Loyola University Chicago

Conference Services

Lake Shore Campus


Located in Rogers Park, along the shores of Lake Michigan, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus is conveniently located 7 miles north of downtown Chicago and within steps of public transportation. As a premier conference center and meeting facility, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus is the perfect setting for a wide range of gatherings, including meetings, conferences, seminars, and special events. Our campus presents a multitude of elegant venues, such as ballrooms, electronic classrooms, tiered auditoriums, and versatile multi-purpose rooms, all designed to cater to your needs. Elevate your experience with our technology services and indulge in gourmet catering options, conveniently delivered to any meeting space on campus. Moreover, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus is proud to be recognized by the state of Illinois with gold campus sustainability distinction, our campus embodies our dedication to a greener future, with 7 LEED certified buildings and the largest number of green roofs among Midwest campuses.

Whether you are organizing a corporate or association meeting, a youth conference, a religious gathering, or a private event, Loyola provides a range of meeting and event spaces that will suit your needs. Our venues, spanning from historic art-deco spaces to contemporary settings, offer a variety of sizes, styles, and layouts, all accompanied by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Additionally, Loyola Conference Services offers residential housing accommodations during the summer months at our Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park and year-round at our Water Tower Campus in the vibrant Gold Coast neighborhood.

For more information, to schedule a site visit, or to book your next event, please contact us at conferences@luc.edu or 773.508.3888.  

Coffey Hall—McCormick Lounge
This newly renovated multi-purpose room boasts sparkling lake views and brand-new amenities including carpeting, furniture, and decor. Fully electronic with a built-in sound system, McCormick Lounge is one of Loyola’s most sought-after new venues.
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Crown Center
Built in 1984 and just steps from Lake Michigan, the Crown Center offers breathtaking views of the lake and is a popular venue for wedding receptions and social events. Adjacent to the lobby is a 245-seat auditorium, beautiful outdoor patio, and two conference rooms.
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Damen Student Center
The Arnold J. Damen, S.J., Student Center was built in April 2013 and boasts over a dozen lounge spaces and conference rooms, a cinema, a sports pub, a dining hall, food courts, and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Damen Student Center is Silver LEED-certified and serves as the hub for many student activities and campus events.
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Flanner Hall
One of Loyola’s traditional auditoriums, Flanner Hall is mostly utilized for lectures and professional development. The venue features tiered seating and tablet desks with a built-in projection screen. Adjacent to the auditorium is an open lobby, ideal for receptions.
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Gentile Arena  
The Gentile Arena in the Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is Loyola's largest rentable venue on the Lake Shore Campus. Home to Loyola's Ramblers, this athletic arena can be set up for athletic events of up to 4,200 guests as well as a multi-purpose event venue for galas and large conferences. 
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Institute of Environmental Sustainability
The new Institute of Environmental Sustainability is a Gold LEED-certified facility and includes several classrooms, meeting rooms, a clean energy lab, an urban agricultural greenhouse, and a green café. It shares common spaces with San Francisco Hall, one of Loyola's newest residence halls.
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Mundelein Center—Jo Ann Rooney Hall
Formerly Mundelein College, the Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts is a historic building featuring 14 floors, stained-glass windows, and Art Deco accents. The building includes a 700-seat auditorium and a multitude of electronic classrooms that make it a popular location for large conferences.
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Mundelein Center—Palm Court
One of Loyola's newest venues on the Lake Shore Campus, this atrium space can be found on the 4th floor of the Mundelein Center and boasts lake views and an abundance of natural light. Coupled with a wrap-around outdoor terrace, this is one of Loyola's most sought-after venues for smaller wedding receptions and special events.
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Quinlan Life Sciences
The Quinlan Life Sciences Building is a state-of-the-art facility that is centrally located next to the main parking structure. The facility features a modern auditorium seating 199 guests and electronic conference rooms.
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Sullivan Center—Galvin Auditorium
One of the more modern auditoriums on the Lake Shore Campus, Galvin Auditorium is contemporary in design and layout. Located on the ground level of the Sullivan Center for Student Services, the venue features tiered seating, a built-in sound system, a projection screen, and a computer station. Adjacent to the auditorium is a lobby that can be utilized for pre/post-function space.
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