Can I request a single room instead of my current room placement?
If you would prefer a single room, please contact Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.865.2445 and we will place you on the wish list. We can't guarantee that we can fulfill every request at this time.
Will I have to wear a mask inside my residence hall?
Following city and state mandates, students will be required to wear masks in community spaces and when around other students.
Will there be a curfew for residence halls?
No, we will not have a curfew at this time.
If I decide mid-semester that I feel unsafe and want to move back home and continue my studies remotely, will I get a housing refund?
We are determined, unless circumstances make it impossible, to keep residence halls open this year. Your housing contract functions like any lease for off-campus housing would. If you yourself choose to leave campus or go elsewhere past the fifth week of classes using our normal prorated credit policy, we will not issue refunds. Learn more about our policies for Canceling Housing.
If the residence halls undergo a mandated shutdown by city, state or federal officials, then a prorated credit will be applied to student accounts for the duration of the shut down. For example, if state officials require Loyola to close the residence halls for two weeks and then reopen, residential students would receive a two-week room credit.
Will there be a residential assistant (RA) to support students on each floor?
Yes, we are maintaining our typical staffing model of one RA per floor/wing community.
Will I be able to safely isolate in the residence halls if I test positive for COVID-19?
Yes, we have a designated COVID isolation ward for students living on campus to safely complete a mandated isolation period if they test positive for COVID-19. If you choose this option for isolation, you will be required to stay in your assigned isolation room, except to use the restroom, for the duration of your isolation. Meals will be delivered to you. Laundry service will also be provided via pickup and delivery service, as you will not be able to utilize common area laundry facilities. Certified Nursing Assistants will check on your daily in person, and SHS will check in with you daily about your symptoms via telephone or video chat. You are required to answer these calls, and to follow all health recommendations, including regular symptom checks, and any recommendation that you be transported to the hospital.
Check our what to expect in quarantine/isolation page for more information.
What will students need to bring if they need to move to the COVID isolation ward?
They should pack a bag with essentials. They will need to bring a pillow, towel, items they need for class, personal items, preferred snacks, and any medications they need. Bed linens will be provided. We will deliver continental breakfast and serve hot meals twice daily from the dining hall. Laundry and mail services will be provided. SHS will call them daily to check on them.
How can I contact Residential Life?
Residential Life is available for phone and/or video appointments to assist students. Email email@example.com or call 504.865.2445 if you have any questions about your housing plan. After the start of the semester, in-person appointments will be available upon request on a limited basis.