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The 150th Anniversary Celebration

We are called

Though a worldwide public health crisis has curtailed some of our plans to come together to celebrate, we are happy to offer virtual gatherings to unite our campus and global community. Join us in celebrating significant milestones of our past, and our Jesuit, Catholic mission and values that have created a lasting impact on Chicago and the broader global communities we serve.

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Loyola University Chicago

“The University is closely aligned with the mission and values of the Opus Prize Foundation with a focus on service of faith, promotion of justice, and our historical legacy of community collaboration.”
— Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, president, Loyola University Chicago

Upcoming Events

Throughout 2021

Loyola 150 Scholar Series

Each day at Loyola, we are called to create spaces where new generations of students come together with other great minds to reflect and address urgent issues of our time. This spirit of common purpose and civil discourse infuses this series. Join in reflection and dialogue with some of Loyola’s most esteemed faculty.

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March 15-18

Addressing climate change

In its fifth year, Loyola’s Climate Change Conference March 15-18 mobilizes people to protect the planet. Each evening, join virtual sessions with environmental experts, climate advocates, and future sustainability leaders.

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Loyola University Chicago’s roots are rich and deep

In the timeline below (the first in a series), we showcase our improbable origin on Chicago’s West Side, 150 years ago.

See how Loyola is making an impact today

A conceptual illustration that combines the Chicago flag and the Loyola University Chicago flag

Powering Chicago

The majority of our alumni choose to stay in Chicago—and become key leaders who shape the city.

See their impact
One of Loyola University Chicago's unique students

Four unforgettable years

No matter what major they choose, undergraduates at Loyola are in for the experience of a lifetime.

Meet three unique students
Loyola University Chicago by the numbers

Who we are

The numbers tell the story of Loyola’s size, scope, and reach both locally and globally.

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Sesquicentennial Scholars

Then and Now: 150 Years at Loyola University Chicago

Since early 2018, the Sesquicentennial Scholars have been preparing for Loyola's 150th anniversary in 2020. The scholars have created a digital exhibit built on four themes — Loyola Through the Years, Faith and Social Justice, Student Life, and Campuses. Learn how Loyola has changed over time through the lens of these broad themes.

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