Taking summer classes at Loyola University means a chance to lighten your load, to get ahead in your studies, to enroll in a year's worth of science or math course sequences, or just take a course or two. No matter what your major, you may take Core, major, or elective courses during the Summer Sessions. In addition, Loyola is consistently ranked as a top national university and best value by U.S. News & World Report, and our Jesuit tradition means students taking only one class get the same personal attention as full-time students.
The Chicagoland is home to five different Loyola campuses, including our main Chicago-area campuses, the Water Tower Campus on Chicago's Magnificent Mile and the Lake Shore Campus, steps from Lake Michigan on Chicago's North Side. Both are close to public transportation and within minutes of Lake Michigan or the heart of the city.
Summer at Loyola means getting to experience all that the city has to offer this time of year. From weekend festivals to bike rides through the city, there are events and activities to enjoy all through the summer. Many Loyola courses also incorporate Chicago's dynamic resources into class sessions.
Online Learning at Loyola offers high-quality, rigorous courses and programs for undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education students that are characterized by the transformative experience of the Jesuit tradition. Loyola offers various core, major, and minor courses online over the summer.
Loyola University Chicago offers numerous academic programs at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, which continue to increase each year. These programs coincide with Loyola's commitment to broadening educational opportunities in the greater Chicago-area, especially those living in and around Lake County. If you live in Lake County or Northern Cook County during the summer, consider taking a Core course at the Cuneo Campus.
This summer, you can choose to take classes at one of Loyola’s three campuses abroad in Vietnam, Beijing, and Rome, or go on a faculty-led experience abroad or a special program through one of our providers. The Office of International Programs offers programs in an array of exciting destinations.
Connect with nature and engage in hands-on fieldwork with a course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock. The ecologically friendly campus and retreat hall is surrounded by more than 100 acres of prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds.
If you're a visiting student taking classes at Loyola this summer, you probably have a few questions. Read through our visiting student welcome letter to find out what you need to know and where to get help if you need it.