Retreat and Ecology Campus

Find some fresh air

The Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) is ideal for students looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend time connecting with nature. Located in Woodstock, Illinois, approximately 50 miles northwest of Chicago, LUREC is technically not one of Loyola's four campuses, but this little oasis hosts undergraduate student retreats, internships, and courses throughout the year.

This spot is also a great example of how Loyola is investing in sustainability. Featuring a wide variety of habitats including ponds, wetlands, oak woods, and prairie, LUREC offers a unique chance to experience and explore local biodiversity. The Retreat and Ecology Campus hosts on-site courses in ecology, environmental sciences, wetlands biology, restoration biology, and many other areas of ecological interest.

Learn more about Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus.

Through the Ramble Outdoors program, I met people that are just as passionate as I am about the outdoors.

Bernadette Phan

College of Arts and Sciences