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Mertz Hall


Constructed in 1969, Mertz is named in honor of Reverend James J. Mertz, S.J. Father Mertz joined the Loyola faculty in 1922, teaching ancient Greek and Roman civilization. He also played a large role in building Madonna della Strada Chapel. Mertz Hall/Centennial Forum Student Union now house a residence hall, student activities, offices and the Kathleen Mullady Theatre.  Fr. Mertz passed away in 1979, after having served as a faculty member for almost 60 years.

The traditional style hall features large windows with magnificent views of the lake and the city.  The student rooms and public areas were renovated in the early 2000’s, and all floor bathrooms were completely overhauled in 2010 and 2011. Lounges are available on every floor. All rooms, lounges, and hallways are carpeted. Laundry facilities are available in the building.

Quick Facts
Address 1125 W Loyola Ave*
Hall Type Single gender by floor, coed building
Bathrooms Community style
Population Approximately 650
Classifications First year
Dining No dining facility located in building, however Damen Dining Hall is located across the stress and students have access to all dining halls and campus markets
Room types Singles, doubles and Quads
Air Conditioning Yes
Elevators Yes
Floors 18
Winter Break Closed
Utilities Included
Front Desk 24-hour monitored and staffed security desk; ID entry required
Beds Bunkable**, Loftable (Singles only), extra-long twin beds 85.5”L x 36”W x 36”H

*Please note: All student mail and packages should be sent to the mail room at:

6317 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660.

The residence halls cannot accept any mail.

**Please note: due to the shape of some rooms, not all beds can be unbunked. For more information about your lofting options, please Click Here



Residence Life · Division of Student Development
1032 West Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660

Phone: 773.508.3300 · res-life@luc.edu

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