Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Winter Break


The Department of Residence Life and Loyola University Chicago
will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
We will open for business on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:30AM.
In the event of an emergency, please call Campus Safety at (773) 508-6039.
For general assistance and inquiries, you may call or visit
the Baumhart, de Nobili, Fordham, or Santa Clara Hall front desks.
Information outlined below is for the 2019-2020 academic year
As you prepare for a successful end to your semester, you should also prepare for Winter Break. See how Winter Break impacts you and your building.

Winter Break Stays

Most of our buildings close for Winter Break on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 12PM (noon) and reopen Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12PM (noon).
There is an additional fee* of $905.00 associated with Winter Break Stay.
*Fee does not apply for residents of Baumhart Hall.
The following buildings remain open during Winter Break to those who register:
  • Baumhart Hall
  • de Nobili Hall (additional fee)
  • Fordham Hall (additional fee)
  • Santa Clara Hall (additional fee)
You must be a resident of one of these buildings, continuing in spring semester, and registered full-time for spring semester to participate in Winter Break Stay.
Please note that Dining Hours during Winter Break‌ will be limited, but you may use RamblerBucks at several area restaurants.

Students in Residence Halls that Close

During Winter Break, all residential buildings not listed above are closed and no students will be permitted to return to or enter these buildings for any reason. 
When leaving for Winter Break, please take any important belongings with you (medications, ID, passport, keys, etc.) as you will not be permitted access to your building/room during break. If you will be living in the same room for spring semester, take your room key with you. You may leave your belongings in your room, but again, be mindful of taking what you will need while you are away for Winter Break.
The residence halls re-open on Saturday, January 11 at 12PM (noon).
Community Meetings
Community Meetings will take place in November and all residents are encouraged to attend regardless of Winter Break plans. During your Community Meeting, you will learn more about Winter Break Stays, preparing to leave your building, and the check-out process for students not returning after Winter Break. You will also be able to ask your RA any questions you may have.
Break Prep Checklist
In order to ensure that our buildings are safe, sanitary, and sustainable during Winter Break, students will be provided with a checklist in November.

Students not Returning after Winter Break

Whether you're studying abroad, graduating, or transferring to another institution, we hope that you've enjoyed your time on-campus.
Before you go, please do the following:
  • Submit a Request for Release from the Housing Contract
  • Pack and remove your belongings
  • Clean your room/suite/apartment
  • Return furniture to original position/configuration (if applicable)
  • Close windows/window coverings
  • Set thermostat to 65°F (18°C)
  • Turn out lights/lock the door
  • Stop by your Building/Area Desk* to check-out and return your key no later than 12PM (noon) on December 15
    • *Residents of Baumhart go to 4th floor office
  • Forward your mail
Students Studying Abroad in Spring but Returning for Fall 2020
Reapplication and Room Selection for the 2020-2021 academic year will take place during the spring semester while you are away. You will have access to take part in this process online.
Be sure to check your Loyola email and our website for information and updates. You may also contact our office Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-5:00PM (CST).

Returning to the Residence Halls in January

The Residence Halls will re-open at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 11. 


Residence Life wishes you a safe and enjoyable Winter Break.‌