Study nature. In nature.
The Retreat Campus offers a unique learning opportunity for students and faculty interested in the sciences. 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 Campus hosts on-site courses in ecology, environmental sciences, wetlands biology, restoration biology, and many other areas of ecological interest. On-going restoration projects involve faculty, staff, and students throughout the year.
Courses offered this summer will include:
- Fieldwork in Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology
- Archaeology Field School
- Wetland Ecology
- Field Ornithology
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Advocacy
- Sustainable Agriculture (two sections)
- Drawing I (fulfills a Core requirement)
For detailed information on summer courses offered at the Retreat Campus, visit our Summer Sessions Web page.
Living on campus allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Ecology Campus while providing the conveniences you would expect from a residence hall. Build community with your fellow students and faculty members as you live and learn together during this unique academic experience.
The Ecology Campus student housing consists of double occupancy accommodations with bunk beds and community bathrooms. Amenities include:
- Extra long (XL) twin bunk beds, desk, desk chair, lounge chair, and built-in closet and organizer
- Vanities with sinks in the rooms
- Ethernet Internet access in each room
- Laundry facilities
- Easy access to dining hall, classrooms, and conservation areas
- Smoke-free environment
- Elevator and wheelchair accessibility
- Meals in the dining hall
To reserve student housing, download a housing contract for Retreat Campus summer sessions. Please complete the contract and then send to:
Mail: Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
Move in dates for Summer 2012 are:
- Fieldwork in Anthropology ANTH 399—June 9, 2012 at noon
- Environmental Advocacy COMM 306—June 9, 2012 at noon
- Drawing I FNAR 113—July 14, 2012 at noon
- Ethnobotany ANTH 361—June 9, 2012 at noon
- Field Ornithology BIOL 327—May 19, 2012 at noon
- Wetland Ecology BIOL 327—May 19, 2012 at noon
- Sustainable Agriculture I ESP 398—July 7, 2012 at noon
- Sustainable Agriculture II ESP 398—May 19, 2012 by noon
Move out dates for Summer 2012 are:
- Fieldwork in Anthropology ANTH 399—June 30, 2012 by noon
- Environmental Advocacy COMM 306—June 30, 2012 by noon
- Drawing I FNAR 113—August 4, 2012 by noon
- Ethnobotany ANTH 361—June 30, 2012 by noon
- Field Ornithology BIOL 327—June 9, 2012 by noon
- Wetland Ecology BIOL 327—June 9, 2012 by noon
- Sustainable Agriculture I ESP 398—July 28, 2012 by noon
- Sustainable Agriculture II ESP 398—June 9, 2012 by noon
Housing Contracts for students taking courses in:
- May 2012 are due no later than April 10, 2012
- June 2012 are due no later than May 10, 2012
- July 2012 are due no later than June 9, 2012
Contracts must be received on time to guarantee student housing. Please note:
- The housing application is a binding legal contract.
- All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan.
- Student housing is only guaranteed after a housing contract has been received and processed.
- Assignment with a preferred roommate cannot be guaranteed. Both students must list each other on their applications to be considered for assignment together.
Financial assistance for housing charges is available for those who qualify. Learn more.
For any additional questions, please contact a Retreat Campus staff member at 815.338.1032, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.