Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

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The Department of Residence Life publishes a variety of information for students and their families. Please click on any of the following links to access the appropriate form. You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.

The Student Housing Contract is agreed to within the Student Housing Application. A PDF version of the terms is available below for reference.




The Department of Residence Life strives to develop positive living and learning environments within the residence halls at Loyola University Chicago. An important part of our role in this involves ensuring the safety of our students as well as any visitors and guests, particularly those under age 18. For this reason, we require completion of the Minor Visitation Request Form for any minor (under age 18) who wishes to visit a Loyola University Chicago student overnight in the residence halls. All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
This form must be submitted no later than 12:00PM (noon) at least one business day (Monday–Friday) prior to the minor’s visit to the residence halls. A Department of Residence Life representative will contact the student host and/or guest directly regarding the outcome of the request.
 This form must be completed by the parent/legal guardian of the minor.
All full-time first-year and second-year students are required to live in Loyola University Chicago Residence Life housing and purchase a meal plan. Typically, this requirement requires four semesters of residency in Loyola's residence halls (not including summer terms). This residency requirement is published in the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information, on the University website, and in the annual Community Standards for Loyola students.
Conscious that a small number of students may be interested in pursuing their educational goals without this residential experience, Loyola University Chicago affords a non-residential option for students living at home with parent(s)/legal guardian(s). Students seeking a non-residential experience must complete the exemption request process and meet established criteria to be approved.
Link to form located at bottom of page
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Looking just to change your meal plan?
Please refer to the 'Meal Plan Change Request Forms' section below.
All residential students are required to purchase a Loyola University Chicago Meal Plan. First and Second-Year Students may choose one of the All-Access Plans. Junior/Senior Students may choose an All-Access Plan, a Dining Dollar Plan or a Block Plus Plus. Residents of Baumhart Hall may choose a meal plan or opt out of the Meal Plan Requirement. Baumhart residents choosing to have a meal plan are encouraged to select a Dining Dollar Plan as there is no traditional dining hall on the Water Tower Campus.
Recognizing that a small number of students may have certain financial or dietary restrictions, Loyola University Chicago affords meal plan exemptions or modifications for certain documented reasons. Students seeking an exemption from or modification of the meal plan requirement must complete the meal plan release process and meet established criteria to be approved.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities or Medical Concerns
Looking for a release or exemption from the Meal Plan Requirement?
Please refer to 'Meal Plan Release/Exemption Form' above.

Residential Students (continuing students): Locus>>Student External System>>Residence Life>>Meal Plan Forms>>Meal Plan Change Form

Residential Students (new students): Locus>>Next Stop>>Residence Life>>Forms>>Meal Plan Change Form

Off-Campus/Commuter students (continuing students): Locus>>Student External System>>Residence Life>>Meal Plan Forms>>Commuter Meal Plan Request Form

Off-Campus/Commuter students (continuing students): Locus>>Next Stop>>Residence Life>>Forms>>Commuter Meal Plan Request Form


Deadline to change meal plans is for residential students the Spring 2024 is Sunday, January 28, 2024.
Commuter and off campus students can add plans until Sunday, January 28, 2024.
In order to create a campus community that is safe and welcoming for all, students are expected to abide by the Loyola University Chicago Community Standards.
The Community Standards outline your rights and responsibilities as a Loyola student.