Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Upcoming Community Relations Events

Loyola Farmer's Market

When: June 11 to September 24, Every Monday, 3 - 7 pm* (Summer Hours)
October 1 to October 15, Every Monday, 2:30 - 6:30 pm (Fall Hours)
*Labor Day - Market is closed

Where: 6590 N. Sheridan Road (Southwest corner of Albion and Sheridan)

The Loyola University Chicago Farmer’s Market connects any community members with healthy, locally and sustainably grown produce and prepared foods. Originally the vision of a student project in the Loyola's Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) Food Systems course, over the past year the market has grown to include over 12 different vendors.

Saturday of Service

When: First Saturday of Welcome Week 2013

Where: TBA

Join your first-year classmates to spend a few hours volunteering in the neighborhood during move-in weekend. See the neighborhood, meet some new people, and make a difference from the start! Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other students and give your time and energy to service projects in the Rogers Park and Edgewater communities. The first 400 participants will receive a t-shirt, and lunch will be provided for all. For more information, take a look at your Welcome Week materials or luc.edu/serve.

New Year's Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza

When: First Saturday of September (Labor Day Weekend), 9:00 p.m.

Where: Halas Field (West Quad)

Rogers Park, Edgewater, and all members of the Loyola community join together for this fabulous annual firework display to celebrate the start of the new academic year. Bring the whole family to this festive event!

Chainlinks Welcome Week Bike Ride

When: TBA (Saturday in September 2013)

Where: Starting location: ChainLinks, located inside Main Parking Structure to Bahai Temple

Come enjoy an organized bike ride designed to bring students appreciation of the community, while raising awareness of bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation. The ride is facilitated by Chainlinks, Loyola's premiere Bike Shop, and meanders through Rogers Park to Evanston’s Bahai Temple.

Rogers Park and Edgewater Lunch and Walking Tour

When: Welcome Week 2013

Where: TBA

First-year students can enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood and learn more about the history of Rogers Park and Edgewater and some unique spots in the community before exploring a new lunch experience at a local independent or ethnic restaurant. For more information, take a look at your Welcome Week materials.

Ramblin' Around: The 2013 Student Guide to Loyola's Neigborhoods

Ramblin' Around is a unique guide providing an extensive list of active community restaurants, stores and services to Loyola students around the Lake Shore and Water Tower neighborhoods. Production for Ramblin' Around is currently in development. Please contact Lauren Vandermar at (773) 508-7450 for more information.

Harvest Festival 2013

When: TBA (September 2013)

Where: Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S. Country Club Road Woodstock, IL 60098

Celebrate this year's harvest with Loyola's students, faculty, staff and the local community in Woodstock, IL. This is an opportunity to learn more about Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus while enjoying specially prepared food, live music, tours, activities and a farmers market.

Transportation between Lakeshore Campus is available. This event is open to the public. Please register at http://www.luc.edu/harvest/registration/.

For more information, visit http://www.luc.edu/harvest/.

Taste of RogersEdge Dinner Crawl 2013

When: TBA (October 2013)

Where: TBA

Experience the local flavor and explore the taste of neighborhood restaurants at this collaborative event hosted by Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Rogers Park Business Alliance, and Loyola University Chicago. Registrants will have the option of going on a dining tour through more than 20 different restaurants in Edgewater and Rogers Park.

Purchase tickets online at tasteofrogersedge.bpt.me.

Tickets are also available at the Rogers Park Business Alliance, 1448 W. Morse Ave., 773-508-5885 and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, 1210 W. Rosedale Ave., 773-561-6000.

Community Holiday Party

When: TBA (December 2013)

Where: Mundelein Auditorium

Loyola University Chicago, in partnership with various neighborhood organizations and internal departments, invites you to Father Michael J. Garanzini's annual Community Holiday Party in the Mundelein Center. Registration will be available towards the end of November. We hope to see you there!

For information, please visit the Community Holiday Party page.

North Lake Shore Earth Day 2014

When: Spring 2014, site TBD.

Please visit the North Lake Shore Earth Day page or contact Summur Roberts for more information.