The Christmas spirit is evident all throughout Loyola in gestures both large and small such as a surprise visit from Santa, acts of service and beautiful popup student performances in the halls.
Despite a year defined by difficulty, students, faculty and staff members at Loyola found wonderful ways to celebrate the season:
Sponsored by Sophomore Student Council, students bought $1 Candy Grams in the Piazza for the opportunity to deliver fun notes to friends. Proceeds were donated to Loyola's Gonzaga Christmas Drive.
Better Together offered Ramblers the opportunity to create Christmas cards for the residents at Misericordia.
A holiday marathon of Friends took place during flex periods in the East Gym. Many thanks to Junior Student Council which selected the episodes shown.
The ever-popular Tacky Christmas Sweater Day was a blast as students and teachers donned their holiday best (or worst).
Santa Claus, his elf, and even the Grinch greeted students arriving at school and waved to parents as they unloaded their carpools.
Student Council organized a socially distant Christmas Karaoke hosted in the East Gym. Each time students recorded their performance on Instagram Reels and used the hashtag #CarolForACause, $10 was donated to Feeding America.
Members of Women in STEAM sent virtual cards to children at Lurie Children's Hospital. Members of both Senior and Freshman Student Councils created cards for residents in nursing homes typically visited by our Arrupe Program.
Senior Student Council organized a Senior Secret Santa where they surprised each other with kind gestures or small gifts.
Student Activities gave out 44 gingerbread house kits, and students shared images of their creations for the Gingerbread House Contest.
UniDos and Campus Ministry invited the Rambler community to join with Christo Rey to celebrate Las Posadas which celebrates the journey of Joseph and Mary before the birth of Jesus.
The St. Nick's Drive collected hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and gift cards for Catholic Charities.
Beautiful popup performances by Loyola's Honors Orchestra class and the Guitar Class spread holiday cheer throughout the halls.
The Loyola Lights Project, a map of Loyola family homes decorated to rival the Griswolds', provided a COVID-safe Christmas driving-tour. View our current map of lights you can visit!