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  • Sustainability

    Loyola named 4th greenest college by Sierra Magazine

    Loyola University Chicago once again gets recognized for it's sustainability efforts taking place on the campuses. Named as the 4th greenest college in America by Sierra Magazine, Loyola has the opportunity to demonstrate how the university is making great strides to promote sustainability on and around campus. For more on the article, http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014#9
  • Are you up for a Challenge?

    Looking for a fun and interactive challenge for your group to participate in this spring or summer? Loyola's challenge course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus is one of the largest and most exciting ropes courses in Illinois. Participants will have the opportunity to transfer learning on the course to their everyday lives through a reflective process, while developing trust, communication, and leadership capacities.
  • New Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen now open at LUREC

    Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is thrilled to announce that its new demonstration kitchen, the Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen, is now open for classes and events. The goal of the kitchen is to bring the experience of a professional kitchen to students, community members, and others, including those not familiar with food preparation. The kitchen, in conjunction with the campus farm, will allow students and guests to learn techniques that will lead to better, smarter, and healthier ways of living. Some team popular team building offerings include an Iron Chef Experience, Employee Incentive Program, and Farm Workshops.
  • Hope is the thing with feathers

    Despite several degrees and years of experience that indicate otherwise, Stephen Mitten, S.J., doesn’t think of himself strictly as a scientist. “I see myself more as a naturalist,” he says. “I’m an ambassador for the environment.” As spiritual director and resident ecology faculty at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus, Fr. Mitten teaches several biology and conservation courses. But his real love is avian ecology.


  • Visit Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus

    Interested in hosting a retreat? Located in picturesque Woodstock, Illinois, Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is encompassed by 98 acres of greenery and provides a serene setting for overnight retreats, day meetings, team building, and community events. Watch Video
  • IES summer courses at LUREC

    This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability. Watch Video
  • Ecological Laboratory

    At Loyola's Retreat & Ecology Campus, students can take an ecology laboratory course and experience nature as their classroom. Watch Video