Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Forms + Documents

The Department of Residence Life publishes a variety of information for students and their families. Please click on any of the following links to access the appropriate form. You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.
The Department of Residence Life strives to develop positive living and learning environments within the residence halls at Loyola University Chicago. An important part of our role in this involves ensuring the safety of our students as well as any visitors and guests, particularly those under age 18. For this reason, we require completion of the Minor Visitation Request Form for any minor (under age 18) who wishes to visit a Loyola University Chicago student overnight in the residence halls. All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
This form must be submitted no later than 12:00PM (noon) at least one business day (Monday–Friday) prior to the minor’s visit to the residence halls. A Department of Residence Life representative will contact the student host and/or guest directly regarding the outcome of the request.
 This form must be completed by the parent/legal guardian of the minor.
All full-time first-year and second-year students are required to live in Loyola University Chicago Residence Life housing and purchase a meal plan. Typically, this requirement requires four semesters of residency in Loyola's residence halls (not including summer terms). This residency requirement is published in the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information, on the University website, and in the annual Community Standards for Loyola students.
Conscious that a small number of students may be interested in pursuing their educational goals without this residential experience, Loyola University Chicago affords a non-residential option for students living at home with parent(s)/legal guardian(s). Students seeking a non-residential experience must complete the exemption request process and meet established criteria to be approved.
Link to form located at bottom of page
Looking just to change your meal plan?
Please refer to the 'Meal Plan Change Request Forms' section below.
All residential students are required to purchase a Loyola University Chicago Meal Plan. First and Second-Year Students may choose one of the All-Access Plans. Junior/Senior Students may choose an All-Access Plan or one of the Declining Balance Plans. Residents of Baumhart Hall may choose a meal plan or opt out of the Meal Plan Requirement.
Recognizing that a small number of students may have certain financial or dietary restrictions, Loyola University Chicago affords meal plan exemptions or modifications for certain documented reasons. Students seeking an exemption from or modification of the meal plan requirement must complete the meal plan release process and meet established criteria to be approved.
Please note:
  • Certain supporting documentation may be required, requests cannot be properly reviewed until this documentation has been provided.
  • If the reason for your request fits one of the standard reasons provided, select that reason. Do not select 'Other Reasons Not Listed' or your request may be returned to you for editing, which may delay processing of your request.
  • Vegan and Vegetarian options are offered in all dining locations during all meal periods. Vegan/vegetarianism is not considered a reason for release from the meal plan requirement.
  • With the exception of Baumhart Hall, First and Second Year Students living on-campus are required to have an All-Access Meal Plan regardless of their building assignment. Living in an apartment-style building does not alter the meal plan requirement.
  • After a term has started, if a student is released from an All-Access Meal Plan, the student will be billed for the weekly prorated cost of the meal plan plus any Dining Dollar use. Proration begins for the following week after 5PM each Friday. For example, if your request is approved during the second week of the term, you will be billed for 2 full weeks plus any Dining Dollar use.
    • Our staff typically processes these requests on Friday mornings to ensure maximum use of the billed portion of the plan.
    • Weekly prorated charges are applied regardless of the frequency with which the All-Access Plan was used.
  • After a term has started, if a student is released from a Declining Balance Meal Plan, the student will be billed for any Dining Dollars they have used prior to being released from the plan.
  • Proration of charges is based on the date that the request was approved, not the date that the request was submitted.
Looking for a release or exemption from the Meal Plan Requirement?
Please refer to 'Meal Plan Release/Exemption Form' above.
Students may request to change their meal plan during a certain period prior to and at the beginning of a term.
More information regarding bed bunking and loft rental is available here.
Registered/sponsored student organizations or university departments may request to table or place a collection receptacle in a residence hall lobby. Groups not affiliated with Loyola may not table or collect items in a residence hall lobby.
  • Tabling refers to a specific date and time during which members of an organization will be present at a table to share information with students. Requests must be submitted 7 days prior to the event.
  • Collection refers to a date or range of dates during which a box or receptacle and supporting information will be available for donations to be collected. Requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the event. (Collection drives are not staffed or monitored.)
The Student Housing Terms of Agreement are agreed to within the Student Housing Application. A PDF version of the terms is available below for reference.
In order to create a campus community that is safe and welcoming for all, students are expected to abide by the Loyola University Chicago Community Standards.
The Community Standards outline your rights and responsibilities as a Loyola student.
Living successfully with a roommate requires flexibility and a willingness to communicate in an open, honest, and respectful manner. The purpose of a Roommate Agreement is to help you develop a happy and healthy living arrangement with your roommate(s).