Loyola University Chicago

Pre-College Summer Scholars

For Parents

We believe that the focused academic and community experience of our Pre-College Summer Scholar programs will be transformative for your student. The programs allow your student to take part in a real college experience before he or she graduates from high school. Students develop college-level discussion, research, and time management skills which will prepare them for success in their future. In addition to coursework, your student will receive an introduction to many aspects of college life: being away from home, having a roommate, getting to know students from diverse backgrounds from all over the U.S., and participating in many cultural activities.

Shaped by our city and our Jesuit tradition, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area-- including along the stunning shoreline of Lake Michigan and in the heart of downtown's Magnificent Mile-- students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study abroad programs at our Rome and Vietnam Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Our programs have exclusive use of a designated on campus residence hall:

  • A residence hall on our Lake Shore-Rogers Park campus
  • The floors are separated by gender with community style bathrooms.
    • There are singles, doubles, and limited triples rooms. All rooms will have double occupancy (unless otherwise specified)
    • Accommodations can be made for students who wish to have a private room (additional fees will be assessed)


Accommodations for Parents and Guests

While student participants are encouraged to stay on campus, we understand some of our parents and family are looking for opportunities to remain nearby during their student's visit. We encourage families to visit the Hampton Inn Loyola by Hilton. Located on the northwest corner of Albion Ave, just steps away from Campion Hall is a convenient, clean, and spacious hotel for you and your family to enjoy while in Chicago. Please see their website for a Loyola University 10% discount!


The Pre-College Summer Scholars program is supervised by a professional Loyola staff member with assistance from Graduate Program Interns (GPI) and undergraduate College Coaches (CC). The GPI’s and CC’s live in the residence hall alongside the students and accompany them during on and off campus activities. The program is designed to give students a taste of college life while also recognizing the students are under the age of 18 and require appropriate supervision. Our program staff members are dedicated to creating a safe and fun experience for every student. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us anytime at summerscholars@luc.edu or 773-508-8284, or speak with us in person during Orientation or the program check-in.

Invoices for student accounts are maintained and distributed by the Office of the Bursar, which generates a bill for tuition and fees. These invoices can be accessed through your student’s LOCUS account and will be sent to the student’s permanent address on file.

LOCUS is an integrated, Web-based student information system. LOCUS allows students to enroll in courses, view and process financial information, change addresses and phone numbers, request official transcripts and more. Once students are enrolled in classes, Loyola generates an electronic bill (e-Bill) on the 15th of every month for any outstanding tuition or housing balances. Soon after their e-Bill is generated, an e-mail notification will be sent. Payments are due on the 5th of the following month. Monthly invoices are generated for current charges only. A student account may not be billed for the entire cost of the program in one cycle.

We encourage you to check their account multiple times to make sure all bills are paid in full before your student(s) comes to campus.

Students may set up proxy access to their financial accounts for parents and other guests. Please view the  to learn how to set up a proxy access account. It is important that you know your students username and password.

All cancellations must be made no later than 7 days in advance of the session start date. Request for cancellations must be in writing and sent to summerscholars@luc.edu by 5:00pm on that date in order to receive a refund.




Our staff will meet residential students, ages 17 and under, traveling without an adult at the airport. We will accompany students utilizing the Chicago transportation system. The companion service will provide students the opportunity to navigate our transportation system while engaging in Chicago's culture.

  • We accompany students during arrival and departure from both Chicago airports as well as nearby Metra and Amtrak stations.
  • Companion service is available on arrival and departure days only.
  • Students must email their itineraries to: summerscholars@luc.edu within 72 hours of their arrival and/or departure.
  • We will confirm receipt of arrival and/or departure details via email.

Please review our companion schedule (listed below) prior to making your travel reservations.

Move-In/ Move-Out
Companion Service 8:00am - 11:00am