Grad, Prof. & Adult Student Life at Loyola University Chicago

Grad, Prof. & Adult Student Life at Loyola University Chicago Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Life is dedicated to supporting a vibrant student life and community for all schools at Loyola University Chicago.

We are located in the Terry Student Center (TSC) on the Water Tower Campus.

Mission: Water Tower Campus Life is a collaborative unit building community at Loyola University Chicago’s dynamic, urban campus in the heart of Chicago. We provide and promote transformative and diverse experiences that empower students to live out our Jesuit values. VISION As we strive to enhance the student experience at the Water Tower Campus, we envision that our campus will become a place where... • All students – be they graduate or undergraduate, commuter or residential, transfer, returning or part-time – feel truly welcomed and a valued part of the community. • A sense of pride is felt and is shared by all Loyolans. • Students engage in opportunities with a focus on Urban Issues in which they experience, examine and come to appreciate diverse perspectives. VALUES Together, as members of the Water Tower Campus Life unit, we strive to exemplify the following values: • Hospitality: We embrace the practice of showing respect and generosity of spirit for all who enter through our doors. • Service: Recognizing that our gifts are to be used in the service of others, we believe that it is essential to connect with and give back to the wider community. • Holistic Education: Appreciating the multi-dimensional development of our students, we provide a well-rounded program of opportunities for growth. • Faith and Spiritual Development: Honoring our Jesuit, Roman Catholic Tradition, we foster a safe and welcoming space where all are invited to express and explore their beliefs as they develop an adult spirituality. • Diversity: We embrace difference and diversity in all forms and will strive to continuously be a safe space where we all learn about ourselves in the process of learning about others.

Operating as usual

The Wellness Center is hosting a Study Day to assist with finals stress! Check out the following activities hosted on We...
12/09/2020

The Wellness Center is hosting a Study Day to assist with finals stress! Check out the following activities hosted on Wednesday, December 9th!

In this time of reflecting, what you are grateful for? Happy Holidays!
11/25/2020

In this time of reflecting, what you are grateful for?

Happy Holidays!

The President’s Medallion tradition started more than 50 years ago to honor extraordinary Loyola University Chicago stud...
11/20/2020

The President’s Medallion tradition started more than 50 years ago to honor extraordinary Loyola University Chicago students. These students extend the legacy of our Jesuit, Catholic mission as traced from Loyola’s founder and first president, Father Arnold Damen, and extending through his twenty-three successors. In our 150th Anniversary Year, these honorees serve as beacons of hope and talent for the future of our communities and the world.

Every year, the university honor one student from each of our colleges and schools. This year’s recipients represent many fields of study and diverse background. They have in common commitment to our mission as demonstrated by superlative talent, high integrity, and deep compassion.

Highlighted below are those recipients who are graduate, professional, and adult students!

Lauren Hindt, The Graduate School
Diana Guitierrez, Institute of Pastoral Studies
Chad Kingsburg, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Ryan Evans, School of Education
Rebecca Bavlsik, School of Law
Marissa Latini, School of Social Work
Herbert Stride, Stritch School of Medicine

For a full listing of all of the recipients visit, https://www.luc.edu/presidents-medallion/2020-2021/

It's tomorrow! Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life invites you be in community for Friendsgiving 2020.  Come joi...
11/20/2020

It's tomorrow!

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life invites you be in community for Friendsgiving 2020. Come join your peers and share what we are grateful for. All of household is invited!

Friday, November 20th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register at https://tinyurl.com/gpafriendsgiving

In the third episode of MIND.BODY.SOUL series, hear from members of Loyola's Anti-Racism Initiative on steps taken as we...
11/18/2020

In the third episode of MIND.BODY.SOUL series, hear from members of Loyola's Anti-Racism Initiative on steps taken as well as future goals to address systemic racism, and work toward authentic change in our community, in the academy, and in our society.

TOPIC: RACIAL JUSTICE
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 12:30 to 1:00pm
Registration Link: https://luc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yXNKHXloQCOZTPByzmHBVw

Friendsgiving 2020    Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life invites you be in community for Friendsgiving 2020.  C...
11/14/2020

Friendsgiving 2020

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life invites you be in community for Friendsgiving 2020. Come join your peers and share what we are grateful for. All of household is invited!

