Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Mertz Hall


Mertz Hall is the largest building on the Lakeshore Campus and the largest residence hall, housing approximately 650 first-year students.  The building is connected to Centennial Forum (CF) and stands 19 stories tall – Floors 3-19 are residential floors; Floor 2 is the lounge, common kitchen, common laundry facility, and office space; Floor 1 is Centennial Forum only.  Mertz is a traditional style residence hall comprised of mostly doubles, some singles, and a few quads.  Each floor has 4 community-style bathrooms and 2 community lounge spaces, located in the hallway. All community bathrooms were completely renovated in 2010 and 2011, new doors were installed throughout the building in 2010, and all residential floors were repainted and had new carpet installed in 2013. In the summer of 2014 the carpet in the second floor lounge and elevator lobby was replaced with hardwood floors and a full common kitchen was created and accessible to all of Mertz Hall residents.

The layout of the building allows students to create and unforgettable experience unlike any other experience on campus. A few traditional programs are Mertz Til It Hurts Stair-a-thon, First day of School Photo Booth, End of the Year Block Party and various viewing parties in the building lounge located on the second floor, including sporting events and awards shows.  See a tour of Mertz Hall here.

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
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.