Return to Campus

Visit our FAQ website for the latest information about health and safety.

Back to Top

Students | Residential Life

How can I submit a room change request for the Spring 2021 semester?

If you would like to change your room for the Spring 2021 semester, please complete the Semester Room Change form and email it to Semester room change requests must be received by November 6, 2020. You will be notified of your room change approval by November 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST. If you are approved for a semester room change, you are required to move to your new space and be checked out of your old space by November 25, 2020 at 5 p.m. If your new space is not available, you must store your items at your own expense until the spring semester.

Will I have to get tested before I come to campus?

Yes, we will be requiring students to test for COVID within five days before their arrival to campus for J-term/Spring 2021 semester. Review our COVID Testing FAQs for more information. 

Can I mail items directly to my residence hall before move-in day?

Yes, but no more than 2 boxes will be accepted per resident. Please limit the size of the box to no larger than 24" x 18" x 24" (W x L x H) or 6 cu/ft. Please use the resident’s full legal name and the following address:

Full Legal Name

200 LaSalle Ct.

New Orleans, LA 70118

You can find more information, including details about early drop-off programs, on this page.

Can I request a single room instead of my current room placement?

​If you would prefer a single room, please contact Residential Life at 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. 

Is the Alder Hotel still an option for upperclassmen?

No, with adequate space on campus, we will be able to accommodate students wishing to live on campus this spring semester.

How will you keep residence halls safe during the ongoing pandemic?

Loyola, like many other universities, has made the decision to reduce the density in our residence halls to minimize risk of infection spread. We will also implement enhanced cleaning protocols in all common spaces and restrooms. We will be cleaning common area/community bathrooms twice daily. Additionally, cleaning supplies will be available in common areas so that students may sanitize before and after use, particularly those with high touch surfaces. We will not be cleaning internal suites or apartment bathrooms. Students will self clean those. 

Will I have to wear a mask inside my residence hall?

Students will be required to wear masks in community spaces. They will not be required to wear them in their room, but it is highly encouraged for students to do so, unless sleeping. 

How will you check if students show symptoms in the residence halls?

We are using the #CampusClear symptom checker app. We will make sure students report symptoms, take their own temperature, and stay home if they feel unwell. All students living in residence halls will receive guidance and frequent check-ins from residence hall assistants (RAs). All students at Loyola will complete COVID-19 education before returning to campus.

Will there be a curfew for residence halls?

No, we will not have a curfew at this time.

Are we allowed to have visitors on campus in the resident halls?

We will not allow outside visitors or visitors between residence halls. You can review our Campus Visitor Policy to learn about general requirements for visitors on campus.

If I am living on campus will I be able to travel during the school year?

All students living in on-campus or off-campus housing during the Spring 2021 semester will be expected to remain in the New Orleans area during the semester, refraining from unnecessary travel until we go home at the end of the semester. If you must travel for other reasons, we ask that you continue to carefully follow Loyola's social distancing guidelines wherever you go.

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 is the Spring 2021 semester closing date?

The closing date for the residence halls is Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST. Extensions can only be approved by the Director of Residential Life and are only for extraordinary circumstances. Please book travel accordingly. If you need to request an extension due to extraordinary circumstances, you must complete this form by April 15, 2021. Your request will be reviewed and a final decision provided by May 1, 2021.

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 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.