Loyola University Chicago

Damen Student Center

Student Complex

Location and Directions



The Arnold J. Damen, S.J. Student Center is located at:

6511 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626

The Damen Student Center is nestled in between the former Centennial Forum Student Union (to the North), Gentile Arena/Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics (to the West), and the Halas Recreation Center (to the North). 

The Main Parking Structure for Loyola's Lakeshore Campus is located at:

1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626


The Damen Student Center is accessible via public transportation using the CTA's Red Line or the CTA Bus 147 or 151. To access the schedule for this transportation, please visit the Chicago Transit Authority website. The Loyola Red Line stop is just steps west of the Damen Student Center. Our facility is the first facility you will see when you enter campus from the west (CTA stop).

The Damen Student Center is also accessible from all major Chicagoland expressways. For more detailed directions to the Damen Student Center, please click HERE.


Visitors and Guests may park in the Main Parking Garage (Kenmore Ave.) or park in the Fordham Parking Garage located off of North Sheridan Rd. by paying with cash, credit, or purchasing a vehicle pass. Vehicle passes can be purchased at the Lake Shore Campus (LSC) Campus Transportation office, located in the Main Parking Structure. The Damen Student Center is just a short walk north when exiting the Main Parking Structure. From the Fordham Lot, guests may access the Damen Student Center entering campus from the west-end (El Tracks). For more detailed information on campus parking, please visit the Campus Transportation web-site.

Visitor lots close at 2 a.m. No overnight parking is allowed in the Main Parking Structure or Fordham Garage.

Lot Upkeep Fees include all applicable city and county taxes.

Overnight Parking

Short-term, Overnight Parking is allowed in the Northend Lot for $8.00 per night. Permits expire at noon the following day. Overnight Permits can be purchased at the Campus Transportation office. Overnight Permits must be displayed in the vehicle at all times.

There are NO RETURNS for Overnight Parking Permits. Short-term constitutes 2 weeks or less of parking. Monthly parking is NOT available for purchase.

Overnight Parking fees include all applicable city and county taxes.

Validation and Special Event Parking

Validation requests should be submitted to the Campus Transportation office at least 48 hours in advance by the sponsoring department head, director, dean, vice president, or their associates. To request validations for an on campus-event, please contact the parking office. Departments should note that their budget number will be charged $8 Lot Upkeep Fee per vehicle.

Special Event parking requests should be submitted at least 7 days in advance. This time is needed to coordinate the numerous parking requests received.  Please contact the Campus Transportation office with all Special Event requests and questions at 773.508.7036, or via e-mail at campustransportation@luc.edu.

Lot Upkeep Fees include all applicable city and county taxes.

Loyola University and Contractor Vehicles

Contractors working on campus must coordinate their parking needs with the Campus Transportation office. Contractors will not be given priority over students, faculty or staff. Loyola does not include parking when awarding contracts.