Housing Opportunities After Freshman Year

Housing Opportunities After Freshman Year

It’s been a crazy week! I’ve had homework, quizzes and of course the housing application for the fall semester of my Junior year has opened up! It’s a foreshadowing of new beginnings. Everyone has been talking about where they are going to live on campus,  the possibility of living off campus or welcoming new room mates into their lives.

As most universities require, students must live on campus for two years unless they commute from home or have been exempted by request from the Department Residence Life. After living in Freshman dorms, you might think, “What are my options for next year?” You have many options.

Loyola offers 15 upperclassmen residence halls to choose from. You even have the choice of living downtown at our Watertower campus in Baumhart hall. In mid-February of spring semester, LUC Res-Life holds room tours where you can visit each residence hall facility. I recommend taking these tours because each building has its own unique qualities or qualms. Upperclassmen living options range from studio doubles to apartment style quads and everything in between.

After these tours, make a list of which halls you liked the best with your future room mate(s). After that, it’s time to fill out the housing contract! Make sure your information matches up with your room mate’s information. Once you have completed your application through LOCUS, you will receive a lottery number a week later with the time you will be choosing your room. Since you may get a high lottery number, make sure you pick back up for your top choice of housing. Whomever gets the better lottery number, will be the one inputting everything in on the computer so make sure you know your room mate’s information. Res Life will also hold many meetings that you can attend for more information.

Although Freshman year housing is a great way to build community, upper class-men housing wont disappoint you! Here is a great link that will tell you all about your future dorm. It’s a long path before you get there, but I know some of you love to plan ahead like I do.



Greeting from Fairfield Hall!

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