We are proud of our thriving campus community. Many Loyola students take advantage of extra opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. They spend time with friends while expanding their experiences and serving the community.
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Loyola University Maryland is the home of the Greyhounds! Whether you are a spectator, a competitive athlete, or a casual participant, you will find plenty of sports excitement at Loyola. Loyola has 18 NCAA Division I teams, 16 of which play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), while women's lacrosse plays in the Big East and men's lacrosse plays in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Loyola will join the Patriot League beginning with the 2013-14 academic and athletic year.
Loyola’s state-of-the-art Fitness and Aquatic Center (known affectionately as the FAC) also provides a multitude of opportunities for students to become active. The FAC boasts a two-story indoor rock-climbing wall, a swimming pool, a multi-court gymnasium, as well as cardiovascular equipment and weight machines. Group fitness classes such as Pilates, spinning, and kickboxing are offered weekly. Take a photo tour of the FAC.
Learn more about the Ridley Athletic Complex, our 6,000 seat stadium for soccer and lacrosse.
Loyola also offers outdoor adventure experiences, such as night caving, sea kayaking, winter hiking, men's backpacking, women's climbing, and more!
The school year is filled with on-campus events appealing to every interest. Every spring—just before finals—students pack the Quad for the Loyolapalooza festival, which last year featured a concert by Matt and Kim. The annual Relay For Life event is also popular, with a night of great food, live music, and interactive games such as sumo wrestling... all while supporting a great cause—the American Cancer Society. Loyola also brings a range of speakers to campus, such as filmmaker Spike Lee.
The mission of Campus Ministry at Loyola is to invite the University community to live, celebrate, and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola. Campus Ministry strives to provide a united community of Christian fellowship for Catholics and non-Catholics with the intent of fostering deep spiritual growth. We aim to engage students of all faiths through a rich selection of worship and spiritual development opportunities, including daily Mass, weekly ecumenical prayer, small faith-sharing groups, service and immersion experiences, leadership opportunities, and community-building activities. A wide range of Ignatian retreat experiences are offered to students throughout the year, including class retreats, men's and women's retreats, athlete's retreats, choir retreats, leadership retreats, and others.
To find out more, visit the Campus Ministry website.
Loyola's community service programs offer students a chance to get involved in an enormous range of programs, from local projects in Baltimore to those across the country and even around the world. Students who participate in service at Loyola—and more than two-thirds of undergraduates do—often develop stronger connections to their communities and their classmates, and can feel the impact of their service experiences as they consider the personal and professional decisions that will shape their lives.
Our Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ) offers a wide variety of opportunities to get involved, including:
A full listing is available at the CCSJ website.
The Student Government Association works with the office of student activities to create extraordinary programs for Loyola students such as Loyolapalooza and Initium Week. Enjoy the many programs it sponsors or get involved with SGA directly.
To find out more, visit the SGA website.
Scrapbooking club. Italian club. Dance Company. These are just a few of the more than 170 special interest and academic clubs available to students! Join a group with similar interests or try your hand at something new. The office of student activities also offers discounted tickets to various Baltimore events throughout the year. Visit the student activities website for more information.