Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Requirements for incoming students

Important information for new Ramblers- Fall 2020

 The Wellness Center is excited to welcome all new Ramblers to Loyola University Chicago this fall! This page contains information on wellness requirements for new students, as well as information on how to get connected to care before starting school. 

Requirements for New Students

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All incoming students (including transfer students) must complete two requirements for the Wellness Center leading up to the fall semester. 

1. Submit proof of immunization: 

Proof of immunity is an Illinois state requirement. All Loyola students enrolled in seven or more credit hours (even if the student is living out of state) must complete the two-step process to verify proof of immunity. Incomplete immunization information will block access to registering or changing classes. All students must submit immunization requirements into LOCUS and submit supporting documents to the Wellness Center before the 10th day of the term. Failure to provide timely information will result in a $50 non-compliance fee, that may be applied to your account. The non-compliance fee is non-refundable, and will not be removed even after immunization information is completed. Students living in University-owned housing will not be permitted to move in until the two-step process is complete.

*Please note, immunization requirements must be submitted, even if non-compliance fee was applied, in order to register for class  or make a change to your registration.

For more information, visit Immunizations

2. Complete AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention course: All incoming  students, including transfer students, are required to complete online courses called AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates/Graduates. These two courses provide students with important information and resources around alcohol abuse prevention and sexual violence prevention. The courses will be released in late July and are due at the end of August. The course will be emailed to new students, and reminders will be sent out periodically about the courses. For more information on these courses, visit AlcoholEdu for College & SAP. Please email Mary Duckett at mduckett@luc.edu or alcoholedu@luc.edu if you have any questions. The Wellness Center provides confidential advocacy services for students who have experienced gender-based violence. Please call The Line at 773-494-3810 if you need support or resources. The Line is open Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm and 24 hours on the weekend when classes are in session.

Connecting to Mental Health and Medical Care 

The Wellness Center offers medical and mental health services for students. 

The Wellness Center offers therapy in a brief treatment model to students, and students can make appointments by phone or online when they start school in the fall. If you are an incoming student that currently utilizes mental health services and plans to see a therapist in the fall, we encourage you to reach out to the Wellness Center before the fall semester begins to utilize care management services. The Wellness Center has a Care Manager, Ashley Edelstein, LCSW, who helps connect students with longer term mental health services in Chicagoland and in their hometown. To schedule a phone appointment with Ashley, call 773-508-8173 or schedule an appointment online HERE

If you have any questions about medical services before coming to campus, please call Dial-A-Nurse at 773-508-8883 between 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday. The Wellness Center is suspending allergy shots for the fall semester due to COVID-19. If you need regular allergy shots, the Wellness Center put together a list of Allergy and Asthma Referrals for the Chicago area. 

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, both of the Wellness Center's physical locations are closed, but we are operating remotely. Incoming students and parents will not be able to access our office or any part of campus until Loyola reopens. Please call the Wellness Center and contact the resources above if you have any questions. 

Bystander Intervention 

All incoming students will be required to sign up for a bystander intervention training as part of the curriculum for Univ 101. This 50 minute training is facilitated by Wellness Center staff and focuses on how students can assist their peers in situations involving high risk drinking and potential sexual assault. Students will be sent information on how to sign up for a session, there will be several sessions offered the week of August 31st. Please see Active Bystander for more information.