Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Deepening Knowledge


Seeking truth and knowledge in the service of humanity is a trademark of Jesuit education. The Department of Community Relations at Loyola University collaborates with other University departments to offer and promote relevant cultural and educational programs to the surrounding community.

  • Continuum is the name of the adult continuing education program at Loyola. From a Saturday afternoon workshop to a series of connected courses leading to a certificate, Continuum has something for everyone. Classes are offered at both the Water Tower and Lake Shore Campus.
  • Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers theatrical and dance performances, music concerts, and visual arts gallery shows at affordable neighborhood prices. Over 100 cultural opportunities are open to the public throughout the year. Groups and special requests can almost always be accommodated.
  • Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) was founded in 2005 on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. LUMA is located on the Magnificent Mile at the Water Tower in Lewis Towers, an historic 1927 Gothic Revival building. The museum with 35,000 sq. feet contains eight exhibition main galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture and the Museum Store, the Push Pin Gallery and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery. LUMA welcomes new members and volunteers at all levels of participation. The mission of the museum is illustrated and introduced in the first floor lobby with the Windows of Faith, representing the five major world faiths: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
  • The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) serves students, faculty, staff, and community partners as a resource for community-based experiential learning opportunities and partnerships. Offering information, resources, and support for the development of academic internship opportunities, service-learning courses, community service Federal Work-Study employment, and undergraduate research experience to extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom and shape the academic, civic, personal, social, ethical, and career development of our students. To become a community based partner of internship provider click here.