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This place, these people, our spirit and traditions, and our shared experiences all comprise life at Loyola and the Greyhound Nation—a proud, dynamic, diverse community that challenges, supports, and emboldens each member to become their best selves and achieve success.

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Discover Loyola


The highlight of the spring semester taking place shortly before finals, Loyolapalooza is an annual concert-carnival-Quad-gathering ...

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Life at Loyola

A place to call home

No matter where our graduates go or how long it has been, Loyola will always be a place that Hounds call home.

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Around Campus

Sustainability at Loyola University Maryland

A Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts university, Loyola University Maryland is committed to environmental sustainability on campus and beyond.

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Around campus

Enjoying the great outdoors—right next door

A student explores a series of amazing trails that run parallel to Loyola's campus and through 15 Baltimore neighborhoods.

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Life in Baltimore as a Student

With more than 120,000 students at 13 colleges and universities throughout the city, Baltimore is very much a college town.

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Career Preparation

Finding Your Purpose and Your Passion at Loyola

Loyola's motto, Strong Truths Well Lived, encourages students to connect their passions to pathways and develop the skills and experience ...

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Life at Loyola

A Holistic Student Experience

Loyola’s student experience and educational approach develops the mind, body, and spirit.

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Campus Life

Student Life at Loyola

No matter what your interests are, Loyola has so many opportunities, clubs, activities, and events and traditions for students to get ...

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Spirit and Traditions

The Greyhound Nation

Loyola’s diverse, welcoming, dynamic community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and its long-time traditions and school spirit are ...

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Greyhounds Athletics

Loyola's 18 Division I teams compete in the Patriot League and benefit from dedicated coaches, world-class facilities, and fan engagement.

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Life at Loyola

Living on Campus

Loyola’s campus—ranked No. 1 in Maryland and among the Best College Campuses in America—provides students all the benefits of an urban ...

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Around Campus

12 reasons Loyola’s campus is ranked the most beautiful in the country

From an idyllic Quad and perennially ranked dorms to great coffee spots and unbeatable access to nearby hiking trails, it’s no wonder ...

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Living on Campus

Benefits of living on campus

A student shares seven reasons why Greyhounds love calling the Evergreen campus home

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Life at Loyola

A day in the virtual life of a college student

A Loyola student describes her typical day of virtual college, and shares how she makes time for self-enrichment and trying new things ...

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Beyond the Classroom

Benefits of attending a small, liberal arts college

Five students share their take on the college experience at Loyola—a university large enough for countless opportunities, but small enough ...

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Community Engagement

Addressing Food Insecurity in Baltimore

Loyola’s student-run F.E.D. program fights food insecurity in Baltimore and reduces food waste on campus

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Student Reflection

Adapting to a virtual semester

Kate McLane, ’22, reflects on an unprecedented college semester as she learned, interned, and connected from home during COVID-19.

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Beyond the Classroom

6 things I learned from an online semester

A Loyola student shares six of her biggest takeaways from her fully online fall semester during her senior year, due to COVID-19.

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Your first year


Learn about Loyola's distinctive first-year experience: a living learning program for new students.

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Discover Loyola

Student experience

The Loyola experience goes far beyond classes to extracurricular activities, beloved annual events, bonding with peers over a good meal, ...

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Advising and Support

Evergreens: Your personal guides to life at Loyola

Loyola student leaders support and guide students through their first-year experience.

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Campus Life

A day in the life of a Loyola student

A typical day at Loyola is anything but average. Get a sense for life as a Greyhound as Margaret, a current student, documents her typical ...

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Love every second

See what makes Loyola students passionate about their time at Loyola and leads to lifelong memories and friendships.

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Student Clubs

Ukulele Choir

At Loyola, students discover new passions, like the ukulele, and learn things they never knew about themselves in the process.

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Spirit and Traditions

Loyolapalooza: Loyola's annual springtime festival

Loyola's annual springtime festival is one of the most popular campus events of the year.

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ALANA Mentor Program

Laying the foundation for the Loyola experience

Loyola’s ALANA Mentor Program fosters leadership, mentorship, and sense of belonging.

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Loyola Ready

8 important life lessons I learned at Loyola

A recent grad shares how her Loyola experience has prepared her for life. All of it.

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Spirit and Traditions

10 reasons to love Loyola

There are many, many reasons to love the Loyola experience. Here are just 10.

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Greyhound guide to Baltimore

Baltimore is alive with arts, culture, food, history, sports, and the more than 160,000 college students who live and learn here.

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Life at Loyola

Transferring to Loyola University Maryland

At Loyola University Maryland, transfer students find a welcoming community abound with opportunities.

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12 reasons why Loyola’s Commencement is better than Preakness

For as long as we can remember, Greyhounds have shared their graduation day with the Preakness Stakes.

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Around Campus

Home sweet home

The Linnane Alumni House provides a gathering place for all Greyhounds—past, present, and future.

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Be inspired by Baltimore

Reflections on discovering the ever-surprising city of Baltimore as a Loyola student.

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Springtime in Baltimore

A student shares his list of top five things for Loyola students to do when the weather turns warm in Baltimore.

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BSA Fashion Show

Loyola's annual BSA Fashion Show fuses fashion and music with cultural themes.

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Around Campus

Campus canopy

More than just a picturesque place for the college experience, Loyola's Evergreen campus is also an accredited arboretum.

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Student Clubs

Making an impact through Spectrum

Why being involved in a club that impacts campus culture matters to students.

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Academic Opportunities

Waiting in the wings

Student troupes explore the world of theater, and gain production experience, and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's ...

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Student Clubs

Outdoor Adventure Experience

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone: a student’s story.

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Finding peace within

Campus Ministry’s robust retreat programs offer students reflection and rest.

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Beyond the Classroom

Getting involved

Life at Loyola goes way beyond classes, textbooks, and study groups. From our many clubs (such as ukulele club) to cheering on the ...

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Life at Loyola

Residence halls

Loyola’s residence halls are spacious, modern, fully furnished double-room and apartment–style homes. They provide all the comforts of ...

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Student Clubs

Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Loyola University Maryland unites the community to better the lives of those affected by cancer.

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Discover Charm City

Nicknamed “Charm City”—and for good reason—Baltimore offers culture, sports, food, music, and more, providing an amazing backdrop for the ...

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Field Experience

Finding life-changing work in a local elementary school

Connecting passions to pathways changed the course of a student's academic path, career goals, and life.

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Spirit and Traditions

Spiritual life

Loyola welcomes persons of all faiths to join our community of scholars.

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Faith at Loyola

Spiritual development is fostered at Loyola as Greyhounds engage with and explore diverse faith traditions.

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Advising and Support

7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A student shares seven ways her first-year experience was enhanced by the people and programs at Loyola.

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Discover Loyola

Hounds in the hot seat

We put our students on the spot to ask them the not-so-tough question "Why Loyola?"

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Discover Loyola

Why Loyola?

Students take to campus to find out why 4,000 undergrads are proud to be Greyhounds.