Friday, November 20th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register at https://tinyurl.com/gpafriendsgiving

Closed Quarters: Navigating Family and Creating Boundaries during COVID-19Monday, November 16th from 4:30pm to 5:30pmReg...
11/13/2020

Closed Quarters: Navigating Family and Creating Boundaries during COVID-19

Monday, November 16th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Register: Tinyurl.com/wellnessboundaries

Sponsored by The Wellness Center

Tomorrow!! The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) and the Department of Student Diversity & Multicu...
11/11/2020

Tomorrow!!

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) and the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) invite all Loyola students, faculty, and staff that identify as Black or from the African Diaspora to participate in a Community Circle regarding the Black Rambler Experience. Information about Circles and how to sign up for this upcoming experience are below. Please share widely.

The purpose of this Circle is to provide a space for the Black community at Loyola to process how we're doing as a community navigating a pandemic, racial injustice, post-election implications, holidays, and an upcoming finals season.

Using the structured process of a Community Circle, the aim is to share with each other, to listen, and to support others. Circles are not a training, but rather, utilize the restorative justice framework to encourage sharing and forward moving discourse. Circles assist in creating a space for dialogue that can help address difficult situations and repair harm. For more information about Circle practices, please visit the OSCCR website.

This Circle will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, November 12th at 12:00 PM CST. Please feel free to join when you can and leave when you have to. Registration is required at: tinyurl.com/brccpart3

For questions, reach out to any of the following staff:
Willie Gore, [email protected]
James Thomas, [email protected]

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) and the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affa...
11/07/2020

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) and the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) invite all Loyola students, faculty, and staff that identify as Black or from the African Diaspora to participate in a Community Circle regarding the Black Rambler Experience. Information about Circles and how to sign up for this upcoming experience are below. Please share widely.

The purpose of this Circle is to provide a space for the Black community at Loyola to process how we're doing as a community navigating a pandemic, racial injustice, post-election implications, holidays, and an upcoming finals season.

Using the structured process of a Community Circle, the aim is to share with each other, to listen, and to support others. Circles are not a training, but rather, utilize the restorative justice framework to encourage sharing and forward moving discourse. Circles assist in creating a space for dialogue that can help address difficult situations and repair harm. For more information about Circle practices, please visit the OSCCR website.

This Circle will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, November 12th at 12:00 PM CST. Please feel free to join when you can and leave when you have to. Registration is required at: tinyurl.com/brccpart3

For questions, reach out to any of the following staff:
Willie Gore, [email protected]
James Thomas, [email protected]

Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday to honor, pray, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away. The Latino ...
11/07/2020

Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday to honor, pray, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away. The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), in collaboration with Health Sciences Ministry and Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life are celebrating the legacy of our loved ones for Día de los Muertos this entire week.

Nikki Windisch, Stritch School of Medicine
The last time that I saw my Opa, I gave him raspberries and told him that I loved him very much. He was suffering from bladder cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and he passed away two weeks later. Raspberries will always be a reminder of my sweet Opa's love!
My Opa loved the song "Eidelweiss" and sang it often. On my first day of my surgery rotation, I was so nervous, and in the OR, my attending randomly had "Eidelweiss" on his OR playlist! I was filled with peace and felt like my Opa was watching over me.

Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday to honor, pray, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away. The Latino ...
11/06/2020

Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday to honor, pray, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away. The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), in collaboration with Health Sciences Ministry and Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life are celebrating the legacy of our loved ones for Día de los Muertos this entire week.

Olivia Gyssel, Stritch School of Medicine
Like many Mexican families, we spent our Christmas Eve with all of our tíos, tías, and primos crammed around a dining room table making tamales. Each year we tried to perfect our masa and fill the tamales with extra picadillo without them exploding. After Nana and Papa passed, our family made sure to continue our tamale making tradition. My mom and dad now host our family every year around our dining room table to make tamales and share our favorite memories of Nana and Papa. I miss them everyday but am grateful that I was able to spend my childhood surrounded by such loving abuelos who taught me the importance of family and traditions.

Election Stress Kit!
11/06/2020

Election Stress Kit!

This week remember that you are not alone and that there are ways to cope with election-related stress. If you need support, please call us.

Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday to honor, pray, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away. The Latino ...
11/03/2020

Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday to honor, pray, and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away. The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), in collaboration with Health Sciences Ministry and Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life are celebrating the legacy of our loved ones for Día de los Muertos this entire week.

