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Academics

Library

Bookstore

Academic Advising & Support Center

  • Course schedule changes during the first week of classes
  • Withdrawal from a course

The Study

  • Quiet space for studying with comfortable furnishings and computers

Peer Tutoring

  • Study skills workshops i.e. time management, test taking, reading techniques, final exams, etc.
  • Individual academic support
  • Note-taking assistance

Learning Disability Support Services

  • Free, confidential resources for students with physical, mental or learning disabilities.
  • Academic accommodations are provided for students with documented learning disabilities / ADHD so that students are viewed according to their abilities, not disabilities.
  • Provides services to students with psychiatric and physical disabilities, sensory impairments and general disability support information.

Writing Center

  • Tutors work with students in any stage of their writing process from any discipline or subject matter.
  • Main offices are located on the Evergreen campus in Maryland Hall 057. There are satellite offices located on the Timonium and Columbia campuses as well.
  • Offers both face-to-face appointments and online tutoring. Visit the website to sign up for an appointment.

Emergency Numbers

  • Police/ Fire/ Ambulance: 911
  • Police Non-Emergency: 311
  • On-Campus Public Safety/ Campus Police Emergency: 410-617-5911 (or dial 5911 from any campus phone)
  • On-Campus Public Safety/ Campus Police Non-Emergency: 410-617-5311 (or dial 5311 from any campus phone)

Health and Wellness

Office of Student Wellness and Support

  • Free programs and services including education, counseling or treatment.
  • Support for students wishing to drink responsibly or to refrain from alcohol or drugs.
  • Support for students impacted by someone abusing alcohol or drugs.
  • Prevention education and harm reduction for alcohol and drug abusers.

Counseling Center 

  • Professional, experienced counselors available.
  • Free, and confidential services.
  • Help with culture shock, guidance, relaxation, stress, anxiety, depression, crisis, etc.

Student Health Services

  • On-campus student health center.
  • Staffed by board certified nurse practitioners and physicians.
  • Includes a clinical lab, pharmacy and allergy clinic.

There are several nationally recognized hospitals in the Baltimore area including:

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Sinai Hospital
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Fitness & Sports

  • Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC)
  • Free for all students
  • 115,000 square foot facility
  • Indoor pool, diving well, sauna and hot tub
  • Fitness center with weights, cardio machines and stretching areas
  • 2 basketball courts
  • Multi-activity court
  • Indoor rock-climbing wall
  • Locker rooms with shower facilities and equipment room
  • Elevated track
  • 2 group exercise studios
  • 4 racquetball and 2 squash courts
  • Group aerobics classes
  • Group instructional courses
  • Club and intramural sports

Meeting People & Activities

ALANA Services

Student Activities

  • Loyola has more than 100 special interest and academic clubs and organizations on campus.
  • You can join any club (a list can be found on the website).
  • The Late Night program has planned events and activities every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during the academic year.

Recreational Sports 

  • Loyola’s Fitness and Aquatic Center has instructional group classes each semester i.e. dancing and self defense.
  • Free group aerobics classes every day of the week.
  • Over 20 club sports that are fun and competitive (for players with experience).
  • Over 15 intramural sports that are fun and require no previous experience.

Outdoor Adventure Experience (OAE) 

  • Free resource center with staff to help you learn more about camping, caving, kayaking, rock climbing, canoeing and backpacking.
  • Organized group outdoor adventure trips (day trips and weekend trips).
  • Equipment rental.
  • Instructional sessions on climbing the indoor rock wall.

Student Life

  • Help with roommate problems, illegal activity on your floor or in your room, and hate or bias-related incidents.

Technology Services

  • Dial 5555 from any phone on campus to reach the Tech Services Helpdesk.
  • Provide support for any technical problems on campus.
  • Can also help to answer your questions about Loyola’s email, WebAdvisor (student information online), and Moodle (student classroom online) systems.

Baltimore Resources & Transportation

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Baltimore Resources (Student Activities)

Loyola Transportation

Campus Shuttle Service

MTA Bus Options
Several MTA bus lines run along the boundaries of the Loyola University campus.

