Loyola University Maryland was named for St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, who served as a soldier before he formed the Jesuits. It was, in fact, while recovering from wounds, that he experienced his conversion and embraced life with a new purpose. One of his well-known prayers includes the lines, “Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will.”
Through your military service, you have already given and not counted the cost. You have labored and not asked for any reward. Now, as a university student, you are focusing on your education, which will strengthen you for the future and position you to find personal and professional success, while also serving others in new ways.
I hope that, at Loyola, you will find that the Jesuit mission of cura personalis—or care for the whole person—along with the relationships you'll develop with our talented and dedicated faculty and staff, and with engaged students and alumni, will offer you opportunities for exceptional learning and career advancement.
As you transition to university life, please be assured that Loyola offers a range of programs and resources to support you and help you thrive both academically and socially. A guide to these services is available through this website.
Best wishes for your success at Loyola, and, on behalf of our entire university community, please accept our deepest gratitude for your service to our nation.
Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.