David Mata, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
"I had the honor of knowing my great grandparents when I still lived in Mexico. Their memories are some of the fondest that I have growing up as a child. My parents are still surprised I remember so much since most of my memories are before I turned 7. Some of the fondest memories that I have of them is watching my great grandmother, Lorenza, who I always called abuelita lencha, make handmade tortillas with my mom, aunts, cousins, and grandmother by the fire as they laughed and smiled. I would always secretly eat the dough and tortillas when they weren’t watching. My great grandmother would always ask me to be helpful and fetch water from a well nearby with my cousins, always struggling to bring them back to their humble home on the mountains. One of my fondest memories of my great grandfather, Luis, was going to the market just to buy me a toy from the little money he had. He always played with me and told so many stories by a fire at night as he sipped on his whiskey. They were the pillars of our family. They instilled unity, honor, work ethic, and boundless encouragement towards a better life. When I moved to the United States I was undocumented. I didn’t know when I would see them again, but always had the hope we would reunite. That moment never came. A reality that many undocumented families continue to live, never reuniting with their loved ones even when they pass. These memories and stories mean everything to me. They are the reason for who I am, where I want to be, and the person I aspire to become. I remember talking on the phone with my great grandmother one time telling her I wanted to be a doctor. She got excited and told me that she hopes someday I would take care of her and get her medication. Little did I know that they both are now taking care of me."

LUC Graduate, Professional, and Adult Council - GPAC
11/02/2020

LUC Graduate, Professional, and Adult Council - GPAC

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Bottle & Bottega is back!  Friday, November 13 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CSTPainting with a twist is coming virtually to you...
10/30/2020

Bottle & Bottega is back!

Friday, November 13 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST
Painting with a twist is coming virtually to your home! Have an artist give you and your peers a paint lesion and paint a Chicago staple. All materials will be shipped to your home. Space is limited, so make sure to register by the deadline of November 4th.

Register by Wednesday, November 4 at: https://tinyurl.com/bottlebottega2020

The Daily Examen, an ancient practice in the Catholic faith tradition, is a technique of prayerful reflection on the eve...
10/30/2020
Ignatian Examen for Civic Life

The Daily Examen, an ancient practice in the Catholic faith tradition, is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern a Direction forward.
In daily prayer with the Ignatian Examen, God meets us where we are, inviting us to places we may not be willing, but need to go. The Ignatian Examen for Civic Life calls us to be contemplatives in action.

An Ignatian Examen for Civic Life from the Ignatian Solidarity Network: https://ignatiansolidarity.net/ignatian-examen-for-civic-life/

The Ignatian Examen for Civic Life calls us to be contemplatives in action. We are invited to talk with God in specific ways about the interrelationship between Gospel values and political engagement.

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life is partnering with the Latino Medical Student Association and Health Science...
10/29/2020

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life is partnering with the Latino Medical Student Association and Health Sciences Campus Ministry to celebrate Día del los Muertos. A virtual ofrenda will be created to celebrate and honor our loved ones.
Please, submit your stories and reflections of your loved ones, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tx2vZWMQQOvKH50TyM3aD0A6iRF1SoU9QwpZol-IKSc/edit?ts=5f8e74e5

Learn more of the history of Día de los Muertos, https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/day-of-the-dead

Many departments and areas within Loyola University Chicago are providing spaces for students, faculty, and staff to lea...
10/29/2020

Many departments and areas within Loyola University Chicago are providing spaces for students, faculty, and staff to learn, process, and be in action this election process. Loyola Votes has the full listing of programs and resources. From prayer services, one on one conversations to processing circles.
Go to: https://www.luc.edu/vote/

Do you find yourself trying to make sense of the political landscape of our country? Do you find yourself puzzled over v...
10/26/2020

Do you find yourself trying to make sense of the political landscape of our country? Do you find yourself puzzled over voter behavior, and how social conversations are shaped during an election? You're not alone!

In the second episode of the MIND.BODY.SOUL webinar series, join a panel of experts who provide their perspective as we inch closer to November 3rd.

Topic: HOW THE U.S. THINKS, TALKS, & ACTS DURING ELECTIONS

When: Thursday October 29, 12:30 to 1:00pm
Register today: https://luc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oTyrkNePTee645V3Egp2Tg

Remember to submit your questions ahead of time, so that the panelists may have a chance to address it.

Tonight! Managing Election ExpectationsDiscuss possible outcomes and game plan how to mange Monday, October 26 5:00pm to...
10/26/2020

Tonight!
Managing Election Expectations

Discuss possible outcomes and game plan how to mange

Monday, October 26
5:00pm to 6:00pm CST

Register at https://bit.ly/35kONSz
Presented by The Law School and The Wellness Center

It is not to late to register!!! Cooking & Self-Care with Chef Mikaela Friday, October 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST Co...
10/22/2020

It is not to late to register!!!

