Loyola University Chicago

Summer Sessions

Retreat and Ecology Campus

Study Nature. In Nature.


Classes vary by date and duration; see the complete list below. If you intend for your course selection to satisfy a course prerequisite or a major requirement, you are asked to confirm this with your academic advisor. Please note that all regular registration rules and restrictions apply, as well as all customary expectations in the Bursar's Office regarding the payment of tuition and fees. Review the Retreat and Ecology Campus fees for summer courses.

Individual classes listed below may have a specific list of equipment or supplies that students will be required to purchase in advance of the class. Please check with the individual departments.  You may also e-mail us at summer-sessions@luc.edu.  

For more information about specific classes, visit our IES/Retreat & Ecology Campus Course Descriptions page. You may also visit the IES summer page for courses at the Lake Shore Campus.



Registration: Because the Ecology and Retreat Campus offers immersion classes, please note that enrollment is restricted to one course during each session. However, two courses will be offered at the beginning of August this year, so it is possible for students to take ENVS 398: Summer Flora or MPBH: Special Topics—Environmental Health: Mosquitoes and Ticks later in the Summer Session. Register for courses in LOCUS.

Class days and times: Our summer classes typically meet Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. or Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Students will spend a portion of the designated time in class, out in the field, attending events, and on field trips. Students who register for housing are expected to be on site the Sunday before classes start.

Housing: Students will live on campus while attending summer courses. Students will have access to newly renovated rooms, a refurbished student lounge, computer labs, and lab spaces. In addition, Loyola will offer WiFi in public spaces. Residents will also enjoy gourmet meals at a reduced cost. Please check back for the housing application and deadline.

Activities: Staff members are currently developing an activity calendar for students. The schedule will include academic and social activities; from bonfires on campus to trips into the Woodstock downtown area. 

Withdrawal: Please visit the Office of the Bursar webpage for withdrawal information. 

Scholarships: Scholarships to attend LUREC are available for IES Majors. Scholarship applications are due March 25, 2016 to the Hub Counter at the Sullivan Center for Student Services. Decisions will be made and scholarship recipients will be informed by April 4, 2016. See the full scholarship application 2016.

Enrolled students will receive updated information at least one week prior to the start of class.

2016 CoursesIDDatesInstructorCredit Hours
Fieldwork in Anthropology ANTH 399 Early Session: May 16 – June 3 (3 wks), M-F,
9 am - 5 pm
Amick 1 to 6

Principles of Ecology Lab
ENVS 286 Early Session: May 16 – June 3 (3 wks), TWTh, 8:30 am-3:30 pm Lammers 1
Restoration Ecology ENVS 330 Early Session: May 16 – June 3 (3 wks), M-F,
9 am- 1 pm
Oshowski 3
Restoration Ecology Lab ENVS 331 Early Session: May 16 – June 3, (3 wks), M-F,
1 - 5 pm
Oshowski 1
Field Ornithology ENVS 369 Early Session: May 16 - June 3 (3 wks), M-F,
9 am - 5 pm
Mitten 3
Summer Flora ENVS 398 B: August 3 - 24 (3 wks), M-F, 9 am - 5 pm Lammers 3
Special Topics: Environmental Health: Mosquitoes and Ticks MPBH 495 B: August 3-24 (3 wks), Sat, 9 am - 5 pm Harbison  1