Wellness & Student Services

The Loyola experience is designed to provide, support, and inspire our students’ well-being and academic, social, and personal success—from departments to programs to physical spaces on campus that foster development and growth: mind, body, and spirit.

Health and Wellness

Counseling Center

Loyola’s Counseling Center offers students the opportunity to explore life transitions, to talk through issues, and to discover their own identities. From its dedicated relaxation room to programs for maintaining healthy sleep habits and managing stress during exams, the Counseling Center’s many services and resources may surprise you.

Fitness & Aquatic Center (FAC)

The Fitness & Aquatic Center (better known as the FAC) is so much more than a gym: here you’ll find state-of-the-art facilities to run, jump, lift, cycle, stretch, sweat, and play, so you can move your body, relieve stress, stay active, and attain your fitness goals. Meet like-minded people who also value physical wellness as part of their daily routine. Beyond the popular 6,000-sq. foot fitness center, discover Loyola’s group fitness and yoga classes, personal training, rock climbing wall, 10-lane swimming pool, hot tub and dry sauna, indoor track, and more.

Women’s Center

Loyola’s Women’s Center is dedicated to empowering women and men by educating members of our community on issues of gender and promoting equality, equity, and support. The center sponsors programs and lectures throughout the year, from movie and paint nights to self-defense classes and relaxing massages during midterms.

Outdoor Adventures

There’s nothing like the great outdoors—or spending time off campus enjoying them. That’s why Outdoor Adventures offers day and overnight trips year-round to go backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and more to area trails and parks. (Students can also apply, train for, and then organize and lead outdoor expeditions, providing a meaningful leadership opportunity for those who want to take their experience further.) 

Retreats

The Campus Ministry Retreat Program encourages students from all backgrounds, faith traditions, and spiritualities to take time for reflection, discernment, conversation, community, rest, and delicious home-cooked food during a retreat. This is a way unlike any other to meet people and make connections with members of our community. The best part? No prior experience is necessary. 

Campus Ministry

Wherever you are in your faith journey, Campus Ministry will help you explore who you are, strengthen your relationship with God, and grow into who you are becoming. Campus Ministry offers daily and weekly opportunities for Catholic and Ecumenical worship and music ministries, as well as numerous programs that foster discernment, social justice, community engagement, and connection.

Interfaith

Loyola is a Catholic, Jesuit university that welcomes and celebrates individuals of all faith traditions, spiritual practices, and beliefs. We are committed to providing supportive guidance, building community, and creating inclusive spaces for meaning making, exploration, and spiritual development. Through interfaith prayer, events, and programs throughout the year, members of our community from diverse faith identities and backgrounds have the opportunity to come together to celebrate, learn from one another, and develop relationships for hope, renewal, and interfaith cooperation.

Heart of Zen Meditation Group

The Heart of Zen Meditation Group, led by Bret Davis, Ph.D., professor of philosophy who studied and practiced Zen in Japan for 13 years, meets twice a week. All are welcome to join for guided meditation and discussion that quiets the minds and deepens focus and connection.

Club and Intramural Sports

Club and intramural sports are two of the largest activities on campus. For those with a competitive streak who aren’t quite ready to commit to the intense demands of a D-1 team, club sports are right up your alley. We have 26 club sports teams including swimming, ice hockey, sailing, rugby, lacrosse, baseball, and softball, to name just a few. All are run by students and compete at the local, regional, and national levels. Intramural sports are a great option for students looking for some friendly competition—whether you’re a seasoned soccer player looking to stay in shape or a softball first-timer. Loyola offers 12+ intramural individual and team sports.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is Loyola’s on-campus medical resource, designed to complement the care you receive from your primary doctor at home. Because you can’t live well if you don’t feel well, the Health Center provides high-quality outpatient care in a convenient and confidential setting.

Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion

Loyola’s Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion offers support for students who face personal and substance use-related challenges by providing opportunities for spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, professional, and social growth, and by helping students leverage available resources and stay focused on their success by initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships with our community partners.

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Engaging with our community and serving those in need promotes personal growth and well-being, develops compassion and empathy, and provides a sense of greater purpose. Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ) CCSJ provides opportunities for you to learn more about the community—and about yourself—while working for a more just and equitable world.

Academic Resources

Academic Advising and Support Services

Academic Advising and Support Services help you maneuver each academic process with ease: from initial registration to declaring your major to graduation clearance—and everything in between, providing guidance for part-time and transfer students and for students with learning differences who require accommodations. Loyola also offers tutoring, writing, and study support, as well as an Academic Mentor Program.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services work with students to provide the necessary support and modifications for students with learning differences, so that every student can participate in all Loyola programs and activities.

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies focuses on helping students make the most out of their years at Loyola—whether that means helping you through a difficult circumstance that is affecting your academics or preparing to take the next exciting step in the journey of discovery and achievement that can distinguish your academic experience. 

Loyola/Notre Dame Library

Loyola/Notre Dame Library a great place to study and research—alone or with a group. The library houses more than 425,000 volumes and more than 16,000 media items. It has four floors and features an auditorium, cybercafe, multi-functional gallery, group study areas, seminar rooms, and a digital media lab. 

Loyola Bookstore

The Loyola Bookstore has everything you’ll need for college life—from textbooks and supplies to Greyhound gear, greeting cards, even toothpaste and other personal items. 

Technology Services

Technology Services supports and assists you with your academic and administrative technology needs. 

Career Services

The Career Center

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goal—including on-campus career fairs, résumé development and interview preparation, networking opportunities, and career discernment.

Handshake

Loyola is a member of Handshake, a platform that employers use to recruit students for internships and professional positions. The best in-class system is just one way Loyola supports students in defining their career paths and achieving their goals.

Loyola Connect

Loyola Connect is our online hub for students, alumni, parents, and friends of the university to meet and have conversations about careers, industry-specific resume tips, job shadowing, and much more. You can find a mentor in your field, get advice from a recent graduate, find a summer internship near your hometown, ask for resume tips for your specific industry, and connect with upperclassmen in your major and hear their suggestions for elective courses.

Student Life Resources

ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Services

ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Services provides support, services, and programs that encourage the success of ALANA students at Loyola University Maryland. Through intentional programming and a broad spectrum of services, we foster the academic, personal, spiritual, and leadership development of ALANA students. ALANA sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year aimed at enriching and educating members of Loyola's campus community about issues related to diversity and cultural awareness.

Office of Student Activities

Getting involved on campus is one of the easiest ways to meet people, participate in something you love, or discover a new talent or passion. It’s also a great way to extend what you’re learning in your classes to extra-curricular activities. And just in case you don’t know where to start, Loyola’s Office of Student Activities can point you in the right direction. We're confident you’ll find something that interests you through our activities and programs—or through Loyola’s 200+ student clubs and organizations. Most likely both.

Office of Student Engagement

The Loyola experience is often defined by the many diverse opportunities students have to become leaders during their time here—and ultimately beyond. Deepening your understanding of the principles of a Jesuit education and of the facets of leadership, the Office of Student Engagement offers intentional opportunities for students to develop as leaders and to take on roles within our campus community that impact others’ college experiences and their own.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life oversees three main aspects of life at Loyola: the residence halls, programming and community building, and the student conduct process. Student Life staff want you to feel at home at Loyola. They work to create and provide quality programs in the residence halls, to foster safety and security, and to promote the standards of the Loyola community.