Historically, the office of the registrar and the registrar's function date back to the great medieval universities of Bologna, Paris, and Oxford. Today, here at Loyola University Chicago, the Office of Registration and Records exists to serve the needs of the students, to respond to requests of the faculty and administration for data, and to safeguard the integrity of the students' education record. The office also serves external audiences such as employers seeking degree verification and alumni who request copies of their transcripts, degree verifications, and course descriptions.
Loyola University Chicago's Office of Registration and Records is an active participant member of the Conference of Registrars in Jesuit Institutions (CORe). CORe was established in 1980 to promote best practices within the registrar's profession and especially within the realm of Jesuit higher education. Our annual conferences are reflective of the 1969 Jesuit Educational Association's affirmation of the "cura perconalis" and empower us to affirm that "the fullest development of the student's (we would add faculty's and staff's) personhood would be the entire college's enterprise."
Additionally, Loyola University Chicago is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). The Office of Registration of Records has adopted the best practices of member post-secondary educational institutions. Guided by FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) The Office of Registration and Records affirms its essential obligation to the management and security of Loyola University Chicago student education records and adheres to the records retention policies set forth by AACRAO in Retention of Records, Guide for Retention and Disposal of Student Records (2010).
Transcripts. Current and former students who have arranged to pick up their previously ordered transcripts and letters of verification of education should do so at the Student Services Area (Bursar & Card Office) on the 1st floor of the Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson. These documents must be picked up within 2 weeks of being ordered.
Diplomas. Graduates, in all divisions, who have requested to pick up their diploma in lieu of having their diploma mailed, will do so directly from the Office of Registration and Records. Please call ahead to make certain your diploma is ready to be picked up.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Water Tower Campus
111 East Pearson
Lewis Towers, Ste 510
Re: Diplomas, Diploma@luc.edu
Re: FERPA, FERPA@luc.edu
Office of Registration and Records
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue, Ste. 510
Chicago, IL 60611
Enter Lewis Towers through 111 East Pearson.
Associate Registrar of Records and Technology
Eric C. Pittenger
Lake Shore Campus
Additional student services are located in the Sullivan Center for Student Services at the HUB. Located at 6339 N. Sheridan on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus this facility consolidates a dozen student services areas from across the university and provides students with a one-stop resource for efficient and seamless support.