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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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Student climbing the rock-climing wall at the FAC

Athletics and Fitness

Loyola University Maryland is the home of the Greyhounds! If your passion lies in athletics, you're in good company. Loyola competes in the Patriot League, fielding teams in seven men's and nine women's sports.

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!

For more information, visit the intercollegiate sports website or the recreational sports website.

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Campus Events

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 Karmin and Shwayze. 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.

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Students sumo wrestling at Loyolapalooza

Campus Ministry

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.

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Students helping to build a barn


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 80 percent 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:

  • Fast & Sleepout
  • Senior Citizens Prom
  • Project Mexico
  • Spring Break Outreach

A full listing is available at the CCSJ website.

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SGA members meeting

SGA (Student Government Association)

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.

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Theatre club

Student Activities

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.

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Get an inside look

Curious what life is really like for a Greyhound? Take a look at the Everyday Loyola Project and see what students really do once they get to campus!

Photos of everyday student life, taken by students View More