Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Winter Break


The Department of Residence Life and Loyola University Chicago
will be closed from Thursday, December 23, 2021 - Monday, January 3, 2022.
We will open for business on Monday, January 3, 2022 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, or Fordham Hall front desks.
As you prepare for a successful end to your semester, you should also prepare for Winter Break. 

Winter Break Stays

Most of our buildings close for Winter Break on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 12PM (noon) and reopen Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12PM (noon).
The availability of Winter Break housing for students who wish to stay on campus is still being determined, and this website will be updated as changes are finalized.  

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 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 Sunday, January 16 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 19
    • *Residents of Baumhart go to 4th floor office
  • Forward your mail
Students Studying Abroad in Spring but Returning for Fall 2022
Reapplication and Room Selection for the 2022-2023 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 Sunday, January 16. 


Residence Life wishes you a safe and enjoyable Winter Break.‌