Chicago Members of the community

Student Experience

Serving as Loyola’s extended campus, the city is just as integral to students’ education as their classes and instructors. Being located in downtown Chicago, the Rogers Park neighborhood, and the suburb of Maywood gives our students access to professional internships at Fortune 500 companies or hands-on experiences at local community organizations. Our students have the opportunity to make connections in their chosen field and to explore the industries they never even considered. More than that though, Chicago offers students the chance to make a difference, even before they graduate.

An exercise in service

Loyola students are connecting with instructors to bring more fitness and health education to Chicago Public Schools. MORE

Transitioning to college life

A course for veteran students helps them address the unique challenges of going from the military to the classroom. MORE

A creative response to gun violence

Loyola’s artist-in-residence brought together fine arts students and visual communication majors to examine gun violence through an artistic lens. MORE

Training mentors, changing lives

Loyola students are connecting high school mentors with middle school students in the Saving Lives, Inspiring Youth program. MORE

Researching and addressing the problem

In the Solutions to Environmental Problems course, students study, develop, and enact a service project to address a local environmental issue. MORE

Giving time

A Jesuit education is about much more than books and lectures. Students regularly put their education into action through a number of volunteer programs. MORE

Quinlan in the business community

Students in the Quinlan School of Business work with and alongside Chicago-area businesses—both inside and outside the classroom. MORE

Broader research

The McNair scholarships help students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue research opportunities and graduate programs. MORE

A sustainable solution

The student-run farmers market in Rogers Park features produce grown in the University’s urban agriculture program. MORE