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Loyola University Chicago

Summer Scholars

For Admitted Students

Now that you're admitted, see what you need to do next to join us this summer.

Once admitted, students are required to make a $500 deposit to secure their place in the program.

Deposits are due by two weeks before the start date of the class you select.

The deadline for deposit refunds is also two weeks before your class start date.

How to Make your Deposit Online:How to Make your Deposit by Check:
Call Help Desk at (773) 508-7190
to obtain username and password

Log into our secure webpage
Acceptable forms of payment are:
MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and DinersClub
(American Express is not accepted)
The Office of First Year Experience
Summer Scholars Program
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Sullivan #255
Chicago, IL 60660
Make Checks payable to: Loyola University Chicago

Please Note: If you opt to pay online, students will need their official Loyola username and password to sign into the secure webpage.  

For ACADEMY and INSTITUTE programs: Tuition and housing invoices for student accounts are maintained and distributed by the Office of the Bursar. These invoices can be accessed through your student’s LOCUS account using your previously obtained Loyola username and password. LOYOLA NO LONGER SENDS PAPER COPIES OF TUTION STATEMENTS, so all student specific information must be accessed online through the LOCUS system.  

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. 

For SEMINAR programs: You will receive a notification from our Pre-College Summer Scholars team with an included link and instructions on how to access our Seminar Tuition Marketplace. This email will be sent in mid-June.

This information can be found on your application status page. If not found, please call our Loyola Help Desk at (773) 508-7190. You will need to verify your identity by providing your:

  • date of birth
  • last (4) digits of your social security number

Once enrolled in your class(es), students and their parents/guardians receive a bill due in full. Loyola generates electronic bills (e-Bills) on the 15th of every month for student accounts which have tuition or housing balances. Soon after your e-Bill is generated, you will be notified by e-mail that it is available for viewing, giving you additional time to make payments. 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 parents to check their student's account to make sure all bills are paid in full.

  1. Login to your LOCUS account at: www.luc.edu/locus
  2. Click on Campus Finances
  3. Click on View e-Bill(s) to view the Student e-Bill History page
  4. Click on View Detail next to any of the months listed to view that month's e-Bill

Remember: Your e-Bill is a snapshot of your account on the day we generate the statement. Payments and other changes we have received since the last e-Bill will not show up until the next e-Bill is generated.  The Account Summary in LOCUS is the place to find the real-time status of your account.

Students can set up proxy access to their financial accounts for parents and other guests with the following steps:

  1. Login to your LOCUS account at: www.luc.edu/locus
  2. Click on Personal Portfolio
  3. Click on Parent/Guest Access
  4. Click on Add Parent/Guest
  5. Click the 'I Accept' button on the consent form
  6. For each parent or guest, enter the person's last and first name, e-mail address and assign a password. (You may assign the same password to all those who receive proxy; or assign a different password for each.) The password is case-sensitive, must be 6 characters in length and include 2 digits. The university will assign each proxy with a Universal ID, which will be sent to each via the e-mail addresses you provided.
    *YOU are the only person who has the password(s) for those who have Parent/Guest Access, and you will need to communicate this information to them. Make certain you let them know when you have set them up with access and provide them with their password(s).
  7. Check off all three of the boxes labeled Account Summary, e-Bill, Financial Aid, and View 1098T for all Bursar services.  The Discuss Academic Records option is maintained and regulated by the office of Registration and Records.
  8. Click Save

Note that Bursar proxy access DOES NOT provide access to your grades, student judicial affairs, or personal information.

Make a payment at anytime in LOCUS by e-check or credit card; LOCUS takes Mastercard, Amex, Discover, DinersClub. *Visa card payments are not accepted. Links to the payment section can be found directly from Campus Finances and the Student e-Bill History page, as well as from the e-Bill itself. To view more payment options, click here.

This Family Orientation is required for all students and parents/guardians; please call (773) 508-7772 for more information.

For current Family Orientation dates please download the current Orientation Packet 2014.

