When the pandemic hit, Loyola faculty, students, and staff never questioned whether or not we would help the university's surrounding communities, only how to help most effectively. Learn more about our community programs and initiatives!
ChainLinks is the nation’s first student-run bicycle shop, opened in 2011 as a not-for-profit organization within the Quinlan School of Business' Loyola Limited program. The undergraduate staff continues to maintain a fleet of Specialized rental bikes while providing bike maintenance and related products to the greater Chicagoland area. We strive to promote clean bicycle transportation while engaging with the cyclist community at public events. We hope to see you soon! We can be found at 1100 W Sheridan Rd.
Dr. Reed joins Loyola after seven years as the first non-Jesuit president at Saint Joseph’s University, and before that, 15 years in senior leadership roles across Fairfield University. His career has focused on strengthening the institutions he has served, particularly in the areas of expanded academic programs, strategic partnerships, university finances and endowment, student formation, and advancement of the Jesuit, Catholic mission. Learn more about the search for Loyola's 25th president, Dr. Reed's background, and hear a message from Dr. Reed to the Loyola community.
Summur Roberts Appointed Co-Chair of AJCU Affinity Group
Loyola is one of the 28 colleges and universities within the Jesuit higher education network. The Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is a national organization that represents Jesuit Higher Education amongst its various constituencies; provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in Jesuit higher education; and encourages and facilitates collaborative initiatives among its member institutions. Those initiatives include fostering Jesuit, Catholic identity and mission; educating for a faith that does justice; supporting national, international and online collaborations between campuses; and sponsoring professional and leadership development programs. Summur was named as co-chair of the “Community Engagement” affinity group. Under her leadership alongside Julie Schumacher-Cohen from the University of Scranton, the group provides shared learning opportunities and best practices for staff and professionals across the institutions in the network.
As the Spring Semester draws to a close, Loyola University Chicago is preparing to close out 2021-2022 Academic Year. As we have done during the past years, we are sending this courtesy letter to inform you of the move-out activities taking place at the Lake Shore Campus on Friday, May 7, 2022 – Monday, May 9, 2022. Please take note of the following days and times during which the City has provided a permit to designate “no parking” on area streets to facilitate move out.
Watch for No Parking on the following streets:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1000-1150 W Loyola Avenue from Sheridan to the lake (north side only)
1201-1220 W Northshore, from Sheridan to the Alley (both sides)
6201-6259 N Kenmore from Rosemont to Granville (East side only)
6200-6259 N. Winthrop from Ro
The end of the academic year is approaching and Loyola will be celebrating all graduates with commencement events throughout the month of May. Visit Loyola's Commencement page to view all events taking place this May.
Loyola students are invited to roll up their sleeves and join the Maywood community in a day of gardening, beautification and clean up on Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 am—12:30 pm. Loyola University Chicago is sponsoring two park sites. Activities include painting, de-weeding, planting, mulching, plus, installing a Little Free Library. Morning snacks and boxed lunch provided. Register and learn more about this community service event.
The Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites degree and non-degree seeking students to participate in a series of 1-credit special topic courses on Strengthening Population Health Resilience in the Time of COVID-19.
Resilient and robust public health and health care systems rely on the interdependence of groups such as individuals, schools, employers, public health professionals, community organizations, first responders, healthcare professionals, and governments. Strong public health literacy is the foundation for strengthening our collective resilience and response - as we move from flattening the curve, to controlling transmission, and ultimately, to preventing infection with the advent of a vaccine.
The 3rd Annual Loyola Stands Against Gun Violence Community Advocacy and Violence Prevention Summit at Loyola occurred April 6th. This Summit aimed to provide first-hand perspectives of the effects of gun violence and how we can be advocates for change. Visit the Stand Against Gun Violence website to learn more.
During the week of April 10-17, 2022, Madonna della Strada Chapel will be holding masses and liturgies to celebrate Holy Week, the conclusion of the Easter season. Visit the Campus Ministry website to view the scheduled services.
