Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity

Ignatian Service Days

Register for Ignatian Service Days HERE.

Employees are invited to participate in the Ignatian Service Days each July. These service projects seek to advance the mission of Loyola University Chicago in honor of the July 31 feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola. This July Loyola will engage in service projects at Misericordia, St Ita Parish/St Thomas of Canterbury School and a variety of service projects near the Health Science Campus. Additionally, Loyola is sponsoring a food drive for the St Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

For further information please contact Chris Murphy at cmurph3@luc.edu

Ignatian Service Days Dates:

July 18: Misericordia, Heart of Mercy

On Tuesday, July 18, Loyolans will volunteer at Misericordia Home located at 6300 N. Ridge Avenue. Volunteers will take a guided tour of the facility and then serve in one of Misericordia's departments. Plan on arriving by 9:00am and departing by 3:00pm. Registration is open through Wednesday, July 14.

July 21: St Ita Church/St Thomas of Canterbury School

On Friday, July 21, Loyolans will volunteer at St. Ita Catholic Church and the St. Thomas of Canterbury School in the Edgewater neighborhood. St. Ita is located at 1220 W. Catalpa Avenue. The work primarily involves prepping and painting, landscaping, and cleaning. Plan on arriving by 9:00am and departing b 3:00pm. Registration is open through Wednesday, July 14.

July 29: Health Science Service Projects near Maywood

On Saturday, July 29, the Health Sciences Campus will hold a shared day of service for the Health Sciences Division and Loyola University Health System in the Maywood Community. Volunteers will work closely with Maywood Fine Arts, Housing Forward, Catholic Charities, St. Mary of Celle, St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Quinn Community Center, and the Proviso Partners for Health Giving Garden to learn about the tremendous work of these partner organizations and to assist in the preparations for a new year. Registration is open through Friday, July 28.


To register for Ignatian Service Days, click HERE.


University-Wide Food and School Supply Donation Drive 

Collections will be made for the St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry. The following items would be especially welcome:

Canned soups and stews

Microwaveable meals

Peanut butter


Instant coffee or tea bags

Creamer, sweetener

Crackers or cookies

Soap and shampoo



Toilet paper/tissues

Canned corn/vegetables
Canned fruit/fruit cups

Ham (SPAM) or tuna



The Office of Mission and Identity is also partnering with Graduate School Outreach Services (GSOS) to collect 35 bags of school supplies for the children living at the Corner Stone Outreach Shelter located in Uptown. The following items would be most appreciated: 

(1) Pack of College-Ruled Paper

(4) 2 Pocket Folders (durable)

(2) Spiral Notebooks/Composition Books

(1) Pack of Pens

(1) Pack of Pencils

(2) Highlighters (yellow)

(1) Scissor

(1) Ruler

(1) Pack of Color pencils

(1) Box of Crayons

(1) Washable Markers

(2) Glue Sticks


The deadline for donations is Thursday, July 20th.


Donation Drop Off Locations

HSC: Ministry, SSOM 270

LSC: Campus Card Office, Sullivan 197

LSC: Graduate School, Granada 400

WTC: Campus Card Office, Corboy Lobby


Thank you for you generosity!


 To register for Ignatian Service Days, click HERE


Click Here for the 2016 Ignatian Service Day summary report. View photos from the service days in the gallery below or on the Loyola University Chicago Flickr page.

2016 Ignatian Service Days

View photos from Ignatian Service Day 201320142015, and 2016.

If you have any questions about service opportunities, please contact missionandidentity@luc.edu or 773-508-7431.