Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

December 15, 2015

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

As we move into this third week of Advent, and with the conclusion of Hanukkah last night, I would like to wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas and holiday. During this holy season, and in the wake of unfathomable violence in our city and in our world, we rededicate ourselves to the work of building bridges of understanding, trust, and peace in our communities and beyond.

I look forward to seeing you at the University Christmas Reception on Friday, December 18, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on the Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center. This event is a special opportunity to gather with colleagues and friends, and together enjoy some holiday revelry, including a visit by Santa Claus. I hope you will join us at this year’s reception.

Lastly, I invite you to enjoy a year-in-review photo gallery and the University's Christmas video that will be sent to Loyola alumni and friends this month. You can find the photo gallery and video here.


John P. Pelissero, PhD
Interim President