Students do team-building activities at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus.

Arrupe College helps build and foster community by planning social, spiritual, and cultural programs to enhance the student experience.

The Student Government of Arrupe College, Student Organizations, and the Office of Student Services each plan events, including dances, cultural read-ins, movie nights, and open mic events. Arrupe College seeks to create a community that is diligent in its academic pursuits, but also finds time to develop meaningful relationships.

As members of the Loyola University Chicago (LUC) community, students are invited to explore the rich spiritual tradition of the Society of Jesus and to become persons for and with others. Campus Ministry offers a number of spiritual retreats for this purpose:

  • The first-year retreat focuses on the founder of the Jesuits (St. Ignatius of Loyola) and the namesake of Arrupe College (Pedro Arrupe), and invites students to consider how they can use their greatest gifts and talents for the betterment of humanity.
  • The second-year retreat, called the Unwritten Retreat, was developed by LUC Campus Ministry and helps students ask the questions: “What story am I telling with my life?” and “What story do I want to tell?”

In addition to retreat programs, Arrupe College offers opportunities for prayer and worship throughout the year.

For more information on social and cultural programming at Arrupe College, contact David Keys, Assistant Dean for Student Success, at dkeys2@luc.edu. For information on our spiritual programming, contact Tommy O’Donnell, S.J., at todonnell2@luc.edu.