Family Orientation Schedule
                                              ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED
  Check-In and Refreshments  12:00 -1:00pm
  Welcome Address  10mins
  Program Overview  20mins
  Three-week Seminar Instructor Introductions  30mins
  Departmental Talks - Possible Representatives Include:
     Ministry - Sister Jean Schmidt
     Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
     Campus Safety
  **students will be asked to leave for ice breaker games**  
  Question & Answer period   Open
**This schedule is tentative and subject to change

Participating in orientation is a great opportunity to become familiar with campus, interact with fellow Summer Scholars and find out more information about the types of events/activities you can participate in during the program. Orientation is required for all enrolled students where there is no class conflict, **lunch will be provided for commuter students. Please call (773) 508-7772 for more information. Below is an example outline of a student campus orientation schedule. 

Institutes & Academy Orientation
 Sunday before Classes Begin
Detailed Program Orientation Dates can be found on Important Dates
   Meet in first floor lobby of Messina Hall   9:00am
   Messina Hall amenities walk-through   9:00am - 9:30am
   Traditions CAMPUS TOUR   9:30am - 10:30am
   Ice breakers / games   10:30am - 11:15pm
   LUNCH, Damen Dining   11:15pm - 12:15pm
  Travel to Water Tower Campus   12:15pm - 1:00pm
  Water Tower Campus TOUR   1:30pm - 2:00pm
  EXPLORE Downtown Chicago   2:00pm - 4:15pm
  Travel back to Lake Shore Campus   4:15pm - 5:00pm
 Monday the day Classes Begin
   Meet in first floor lobby of Messina Hall   7:30am
   BREAKFAST, Damen Dining   7:30am - 8:15am
   Obtain Loyola IDs at Sullivan Center
  8:15am - 8:45am
   Student attend First Class
  9:00am - 12:00pm
   LUNCH, Damen Dining   12:00pm - 1:00pm
   LSC BOOKSTORE visit    1:00pm - 1:30pm
**This schedule is tentative and subject to change  

The Loyola ID card is the university's official identification card for all Loyola students, faculty and staff. It provides access to academic buildings, campus libraries and the Halas Recreation Center.

Your Loyola ID may also be used as a pre-paid debit card, using a university meal plan or Rambler Bucks which provide students with the ability to purchase food items from any Loyola University Chicago dining location including the on-campus convenience stores (Center Stage, Connections Cafe, South Side Market, and Damen Food Court) and Water Tower Campus locations (Nina's Cafe, Lu's Old Fashioned Deli and Pub). Rambler Bucks may also be used at Water Tower and Lake Shore Campus bookstores and Copy Centers. For more information, visit the Campus Card

If you are unable to attend the Student Campus Orientation, you may go to either card office to obtain your ID. Your first ID card is free and replacements will cost $25.

  • Lakeshore Campus: Sullivan Center, Room 117
  • Water Tower Campus: Corboy Law Center Lobby.

A detailed activity calendar will be provided to all students during the Family Orientation. Each event will supervised by at least one of our program staff members. Incorporated in this calendar may be the following:

  • Community Service opportunities
  • College Visits
  • Second City Improv
  • Six Flags
  • Street Festivals and Art Exhibits
  • Cubs and/or Sox games
  • World class museum visits including the Shedd Aquarium
  • In-hall activities such as Wii competitions, board games and Sunday Dinners

All events are optional with a few exceptions. The following are REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS:

  • Family Orientation
  • Group Dinner after Family Orientation
  • Student Campus Orientation
  • Final Night Festivities

Please review the 2012 Activity Calendar to get an idea of the opportunities available this coming summer. Also good to know is that weekend activities are planned over the course of several hours, so students need to be mindful of their need for study and relaxation as the weekend comes to a close.

As you will notice there is a mixture of programs which is free and those that have an added fee attached. It is important to know that any program with an added fee has been subsidized to a fraction of its original cost.

Students are required to use the "group system" (3 or more) whenever you venture off campus. We ask that you sign-out at the front desk whenever you leave indicating where you are going, the people in your group, and when you plan on returning. If you sign-out as a group, you must return in that same group (no stragglers).

During the Family Orientation, we will review the boundaries around Rogers Park in which students may freely visit with their group members. Loyola's Campus Safety officers patrol the boundaries  (North to Pratt, South to Glenlake, West to Glenview) around Rogers Park daily. Should an incident arise and you need help, they are able to respond immediately. 

All students are asked to abide by these boundaries which have been established for everyone’s safety. For excursions beyond the set boundaries, students will need added supervision by one or more of the program staff members and/or course instructors.  

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in discipline and possible removal from the program.


Summer Scholars · The Office of First-Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660 · Phone: 773.508.7381 · summerscholars@luc.edu

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