Originally built as a residence for the Jesuits, Loyola Hall was constructed in 1963 and dedicated in the honor of St. Ignatius Loyola on Sept. 11, 1965. Now, this residence hall is home to more than 300 upperclassmen, the Health Center and a new fitness studio. Located between St. Joseph Chapel and Millard Art Center, Loyola is supervised by nine Resident Assistants (RAs), one Head Resident Assistant (HRA), and one Community Development Coordinator (CDC).
In Loyola, there is a study room on each floor, a community kitchen, wireless internet access, vending machines, a coin and Crusader OneCard operated laundry facility, and a social room which can be used for impromptu meetings, social gatherings, and programs. Throughout the year, student organizations utilize the Loyola Ballroom for large scale events. Although Loyola is known for its quiet community, residents can expect a variety of programs hosted by the RAs and House Council such as ice cream socials, and coffee houses.
Loyola is appealing to upperclassmen because each room has a private bathroom, and offers a variety of living arrangements to accommodate doubles, triples, and four- and five-person suites. In each room you will find one desk, desk chair, desk lamp, dresser, and bed per occupant. Most two-person rooms are approximately 10' x 20' and are fully carpeted. Every room has a window and fire-retardant drapes. Since the twin beds are extra long, "college size" sheets are recommended.
The exercise machines in Loyola Fitness Studio — including nine treadmills, five ellipticals, five stationary bikes, and two adaptive motion trainers — all have large, 12-inch interactive screens, with cable and entertainment access for iPods and MP3 players. The five stationary bicycles include one recumbent bike and two interactive bikes which users can experience different “terrains” and “race” with each other. The facility also features a 17-piece Nautilus system and an area for stretching.
Here is a floor plan for a typical room in Loyola Hall. Click on floor plan for a large view.