Loyola University Maryland

IgnatianQ Conference

Plan Your Visit

Things to Pack

  • Clothing that reps your college/university to wear on Saturday!

  • Materials, flyers, t-shirts, swag that highlights the work your campus is doing for the LGBTQPIA+ community to show off at Saturday’s networking lunch

  • Your Do-Over-Prom Outfit. Wear what you feel comfortable in!

  • Weather appropriate essentials. Temperatures will be anywhere from mid-30’s to low 50’s. Bring layers. And, bring an umbrella – rain is likely.

  • If you are staying in on-campus housing for the conference, please also remember to bring linens, pillow, blanket, towels, and any toiletries/shower gear you need.

Check-In/Registration

Friday, Feb 9 – 4:00pm-8:00pm

Check-in on Friday will be on the Humanities Porch & in Hug Lounge.  The Humanities Building in on the east end of the main quad.  Originally a Tudor-style home, the Humanities Building is a fixture on Loyola’s campus.  Follow signs from Jenkins Lot or ask anyone on campus to point you towards the Humanities Porch.

Saturday, Feb 10 – 8:00am-8:30am

For those arriving on Saturday, Extended Check-In will take place outside of the 4th Floor Programming Room in the student center.   Follow signs from Jenkins Lot or ask anyone on campus to point you towards Boulder (our dining hall) and take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor.  
A note for those staying in on-campus housing: You will receive your key when you check-in for the conference.  A member of the host committee will walk you to your residence hall room.  If you are arriving to campus before 4:00pm on Friday, please e-mail Tim Cherney – tdcherney@loyola.edu to make arrangements to receive your key upon arrival.

Getting to and from Campus

Traveling By Car/Rideshare:

The easiest point of entry for the conference will be through the Jenkins Visitor Parking Lot.   When ordering a rideshare service or entering an address for directions, the closest street address would be:

140 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21218

Parking:

The most convenient parking lot for the conference will also be the Jenkins Visitor Parking Lot.  If you are arriving on Friday, please provide the name of your college/university as well as the name of one of the registrants in your vehicle to the gate attendee.  Once they verify you are attending the conference, they will raise the gate.  Parking in Jenkins Lot will be free for conference participants.

Parking on Saturday and Sunday are also available free of charge, but on a first come, first serve basis as there will not be a gate attendee over the weekend.  You should be able to find parking in Jenkins Lot, but overflow parking is also available in the Butler Parking Lot.  To access the Butler Parking Lot, exit Jenkins and turn left (east) on to E. Cold Spring Lane.  Make an immediate left at the next light (Millbrook Rd.)  Follow Millbrook onto campus until it ends into the Butler Parking Lot.

Saturday and Sunday Morning Shuttles:

For those attendees who are traveling by bus, train, or plane, we want to help reduce some of the costs of getting to and from campus from your hotel.  On Saturday and Sunday mornings, a Loyola Shuttle will be making the following stops at our two Conference Hotels:

Saturday, Feb 10
7:30am – Pick-up at Radisson at Cross Keys 
7:45am – Drop off at Loyola – Jenkins Lot
8:00am – Pick-up at DoubleTree Inn at the Colonnade 
8:15am -  Drop off at Loyola – Jenkins Lot

Conference check-in is between 8:00am-8:30am

Sunday, Feb 11
7:00am – Pick-up at Radisson at Cross Keys 
7:15am – Drop off at Loyola – Jenkins Lot
7:30am – Pick-up at DoubleTree Inn at the Colonnade
7:45am -  Drop off at Loyola – Jenkins Lot

  Conference Breakfast is between 7:30am-8:15am

Call a Qber!

For those traveling by bus, train, or plane, we’re offering transportation at certain times throughout the conference to get participants back to their hotels or even to some local restaurants on Saturday. Text 410.575.3717 during the times below for a pick-up or drop-off:

Friday, Feb 9
4:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, Feb 10
6:00pm-9:00pm
11:00pm-Midnight

Sunday, Feb 11
12:30pm-1:30pm

Food

The following meals/snacks are included in each participant's registration fee:

  • Breakfast - Saturday, Feb 10 @ 8:00am-8:30am
  • Lunch - Saturday, Feb 10 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Late Night Snacks - Saturday, Feb 10 @ 8:00pm-11:00pm
  • Breakfast - Sunday, Feb 11 @ 7:30am-8:15am

For all other meals, we encourage delegations to explore local Baltimore restaurants in the neighborhoods adjacent to Loyola.   Below are some of the host committee's favorite places.  Additionally, the Loyola's dining hall (Boulder Gardens) will be open to conference participants throughout the weekend.  Each "All You Care to Eat" meal is $13.00 per person.  (Concerned about meal costs? E-mail ignatianQ@loyola.edu and we will connect with you about ways we can assist.)

Weekends are busy nights for most area restaurants.  We recommend making reservations as soon as possible.

Nailah's $$

Traditional and contemporary Senegalese cuisine in a newly designed fine dining atmosphere.
5722 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Reservations: Call 443.461.5600

Flight Restaurant and Bar $$

Neighborhood American/Caribbean fusion restaurant with some vegan and vegetarian options. Limited seating.
5723 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Reservations: Call 410.978.8190

Toss $$

Quaint pizzeria offering elevated versions of classic pies, sandwiches, pastas & salads.  Vegan and gluten free options are available.  Limited seating.
5716 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

The Food Market $$$

Approachable, serious comfort food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space.
1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
Reservations: Opentable.com

Golden West Cafe $$

American cuisine and Southwest comfort food with a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options sourced from local producers.
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
Reservations: Not accepted on weekends for groups under 10.  Call ahead seating: 410.889.8891

Wicked Sisters $$

New American cuisine in a quaint tavern atmosphere
3845 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
Reservations: Opentable.com

R. House $$

Can your group not decide where to eat?  Try this 350-seat food hall that serves as a launch pad for local Baltimore chefs.  From Korean BBQ to fried chicken sandwiches and Venezuelan arepas to Mediterranean street food, we're confident there will be something for each member of your group to enjoy.  
301 W 29th St, Baltimore MD, 21211
Reservations: Not available (but it is a 350-seat food hall with booths and community tables.)

Mt. Washington Tavern $$

Large menu and plenty of seating, this American fare restaurant has been a local staple since 1979.
5700 Newbury Street, Baltimore MD, 21209
Reservations: Online

Lodging