Loyola Student Ambassadors to the community process that will create a new vision for Devon Avenue set up in the Damen Student Center at Loyola's Lakeshore Campus to solicit input from their fellow students. The Elevate Devon community process is still underway and seeking input and ideas on everything from traffic to landscaping to new business ideas. Read more about the community planning study in an article written by @griffinkrueger for the Loyola Phoenix. Sign up to get and give input at ElevateDevon.org
Several members of Loyola University's administration participated in a 2021 analysis of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, home to the Water Tower Campus. The global pandemic that stiffled travel coupled with the social unrest in 2020 left one of the country's most iconic tourist destinations lingering in a quiet that it has never experienced before. People are returning to the Mile and finding new experiences including pop-up installations, music, and diverse public art. The recommendations of the forward-thinking study are available for the public to read and were recently summarized by Alby Gallun for Crain's.
Effective Monday, April 11, all campus visitors—including students, faculty, staff, guests, volunteers, and vendors—ages five and older must provide proof that they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses when eligible.
Campus visitors who are not up to date on vaccinations must display proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within no more than 48 hours of an event to enter. At this time, PCR and rapid antigen tests will be accepted.
For the most efficient entry possible, vaccinated attendees should create a free CLEAR account to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter.
Complete, updated COVID-19 guidance for on-campus events can be found on Loyola’s Health, Safety, and Well-Being website.
The experience of time has ruptured in ways large and small. From the shared temporal limbo of the past two years to the passing of accustomed norms and expectations for the future, we are poignantly reminded of the precarity and temporariness of current conditions. Through their works, the artists in This Too Shall Pass address cycles of materiality as processes that reclaim, restore, regenerate, reconstitute and reconfigure.
This exhibition is taking place from March 18th - April 14th, is curated by Joshi Radin Flores, and features works by Rebecca Beachy, N. Masani Landfair, and Nancy Valladares. There is an open reception on Friday, March 25th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., registration required.
Please join the University Libraries and the Student Government of Loyola Chicago on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30 PM for an online and in-person presentation of Understanding and Respect for the past and present: panel discussion on indigenous peoples. This rich discussion includes valued members from Loyola and the community who aim to raise awareness and educate participants on the rich history of indigenous peoples at Loyola and the diverse cultures of Native Americans in Chicago.
March 22nd is Rambler Rally, Loyola’s annual giving day. Follow along at our Rambler Rally page for updates as we set our sights on 1,963 donors. And join us on social media as members of the Loyola community from around the world come together to show their support for current students and make a difference to programs across Loyola’s campuses. Go Ramblers!
March is Women’s History Month. During this time of national recognition of the accomplishments, achievements and contributions of women, Loyola Libraries has compiled a reading list to learn and celebrate with our community, along with other informational resources.
Join us virtually during the week of March 14 – 18, 2022 to explore the impact of climate change with science experts, front line advocates, and Illinois legislators who are addressing the intersection of climate change, human health, and justice. See the website for the full agenda of FREE presentations. Please register for sessions in order to receive the ZOOM links.
This historic encounter between the Pope and university students from North, Central, and South America will address salient challenges of our times. The Pope will dialogue with these university students who will share concrete educational projects that seek to justly transform environmental and economic realities. Register for this event taking place on February 24nd at 12 p.m.
With campuses in the historic cities of Rome, Italy, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Loyola University Chicago facilitates cultural engagement on a global scale. Read about all of Loyola's campuses abroad and here in Chicago.
The Loyola Project tells the story of the Loyola Chicago Ramblers breaking racial barriers on their journey to the national championship in 1963. Learn more about the film and the screenings occurring at universities throughout the country.
Bob Brave Heart (pictured) and Peter Klink S.J. accepted a one million dollar Opus prize at Loyola University Chicago on November 11,2021. The deep partnership between the Jesuits and the Lakota people has helped Red Cloud educate thousands of primary and high school students, many of whom have gone on to college, technical schools, or service in the military.
Stritch School of Medicine Students collaborate with students from Irving Middle School, Proviso East and Proviso West to develop and display murals at the Maywood Peace Garden thanks to leadership from Maywood Youth Mentoring Program.
Do your Christmas shopping at independently-owned businesses in Rogers Park this holiday season and participate in the rebate program. Beginning Saturday, November 27th and ending on Friday, December 31st, you can collect up to a $75 rebate on your purchases at local RP businesses.