Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

The Graduate School

Established in 1925 by Austin G. Schmidt, S.J., the Graduate School was originally part of the Loyola campus known as the Downtown College. It shared space with the School of Law and University College, first in the Ashland Block and later at 27-28 Franklin St. In 1946 the school moved with the professional schools to the new Lewis Towers campus, now the Water Tower Campus.