Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Move In Fall 2021

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 will take place the week of August 23rd. You will be assigned a specific move in date and time, which you will receive more information on via your campus email in July. Please do not book plane tickets/transportation until you receive that move in date information.

Students moving in August 23-27 should follow the below steps. Please note that masks must be worn at all times during the move-in process. Students and families without masks on will be asked to put a mask on immediately or may be asked to leave campus.

  • Park | When you arrive to campus, proceed to the main parking structure (P1 on the Lakeshore Campus Map) 
  • Check-In | Proceed to the Campus Welcome Center on the southeast corner of the parking structure. Provide a photo ID to the staff at the check-in station, where you will be issued your key and important information.
  • Unload | After checking in, you and one guest may move your items into their 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.
  • 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.

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).


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.