  • The #11 bus runs North-South along North Charles St. and is convenient for students going to Towson, downtown Baltimore, Fells Point and Canton.
  • The #33 bus runs East-West along Cold Spring Lane and is convenient for students visiting Morgan State University, Hampden, and the Ridley Athletic Complex. The #33 bus also makes stops at the Cold Spring Lane light rail station (which serves Mount Washington, Hunt Valley, downtown via Howard Street and BWI Airport) and the Cold Spring Metro (subway) Station (with service to Johns Hopkins Hospital, downtown tourist locations, Druid Hill Park and Owings Mills).
  • The #8 bus, which travels North-South along York Road, is also used by students to get to Towson and Towson Town Center.  It also goes south to Hopkins/Waverly and downtown (Fayette/Baltimore St), however the 11 Bus provides a closer drop-off to most of Baltimore’s downtown attractions.

The MTA Bus

  • Requires Charm Cards or exact change (no change is given from fare boxes) – you can refill you Charm Card on the bus.
  • One-way fare is $1.60 or $3.50 for a day pass.
  • Operates on a limited schedule on weekends (While typically less crowded, they will come less frequently).

Collegetown Shuttle:

  • The Collegetown Shuttle is a free shuttle service for students in Baltimore. Faculty, staff, administrators and students need to show a Loyola ID to gain access to the shuttle,which stops on Charles Street near the Loyola bridge.
  • The Collegetown Shuttle only operates during the academic year and is closed during the summer.
  • The Collegetown shuttle brings students to Towson University (Northbound) and Penn Station (Southbound) with stops at MICA and Johns Hopkins.
  • The Collegetown Shuttle:
    • Is ideal for trips to Station North, Mount Royal and Mount Vernon.
    • Has multiple routes and an infrequent schedule, especially on weekends. Be mindful of which routes you need to take.
    • Is less convenient to colleges off the Charles Street corridor than other transportation options.

Charm City Circulator

  • The Charm City Circulator operates 4 free bus routes in the downtown area:
    • The Purple route runs North-South from Penn Station along Charles/St. Paul/Light St. (transfer from Collegetown Shuttle) to Federal Hill.
    • The Orange Route runs East-West along Pratt/Lombard from Little Italy/Jonestown to Hollins Market/West Baltimore.
    • The Green Route runs from City Hall down to Harbor East (via Baltimore and President Streets) and Fells Point (via Aliceanna and Caroline streets) and back up and down Broadway to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
    • The Banner Route runs from the Baltimore Visitors Center in the Inner Harbor on Light St. to Fort McHenry via Locust Point along Key Highway.
  • Additionally, the Harbor Connector connects the Green route at Fells Point (Caroline & Thames Streets) with Canton and Silo Point via water taxi on weekdays.

MARC Train/Amtrak

  • The MARC train operates from Penn Station and Camden Yards on weekdays and weekends for $7 each way ($8 weekends) to Washington DC – Union Station.

Light Rail

  • Light Rail stops at Cold Spring Lane and provides service to Hunt Valley (North) and downtown via Howard Street and BWI Airport (South).  You will need to take the
  • Loyola Ridley shuttle or the #33 Bus (or walk a mile) to access Light Rail.  
  • The Cold Spring Station is located below street level near I-83.  Travel in groups is highly recommended.
  • Paying for the Light Rail can be confusing to new riders.  Riders must pre-purchase a ticket on the platform at one of the ticket booths before riding.  Light rail operates on the honor system and tickets usually are not checked.  However, if an MTA official finds you without a ticket, the fine is in excess of $500.  

Water Taxi

  • The Inner Harbor water taxi provides a unique way to see the city (weather permitting). Single ride tickets and day passes are available and can be pre-purchased. Group discounts are also available.  Water Taxi is best utilized as a part of an activity or when guests are in town – other sources of transportation are more convenient and cost-effective.   Please note that extended hours begin in April and extend through late October.

ZipCar

  • Students, faculty, and staff at Loyola University Maryland can now have wheels with no strings attached. Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing service, is now on campus! With Zipcar, members can reserve self-service, on-demand cars by the hour or day, 24/7. Any 18+ student can become a member today for only $25. Enter promo code loyola13 on your application and you’ll get $35 in free driving so you can give it a try on us.

Metro Subway

  • Loyola’s single subway line has a stop at Cold Spring Lane in West Baltimore. Riders from Loyola will need to take a bus (#33, from campus) to access the Metro. Therefore, it is not the best method of transportation from our campus.