Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


The JFRC supports an atmosphere in the residence halls which balances academic pursuit with social attitudes. Experience has shown that the success of this policy depends upon a spirit of cooperation and understanding among all members of the JFRC community.

All students are housed in the comfortable residential area of the John Felice Rome Center and in a local Italian hotel.

Our traditional residence hall offers double-room occupancy with community bathrooms. All rooms are fully furnished with a bed, closet, desk, and chair for every student. Rooms also include a refrigerator, sink, and ceiling fan.

Housing contracts

After acceptance to the JFRC, students must confirm their enrollment by selecting the "intent to enroll" option in their study abroad center found in the online application system and, effective for Spring 2016 and afterwards, by paying the $500 deposit online by credit card. Once confirmed, students will complete their pre-departure documents including a housing contract. Every student must complete the housing contract online.

Roommate requests

Students that would like to request a roommate can do so when completing the housing contract. Roommate requests will only be granted if both students make the request.

Move-in date

Students may not move into their rooms on campus until the specified group arrival date each semester. If students arrive in Rome earlier than the official move-in date, they must themselves arrange their own accommodations elsewhere until they are allowed on campus.

Move-out date

Students who have completed the fall semester and are not returning for the spring semester are asked to vacate their quarters within 24 hours after the completion of the final examination period. Students may store luggage at the JFRC if they are travelling for a brief period of time before returning to the States as permitted by the student life team on campus. There are lockers for storage at the train station and the airport if students do not wish to travel with their belongings.

Full-year students may stay at the JFRC between semesters, though they should know that the heat is turned down, hot water is at a minimum, and no food service is available. At the end of the second semester, all students must vacate the JFRC within 24 hours after the completion of the final examination period. Students may store luggage at the JFRC while travelling after the semester, dates of storage will be determined by the student life team. There are storage lockers available for rent at the train station and the airport.

Residence Life Procedure for JFRC students returning to LUC

Students abroad during the fall semester wishing to return for the spring semester need to complete an exemption form. They will receive an e-mail in early November with instructions for the Spring semester application. After completing the application, they will be placed in an on-campus space and will move in in January prior to the start of the Spring semester.
Students abroad during the Spring semester need to complete an exemption form as soon as they are confirmed for the JFRC. Their Spring housing assignment and meal plan will be canceled without penalty, and the student will check out of their Fall space at the end of the Fall semester. If the student wants to live on campus for the Fall semester following their JFRC semester, they can participate in the lottery in early February.
Second-year students returning to LUC are still under the residency requirement. 
Contact res-life@luc.edu with any other questions you have regarding your LUC housing assignments and their process.