Cooking & Self-Care with Chef Mikaela

Friday, October 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST

Come learn how to make Oreo Truffles while learning about self-care with Chef Mikaela Turner who owns Mikki Chewz. Mikki Chews is a Black and female owned candy with a cause business and a percentage of the proceeds goes towards mental health. All are invited within the household! Ingredients are on your own, but all necessary ingredients are under $6.

Sponsored by Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Life and Health Science Ministry

Register: https://tinyurl.com/cookingselfcare

Managing Election ExpectationsDiscuss possible outcomes and game plan how to mange Monday, October 26 5:00pm to 6:00pm C...
10/22/2020

Managing Election Expectations

Discuss possible outcomes and game plan how to mange

Monday, October 26

5:00pm to 6:00pm CST



Register at https://bit.ly/35kONSz

Presented by The Law School and The Wellness Center

Saul Flores: The Walk of the Immigrants Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through ten countries to document how grueling an...
10/21/2020

Saul Flores: The Walk of the Immigrants

Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through ten countries to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico. The story of his journey, accompanied by a series of photographs, capture the essence of the people, communities, and cultures he encountered along the way.

Thursday, October 29 at 7:00pm CST
Register: https://tinyurl.com/SaulFlores1029

Co-Sponsored by: Arrupe College, Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Life, and School of Social Work

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) invites all Loyola students to participate in the Election S...
10/20/2020

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) invites all Loyola students to participate in the Election Season – “Dialogue in Divisive Times” Community Circle (See attached flyer).

The purpose of this Circle is to create a space to help students engage in dialogue around building and sustaining a strong community amid a divisive election season.

Using the structured process of a Community Circle, the aim is to share with each other, to listen, and to support others in our community. Circles utilize the restorative justice framework to encourage a positive, forward moving discourse. They assist in creating a space for dialogue that can help address difficult situations and repair harm.

This circle will be held Virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Register at https://bit.ly/36iPRZ9

For questions, reach out to Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution Services, Willie Gore ([email protected])

For more information about the Community Circle Series, follow us on Instagram at @LUCCircles

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Pumpkin Carving & PaintingTuesday, October 27 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm CST Let's com...
10/17/2020

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Pumpkin Carving & Painting

Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm CST

Let's come together and crave or paint a pumpkin! This is a family friendly event. Pumpkins will be provide by pick on campus. For those living out of Chicago or state, pumpkin will arranged for pick up at a local store.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/gpapumkin

Cooking & Self-Care with Chef Mikaela Friday, October 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST Come learn how to make Oreo Truffle...
10/16/2020

Cooking & Self-Care with Chef Mikaela

Friday, October 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST

Come learn how to make Oreo Truffles while learning about self-care with Chef Mikaela Turner who owns Mikki Chewz. Mikki Chews is a Black and female owned candy with a cause business and a percentage of the proceeds goes towards mental health. All are invited within the household! Ingredients are on your own, but all necessary ingredients are under $6.

Sponsored by Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Life and Health Science Ministry

Register: https://tinyurl.com/cookingselfcare

Don't miss out on Trivia Night this Monday, October 19th at 6:00pm CST.  There will be prizes! Register at: https://tiny...
10/16/2020

Don't miss out on Trivia Night this Monday, October 19th at 6:00pm CST. There will be prizes!

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/gpatrivia

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Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life under Water Tower Campus Life is committed to supporting graduate students at Loyola University Chicago. We offer resource sessions that serve as a guide to beginning your journey at Loyola University Chicago. We also provide graduate socials, engagement opportunities, leadership opportunities, service opportunities, ministry and spiritual growth support and support groups.

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Hi. I recently received the GPASL survey. There is a hiccup with the survey. I am exclusively at the Lake Shore campus. Questions 4, 5, and 7 require an answer but none of the answers are accurate for my situation. When I try to skip answering those questions, the survey returns the message: Too few answers. I would like to participate but at this point, the information I provide would not be accurate information. I'm sorry to post this here but I could not find an email to which to send this concern.
Join us today at either WTC or LSC for our first community meeting -- SNACKING on the EDGE -- to establish an agenda that will help enhance diversity for graduate students at Loyola University Chicago. All graduate & professional students are welcome.
When is the Halloween party?!🎃👻