Frequently Asked Questions

Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

High School Digital Storytelling Workshop

 June 15 – 20, 2014

 Frequently Asked Questions

Check back frequently for updated information or contact Meghan Ashbrock for more information.

When are applications due?

We accept applications on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received, and will make an admission decision within three weeks of receipt of application.

What if I need special accommodations?

Please indicate any special accommodations you may need in your application or contact Meghan Ashbrock at ( or 312.915.6972.

What time should I arrive on Sunday?

Registration and room check in begins at 5 p.m on Sunday, June 15, 2014. We’ll meet you in the lobby of your residence hall at the below address where you’ll check immediately into your room for the week.

 Loyola University Chicago

Baumhart Residence Hall

26 E. Pearson | Chicago, IL | 60611

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Immediately following check-in, parents are invited to gather across the street in the School of Communication to meet our dean and other camp staff.

How do I get there?

View “Maps and Directions” on this website for directions via highway and public transportation.  For parking information, please review the available lots here.

I’m coming from out of town. Do you have hotel recommendations for my family?

If your parents or family will be coming from out of town, here’s a few hotels in the area to check out. Contact Meghan Ashbrock at for additional hotel information.

What should I bring?

The following items are provided in your lodging: pillow, pillowcase, blanket, bottom and top sheet, bath towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo and lotion. Bring enough clothes for the week – we’ll be outside and active for the entire week so dress comfortably. Feel free to bring a nicer outfit for the showcase on Friday.

The School of Communication is providing accommodations, meals, admission to nightly activities, a CTA pass for public transportation, and a High School Digital Storytelling t-shirt and drawstring bag and an SOC water bottle.

We recommend that students bring a small amount of cash for the week should emergencies arise. This is not a requirement, but some students may feel more comfortable having cash on hand.

What is the schedule for the week?

For a sample schedule of the week, see here. Stay tuned for a full schedule on this site.

With whom will I share a room?

Students will be housed in apartment style dorms in Baumhart Hall. Four students will be assigned to an apartment, separated by gender. Female students will be housed with female students and male students will be paired with male students.

Students will be accompanied in Baumhart Hall by Loyola undergraduate student mentors of the same gender. These student mentors are School of Communication students studying film, journalism and communication.

When in the showcase?

Families and parents are invited to join us for a closing ceremony and showcase on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for light refreshments and a showcase of the media students created over the week.

Regents Hall  | 16th Floor

Lewis Towers

111 E. Pearson | Chicago, IL 60611

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Who will be teaching/leading us?

School of Communication faculty, staff and students are thrilled to spend the week with you, guiding you around the city of Chicago and honing your digital media skills.

Who can I contact with questions?

 Please contact Meghan Ashbrock at or 312.915.6972312.915.6972 with additional questions.

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