Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Winter Break

Information outlined below is for the 2019-2020 academic year. (Information for 2019-2020 will be published in Fall 2019)
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 Guide LSC Fall 2019 (Available late fall 2019)
Winter Break Guide WTC Fall 2019 (Available late fall 2019)

Winter Break 

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).
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 16
    • *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 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 11. 


Residence Life wishes you a safe and enjoyable Winter Break.‌