Loyola University Chicago

Retreat & Ecology Campus


The Retreat and Ecology Campus is part of a rare wetlands and oak woodlands that has deteriorated due to human intervention over the years. Loyola's mission of restoring the ecological complexity and biodiversity to this area affords our students, faculty, the neighboring community numerous opportunities to get involved in numerous real-world restoration projects and learn about the interconnectedness of nature.

The Campus is also home to an organic farm and apiary, and a peaceful landscape for spiritual contemplation.

This summer, Loyola will offer a number of classes based at the Retreat and Ecology Campus that give students an opportunity to study nature, including courses on ornithology, ecological restoration, sustainable agriculture and others. For a complete listing, visit Summer Programs.

For more information, see the links below: