Retreat and Ecology Campus

Retreat and Ecology Campus

Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus located in Woodstock, IL

The Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) is ideal for students looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time connecting with nature. Located in suburban Woodstock, approximately 50 miles northeast of Chicago, the Retreat and Ecology Campus is the setting for several undergraduate student retreats, internships, and summer courses. Featuring a wide variety of habitats including ponds, wetlands, oak woods, and prairie, the campus offers a unique chance to experience and explore local biodiversity. The Retreat and Ecology Campus hosts on-site courses in ecology, environmental sciences, wetlands biology, restoration biology, and many other areas of ecological interest. This campus is a great example of how Loyola is investing in sustainability, which is a focus of Jesuit colleges and universities.

Learn more about Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus.

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Introducing the Searle Biodiesel Lab

The Searle Biodiesel Lab was unveiled on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. The Searle Biodiesel Lab focuses on Production, research, and outreach efforts centered on utilizing waste produces to create energy for Loyola and Chicago communications. Many thanks to Michael and Nydia Searle for their continued support and dedication to this innovative enterprise.

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The Value of the Loyola Experience

Watch Fr. Thomas Regan, S.J., Dean of Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts and Sciences, talk about the real value of a Loyola education. Admitted students can submit the Loyola deposit now at LUC.edu/undergrad/status.