Author: Langston Beamer

Loyola Chicago’s Many Gems

Loyola Chicago’s Many Gems

As we all know Loyola is a BEAUTIFUL campus. It seems that there are endless possibilities to hang out and relax on campus. I have spent three amazing years here and during this time I have devoted countless hours exploring many of Loyola’s hidden gems hiding in plain sight. I have compiled a list of my top 5 places to hang out with friends on campus.

5. Damen Student Center

The Damen Student is a wonderful place to hang out with our friends simply due to the fact that at least one of them will be there. Not only is the Damen food court right nearby, you also are right in the middle of all the action of the Lakeshore Campus.

4. Schreiber Center Great Stairs (Water Tower Campus)

The Great Stairs in the Schreiber Center is a great place to relax. Not only are there multiple outlets on each step, each step is long enough so you can have all your friends on the same one. Just like the Damen Student Center you are in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the Quinlan Business School. I would have ranked this higher if the Great Stairs were at the Lakeshore Campus.

3.  Lewis Library (Water Tower Campus)

The Lewis Library located in the Philip H. Corboy Law Center is the only place on the list which is a spot solely dedicated for studying. Not only are you right in the middle of downtown Chicago, the large glass windows which show the vast city skyline are great stress reducers.

2.  Engrained Café

Located in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability Building, this is a student-led restaurant featuring local food is a great spot to meet up with your friends during the evening. While sitting at this location, you will see groups of students having conversations mainly about homework. This place is a great place to get yours done!

1. Ireland’s Pub

I give my top spot to Ireland’s Pub located in the basement of the Damen Student Center. Not only are there giant flat screens, there is a multitude of tables, giant couches, and pool tables. Irelands is a perfect spot to hang with your friends during in time of the day or night.