Community & Living
What makes Loyola different? Our students. Our faculty. Our staff. Together, we make Loyola a great place to study, work, pray, and have fun. We make it a community. We make it a home. Hang out in our Student Centers. Live on campus in our amazing Residence Halls. Play pool in Zipoli's Lounge. Help build a "Home for All Faiths." Create a Safe Space. Explore incredible opportunities downtown with Life@WTC.
Sponsoring Department: Damen Student Center
Located at the heart of our campuses are the Student Unions - where you can go to relax, study, play pool, watch TV, grab a snack or hang out with friends. You can pick up your U-Pass, get tickets to a wide variety of events, pick up stamps and envelops, and use the fax service. On the Lakeshore Campus (LSC), Centennial Forum Student Union (CFSU) is located right off of the Loyola Red Line stop on the north end of campus. On the Water Tower Campus (WTC), the Terry Student Center is located in Baumhart Residence Hall building and includes 24-hour study lounges and seminar rooms.
Sponsoring Department: Ministry
Loyola welcomes students of various faith traditions and denominations and encourages collaborative, constructive interfaith and ecumenical dialogues on campus. Celebrate your faith and explore other traditions through Catholic Life, Protestant Ministry, Hillel Jewish Center, the Hindu Students Association and student-run Puja Room, and Muslim Students Association and student-run Mosque.
Sponsoring Department: Residence Life
From social and interpersonal activities, to cultural and community service opportunities, the residence hall system will give you a chance to become involved and make a host of friends. And you will always be able to count on the friendship and support of our Residence Life staff members who live in the halls.
Sponsoring Department: Ministry
The Loyola Companions are peer ministers who reach out to the first year, transfer, and sophomore students and welcome them to the Loyola community. As a weekly presence in the residence halls, the Companions strive to build community through leadership in faith and service. Companions are friendly faces who share upcoming campus events, lead students to St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen, and take part in retreats, immersions, hospitality events, and liturgies.
Sponsoring Department: Off-Campus Life
When you are considering living off-campus as a junior or senior, Off-Campus Living helps guide you through the entire experience. From understanding how to conduct an effective apartment search to your rights as a tenant to integrating into the local community, Off-Campus Living is there to assist you in the next step of your development.
Loyola promotes a community of inclusivity and mutual respect informed by our Jesuit Catholic identity. We believe in cura personalis ("care of the whole person"), the dignity and value of every individual, and in our call to be persons for others. We acknowledge and celebrate diversity. We promote honesty, compassion, and respect. We are committed to working toward a more just world. If you need support, we are here. If you desire to work towards building our community, we offer many initiatives to help.