Lake Shore Campus
The Local Feel
Lake Shore Campus, Loyola’s main residential campus, is located in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods on Chicago’s North Side, just a train ride from downtown Chicago and Loyola's Water Tower Campus. Its setting along the shores of Lake Michigan helps make Loyola one of the most picturesque universities in the Midwest.
The Lake Shore Campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences (the largest of the University's 11 schools and colleges), the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and many of The Graduate School programs. The School of Education also offers academic courses, programs, and student advising at the Lake Shore Campus.
The campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings, including:
- The brand new Arnold J. Damen Student Center
- The Information Commons, a LEED Silver certified, environmentally friendly, 72,000-square-foot annex to the Cudahy Library
- The Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, an innovative facility featuring state-of-the-art science labs
- Madonna della Strada Chapel
- The Mundelein Center, a national historic landmark with a multipurpose fine arts center and the Newhart Family Theatre
- The 5,200-seat, 45,000-square-foot Joseph J. Gentile Center
- The Halas Recreation Center
- The Institute of Environmental Sustainability facility houses our Ecodome, the Searle Biodiesel Lab, our Aquaponics system, and collaborative labs, as well as our Engrained Café
Loyola is the only university in Chicago with a rail station named for it. The Loyola stop on the CTA’s elevated (“L”) Red Line connects Loyola to the heart of downtown and acts as a bridge between the University’s two city campuses.
Rogers Park is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country. A wide variety of ethnic restaurants and shops from all corners of the globe are just blocks from campus. The Lake Shore Campus affords students full access to Lake Michigan via neighborhood beaches and lakeside parks with bike paths, athletic fields, and other amenities stretching all the way to downtown.
As a first-generation student of color, I joined a mentor program where I could connect with students of similar backgrounds.
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing