Loyola University Chicago

Off-Campus Student Life

Student Life & Engagement

Programs & Services

Commuter Connect

Commuter connections are specifically designed social gatherings that provide commuter students with the opportunity to connect with peers from their respective neighborhoods. Remain on the lookout for invitations throughout the fall and spring semesters. For a complete list of our Commuter Connect events, click here.

Joe n’ Go

Joe n’ Go is held every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. when the Off-Campus Student Life staff provides a free cup of coffee for non-residential students in the Off-Campus Student Life office (Damen Student center, Room 125). A staff member is present to address any non-residential student concerns. This event is open to all non-residential students.

Joe n Go Photo

Commuter Appreciation Days

Commuter Appreciation Day is held once a month to acknowledge the commitment commuting students make to be successful at Loyola University Chicago.  Commuter students have the opportunity to meet with a Student Development representative and fellow commuters during several events organized throughout the day.

Commuter Reward Program

Off-Campus Student Life has a number of programs to help make Loyola your home away from home. As a reward for your participation in our events, we would like to give you something to show your pride!

Be one of the first 250 commuter students to attend 10 Off-Campus Student Life events and earn your COMMUTER PROUD! scarf! Students are required to provide their student ID when attending any OCSL event. Below is a list of all qualifying OCSL Events:

Joe n' Go Tuesdays (weekly)

Commuter Student Study Sessions (weekly)

  • Mondays (4–6 p.m.
  • Thursdays (4–6 p.m.)

Commuter Connect Gatherings (TBD)

Commuter Appreciation Days (monthly) (Sept. 9, Oct. 15, and Nov. 11)

  • Commuter Appreciation—Joe n' Go
  • Department Connect

Should you have any questions about the Commuter Reward Program, please contact us at: goodneighbor@luc.edu

Commuter Proud Photo

Off-Campus Student Life Newsletter

The Off-Campus Student Life Newsletter is an electronic newsletter distributed monthly and published by Off-Campus Student Life to keep commuter students informed and connected to the on campus community. The publication begins in July and continues throughout the academic year.


Rental Locker Program

Commuters are able to purchase a locker at the Damen Student Center Information Desk. $55 for a full year (2013-2014) or $25 per semester. Visit the Damen Student Center Information Desk for more details.

Rental Lockers Photo

Lounge Locations

There are several lounges located around campus where students study, relax in between classes, and socialize with their peers. The following buildings have various lounges and common spaces that are open to all Loyola students. There are also several coffee shops located by LSC & WTC that students frequent.

Follow the links below to learn more about these spaces:

Campus Maps