live on campus. Prepayments must be submitted through the link provided on the Residence Life Portal in LOCUS. Your Application must be submitted before the Prepayment.
Do NOT use the tuition lockbox to submit your prepayment. 
Student must sign-in to access the prepayment link.
Prepayments only apply to fall housing charges, which will be reflected on July eBills.
 
Prepayment Waiver Request
Prepayment Waiver Requests may be submitted through the Residence Life Portal in LOCUS beginning on January 30, 2023. Your Application must be submitted before your Prepayment Waiver Request. Prepayment Waiver Requests must be submitted by February 8, to receive a decision before the February 13, Housing Application deadline.
 
Please note that approval of waivers is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your FAFSA. Not all waivers are granted; if you submit your request by the deadline and it is denied, you may still be permitted to participate in Room Selection provided that you pay the prepayment as instructed. If you submit a prepayment and are later approved for a waiver, your prepayment will not be refunded; it will be applied as a credit to your fall housing charges on your July eBill.
 
Questions? Stop by or call our office in Simpson Hall.
Need help? Ask your RA or contact our office.