LUC views faith and spirituality as essential components of the Jesuit education and welcomes all students. Students are invited to celebrate their faith and discover its depth and richness by connecting with others, engaging in service opportunities, and growing in spirituality.
A retreat for first-year students, Loyola 360 invites its participants to connect with themselves and with peers as they discuss topics related to first-year student life at Loyola while enjoying the delicious food and the beautiful grounds of our Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC).
Sign up on the retreats website. Financial aid is available upon request.
“I went on the retreat because I wanted to challenge myself to be myself, and Loyola 360 made it really easy for me to do just that.” – Loyola First Year Student ‘17
Christian Life Communities
Share your faith. Form lasting friendships.
Create sacred space weekly. Understand your vocation.
Christian Life Communities (CLCs) are small faith sharing groups that are based around three pillars: spirituality, community, and mission. CLC participants meet weekly in a small community (6-10 people) for prayer and discussion about where they have found God in their lives.
“CLC is like a small family at Loyola.” – Mary Simon, ‘14
Alternative Break Immersions
Serve communities domestically or abroad during academic breaks through Alternative Break Immersions. Rooted in social justice and our Jesuit identity, ABIs offer the opportunity to live simply, build community, deepen faith, and do justice, while sharing work and gaining new awareness from our interactions with diverse communities and one another.
“My ABI was so powerful because it allowed me to immerse in the everyday joys, struggles, and experiences of people around the world.” – Bo Fernandez ‘16