Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Residence Life Virtual Engagement

Thank you for your interest in staying connected with us during the university's transition to online learning for the remainder of the semester. You may no longer be one of our residents on campus for now, but we very much still consider you to be part of our community and hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to continue to engage with us over the next few weeks.

You can use this website for regular updates and a calendar of events for a schedule of “Real Time” activities for you to join in on, as well as other resources and activities for you to check out on your own time. We hope to keep email communication to a minimum as we know you are sorting through a variety of important technology messages, so in addition to this site, make sure you keep an eye on our social media for more info about what it coming up.

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Virtual Office Hours

Each week for the rest of the year our Residence Life team will be hosting virtual office hours on zoom. Members of the residence hall staff will be on zoom for you to drop in and ask questions, check-in, or just hang out. Use the respective morning and afternoon zoom links below to join the virtual office hours

Day10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday OFF LINE Taylor & Laura
Tuesday Jessie & Miranda Rachel & Yesenia 
Wednesday Ami & Dan Tenisia & Yewineshet
Thursday Matt & Keondra Michael & Prataj
Friday Tone & Brandon OFF LINE

Weekly Themes

Each week we will focus on events and resources that are centered around a theme. We hope over the next five weeks you can find something that peaks your interest! Check out the themes below!

  • Week 1 (3/29-4/4):   Transitioning to Home/Online Learning
  • Week 2 (4/5-4/11):   Wellness
  • Week 3 (4/12-4/18): Social Justice, Privilege & Oppression
  • Week 4 (4/19-4/25): Sustainability at Home
  • Week 5 (4/26-5/2):   Wrapping up the Year

Calendar of Events

DateTimeEventHost Details
4/2 1:00PM How to Make a Cake Cup!  Michael  Instagram Live 
4/9 9:00AM Guided Meditation Tenisa and Yewineshet Instagram Live 
4/9  6:00PM Second Night Passover Seder  Rachel Please rsvp to rkline@luc.edu by 4/9 at 5 PM for the zoom link. 
4/14   11:00AM  Social Justice and The Tiger King  Taylor and Yesenia  Zoom
4/24  1:30PM  Sustainability at Home  Laura Zoom
4/29 4:00PM Virtual Dance Party Ami, Dan, and Miranda RSVP with LUC email address

Other Available Resources From Our Staff

Meet Our Team

These activities will be hosted by a variety of our full-time staff from all over campus, some which you may recognize, and some you may be meeting for the first time. Consider taking a minute to Get to Know the Professional Staff that run our halls so you might be able to better identify our team and get to know them too.

 

 

 

WEEK 4 BLOG POST

 

Think Green and Live

Tips for being more sustainable whether on campus or at home

Maybe you’ve heard of Think Green and Give and donated some of your belongings before moving out of the residence halls, but how can you Think Green and Live and be more sustainable in your daily life? Being more sustainable can sometimes sound like a task beyond your control if you live off campus with a guardian, or maybe it’s too expensive if you live on your own. But going green doesn’t always have to break the bank, and we can all do our part to lessen our impact regardless of where we live. Here are some easy, inexpensive, and money saving tips and tricks for being more sustainable no matter where you are this Earth Day.

  1. Take notes electronically—If you already have a laptop, this one can actually end up saving you money that you would typically spend on notebooks. Online flashcard resources like Quizlet are great too—and there’s even a smartphone app for it!
  2. Be more mindful of electricity usage—turn off lights when you leave a room and unplug small appliances when you’re not using them. This one saves energy and money from electric bills.
  3. Make Ecosia your go-to search engine—Google is great, but Ecosia uses ad revenue to pay for planting trees. They’ve planted over 26,000 since the Australian bushfires!
  4. Use reusable bags—Whether going to your local grocery store of browsing the Damen Food Court, use a reusable bag and reduce your use of plastics.
  5. Invest in a reusable water bottle and a water filter pitcher—While the price of this option can be more costly depending on the types of products you’re purchasing, it saves in the long run from repeatedly buying cases of disposable plastic water bottles.
  6. Ask to leave out cutlery when you order takeout—Our takeout consumption has likely increased in the past weeks, so when you place your order, ask them to leave out plastic cutlery and use utensils you have at home instead.
  7. Make your own coffee at home?—Invest in a reusable coffee filter (they even make them for Keurigs!) or ditch the coffee filter all together with a French press or similar coffee maker.
  8. Or maybe you prefer tea?—Use loose tea and tea infusers to save on paper from tea bags.
  9. Rinse and wash recyclables before tossing them in the recycling bin—grease and food residue left in recyclables can contaminate whole batches at the recycling plant.
  10. Educate yourself on the best green practices for you!—You know your lifestyle best, so start reflecting on ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. Then do the research for best practices to start. Here are some helpful resources for greener living and recycling tricks that can set you on your journey to a greener, more sustainable life.

 

Happy Earth Day!

 

Sources:
https://www.mandatory.com/mandatory-college/1473249-college-students-go-green.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/gretaalvarez/planet-earths-a-good-one?bfsource=relatedauto
https://www.lifesize.com/en/video-conferencing-blog/reduce-your-carbon-footprint-in-five-minutes-or-less