Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

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Welcome back home

The Reapplication process for returning students opens on Monday, January 31, 2022, and you will find the application on your LOCUS (click on "Student External System"). For more information on Reapplication, please look through our Virtual Information Session below. 
 
If you have questions you may contact us at res-life@luc.edu
 
Important Dates for Fall 2022 Reapplication
 
  • December 21: Reapplication Information available online
  • January 31: Application/Contract and available in LOCUS
  • Extended Office Hours: Every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout February, 5-7 pm (Simpson 107 office)
  • February 4: Deadline to submit Housing Requests/Prepayment Waivers
  • February 14: Priority Deadline for Application/Contract
  • February 18: 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 will now be offering only virtual Info 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:

  • January 20 6pm
  • January 26 6pm 
  • February 1 6pm

You will receive a Zoom link via your campus email for all upcoming info sessions. 

 

Anyone who attends an upcoming Virtual Info Session will be subject to win a PRIORITY Lottery Number for Reapplication! There will be 5 per session awarded to Rising Second Year students, and 5 per session awarded to Rising Jr/Sr students 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, we have linked the presentation below. 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 Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7pm throughout February, so you are welcome to stop by and ask any questions you may have.

 Reapplication Virtual Info Session

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.

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. While this was originally meant to be introduced for Fall 2020, due to COVID we haven't been able to fully implement this until 2022-2023! This model will align housing styles and programmatic support into cohorts by academic year. The major change for Reapplication and Room Selection will be the buildings available to Second Year Students and to Juniors and Seniors.  

Review the Residential Programming and Support Model Here

Resuming in Fall 2021, 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 that no later than noon on February 4, 2022. 

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 14th at 12pm (noon); details on how to submit are outlined below in the "Application and Prepayment" FAQ section.

When submitting your application, you also agree to the terms of the Student Housing Agreement. The full contract can be reviewed within the application and is also available on our website. Included below is information to help you understand the terms of the contract. 
 
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 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 would be happy to meet with you and answer your questions.
 
Please contact Shawna Jones to schedule an appointment.
 

Shawna Jones sjones4@luc.edu

 

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. 14 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. 14 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. 14 and decide to stay at Loyola
>You will be assigned by staff based on preferences and availability
| If you complete Reapplication after Feb. 14 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 2023
>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. 14 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. 14 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. 14 and decide to stay at Loyola
>You will be assigned by staff based on preferences and availability
| If you complete Reapplication after Feb. 14 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 14, 2022 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 31, 2022 (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 31, 2022. Your Application must be submitted before your Prepayment Waiver Request. 
 
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.