The Loyola Experience


The East Quad is the center of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

In just four short years at Loyola, you'll be completely transformed. But how?

It takes hard work and dedication. With the Loyola community by your side, you'll develop the skills, knowledge, and values needed to make a real difference in this world. The Loyola Experience is a collection of integrated academic, spiritual, and social activities distinguished by your own unique talents, gifts, and desires. With proper planning, the outcome will be the same for all: a truly extraordinary life.

We've developed a comprehensive four-year plan consisting of key experiences that will help shape your time at Loyola. While students have the ultimate responsibility of crafting their own Loyola Experience, our faculty and staff are committed to challenging and supporting you during your time here, through graduation and beyond.

Core Curriculum classes and campus activities will provide you with opportunities to form lifelong friendships with peers, mentors, and faculty members. Rigorous academic programs provide limitless possibilities for studies. Integral to your development is building your resume and ePortfolio, which will help articulate your progress and challenge you to reflect on your learning. Committing to campus organizations, serving the needs of the Chicago community, and developing a four-year plan are important components to the start of your Loyola Experience.

Learn more about the milestones you can expect to hit during each year of your Loyola Experience.

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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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Men's Rugby

In addition to NCAA Division I athletics and intramural sports, Loyola University Chicago also offers a number of club sports for student athletes to get involved with. Check out this profile of one of the most popular club sports, the men's rugby team.