Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Move In Fall 2022

Move In
Welcome to Loyola. Welcome home.
Welcome to Loyola University Chicago! This fall, you will be joining one of the largest first-year classes in Loyola University Chicago history. By living on campus, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of being part of a vibrant community of learners within walking distance to your classes. Included below is general information about making Loyola home. Follow the links for detailed information 
Move-In Dates are below. You will be assigned a specific move in date and time, which you will receive more information on via your campus email in mid-July.
Baumhart Hall Move-In: Tuesday, August 23rd
Incoming First Year Student Move-In: Tuesday, August 23rd- Thursday, August 25th
LSC Returning and Upperclass Student Move-In: Saturday, August 27th 
Please Note: Friday, August 26th is New Student Convocation and no move-ins will be permitted on this day. 

Students moving into the residence halls should follow the below steps. Please note that masks are still encouraged on campus in areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain, such as elevators and hallways. 

  • Check-In | We will have check-in zones for various buildings on campus. Please first go to the zone for your building. Your specific move in location will be communicated in your Move In Email. Provide a photo ID to the staff at check-in station for your building, where you will be issued your key and important information. If you are arriving by public transit, Greyhound, or other mode of transportation other than personal vehicle, just let the check-in desk know that upon your arrival.
  • Unload | You will arrive at your building location and unload your belongings. You are permitted to have a maximum of two guests help you unload and move into your room. You can check out one cart to move their items from the parking structure to their rooms. Please try to limit the amount of items you bring. Please see the packing list section below for more detail.
  • Park | After unloading, proceed to the main parking structure (P1 on the Lakeshore Campus Map
  • Submit eRCR | The Room Condition Report (eRCR) documents the condition of your room prior to your arrival. Please review and submit this form once you are in your room but before you unpack.
  • Unpack | Unpack your belongings and get comfortable in your room. Take any trash/recycling to the appropriate designated areas.
  • Connect | Check your email for more information about connecting to the network and to the Loyola community.

 Welcome to Loyola. Welcome home.

All students must have their vaccination status uploaded on the Loyola Health website prior to their arrival in order to check in. You may do that here. If a student's vaccination status is not uploaded at the time of their arrival for Move-In, they will not be permitted to check in. 

Please refer to the Return to Campus website here for the most updated information regarding vaccination, testing, and mask guidelines.


Your assignment letter included information about how the room was previously set (double, triple, etc.). We encourage students to use all available space in the room, including closets and dressers to store their items. Please limit the amount of extra storage items you bring this year. All items you bring should fit in one university-provided wheeled plastic cart (carts are 48"x28.5"x59).

 You can find detailed information about what is permitted to move into the halls, as well as what decorations are permitted, etc. at our Room Care and Facility Policies Page.

bed linens (twin XL), pillows, and blankets
mobile phone, charger, accessories
basic first-aid supplies
waste basket and bags
computer and accessories
notebooks, folders, binders, etc.
index cards
HE laundry detergent/dryer sheets
laundry bag/basket
sewing kit and safety pins
glass/surface cleaner
vacuum cleaner
minifridge (max 4.2 cu.ft.; 1 per room)
Not permitted in apartment-style buildings
microwave (max. 800 watts; 1 per room)
power strips/surge protectors
some dishes/flatware/pots and pans

Do NOT Bring

sofas, futons, and other excess furniture
air conditioning units (all rooms have air conditioning)
appliances with exposed heating elements
extension cords
halogen lamps
pets (except fish)
heirlooms/expensive jewelry
alcohol or alcohol containers (if under 21)
See the Community Standards for more information.


Welcome to Loyola. Welcome home.

Included below are some tips to help you have an enjoyable Move-In experience.

  • Don't overpack | Everything you need should fit into 1 moving cart (carts are 48"x28.5"x59"). Excess furniture is prohibitedPlease see our Suggested Packing List (included in the next section) for tips.
  • Travel in one (1) vehicle only | Multiple cars, RVs, and other large vehicles will not be permitted in the campus parking garage or residence hall unloading zones.
  • Arrive at your allotted time | Move in times will be carefully alotted to allow for social distancing for both students and staff.
  • Be prepared | Have a photo ID out and ready as you go to the check in location.

Coming Soon! All students were emailed a personalized move in map for their respective building on August 19, 2021. 

Baumhart Hall

Bellarmine Hall