Loyola Marymount Photo Tour

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Loyola Marymount Photo Tour

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Loyola Marymount University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Loyola Marymount University is a private nonprofit Roman Catholic university affiliated with the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Founded in 1911 as St. Vincent’s College, LMU sits atop a hill overlooking Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey in Los Angeles, California. With over 9,000 students, it is one of the largest Roman Catholic universities on the West Coast.

LMU is sponsored by the religious orders of the Society of Jesus, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange. The Jesuit community of LMU is the largest in California.

Loyola Marymount is home to seven schools: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Business Administration, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, School of Education, School of Film and Television, and Loyola Law School.

The LMU Lions compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. The official school colors are blue and crimson.

To learn about admission to LMU, check out the Loyola Marymount profile and the GPA, SAT and ACT graph for LMU admissions.

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View of Los Angeles from Loyola Marymount

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View of LA from Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Loyola Marymount campus sits atop a bluff in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles. The campus’s convenient location is just minutes away from LAX, as well as popular LA attractions like Hollywood, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Beverley Hills, and of course, the Pacific Ocean.

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Sculpture Garden at Loyola Marymount

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Sculpture Garden at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Sculpture Garden is an ideal place on campus for enjoying panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Located next to Sacred Heart Chapel, the garden features multiple sculptures depicting religious figures, including the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima, which was sculpted in 1953.

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Sacred Heart Chapel at Loyola Marymount

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Sacred Heart Chapel at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Spanish gothic Sacred Heart Chapel was built in 1953. Today it is the most notable piece of architecture on campus as it sits atop the highest point of the bluff. It has a seating capacity of 800. The Regents Memorial Tower was donated by the class of 1962.

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Sunken Gardens at Loyola Marymount

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Sunken Gardens at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Between Regents Terrace and Sacred Heart Chapel, the Sunken Gardens is one of four large grass areas not reserved for athletics on the LMU campus. However, it is the most iconic given its proximity to Sacred Heart Chapel. It is not uncommon to see students relaxing on the field in between classes, or to see weddings during the warmer months.

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St. Roberts Hall at Loyola Marymount

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St. Roberts Hall at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Bordering the Sunken Gardens, across from Xavier Hall, St. Roberts Hall was one of the first academic halls on the LMU campus. Completed in 1929, St. Roberts Hall was named after St. Robert Bellarmine, who was a theologian for Loyola Marymount. The hall houses classrooms, the offices of the Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Dean of the School of Film and Television. The Center for Service and Action, LMU’s community service organization, is located in the annex of St. Roberts Hall.

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Regents Terrace at Loyola Marymount

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Regents Terrace at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

At the heart of campus, Regents Terrace acts as the entrance to the Alumni Mall, which leads to the Von der Ahe Building, the Foley Center, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, and the Communication Arts Building. Student fairs take place on Regents Terrace weekly.

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Malone Student Center at Loyola Marymount

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Malone Student Center at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Malone Student Center, named in honor of Lorenzo M. Malone, a former Dean of Students, was completed in 1958. The center is the primary facility for all student activity on campus. The Department of Student Life, Associated Student offices, Campus Ministry Center, Career Development Services, Ethnic and Intercultural Services, and student dining are located inside the center. An outdoor student plaza features a small café.

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Foley Center at Loyola Marymount

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Foley Center at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Located along Alumni Mall, The Edward T. Foley Building is home to Strub Theater, LMU’s primary performance venue, and the Theater department. The building’s high arches were designed to mirror those of Sacred Heart Chapel’s. Strub Theatre is a modern proscenium arch style playhouse. With a capacity of 180, Strub Theater hosts two or three productions per year.

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Von der Ahe Building at Loyola Marymount

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Von der Ahe Building at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Von der Ahe building was previously LMU’s primary library. Today, it stands as the welcome center to the university. The building is home to the university’s Undergraduate Admissions office, Student Financial Services, Study Abroad, Financial Aid, and the Office of the Registrar.

Renovated in 2009, the building is also home to the university’s bookstore and the Alumni Center, which holds annual networking events for students.

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Communication Arts Building at Loyola Marymount

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Communication Arts Building at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Along Alumni Mall, the College of Communication and Fine Arts offers degree programs in the following departments: Art History, Communication Studies, Dance, Interdisciplinary Applied Programs, Marital and Family Therapy, Music, Studio Arts, and Theatre Arts.

The building is also home to the Laband Art Gallery. Completed in 1984, the gallery produces three student exhibitions per year, including the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

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Seaver College of Science and Engineering at LMU

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Seaver College of Science and Engineering at LMU (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Seaver College of Science and Engineering is located along Alumni Mall. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the following departments: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil Engineering & Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Health & Human Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.

Seaver College is home to the Health and Human Sciences’ Performance Lab. The lab participates in clinical testing, health fitness, and performance assessment. The Center for Urban Resilience is a joint venture with Seaver College of Science and Engineering that participates in ecological research in the Ballona Marsh, which is located at the bottom of the bluff LMU sits atop.

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Burns Recreation Center at Loyola Marymount

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Burns Recreation Center at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Located next to Gersten Pavilion, Burns Recreation Center is one of the newest additions to Leavey campus. The facility features an Olympic-sized swimming, indoor multi-purpose courts, outdoor tennis courts, a cardio and weight-lifting area, as well as lockers, showers, and an on-site pro-shop called Finish Line. Burns is also home to multiple studios, which are used throughout the year for Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Boot Camp, and Martial Arts.

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Gersten Pavilion at Loyola Marymount

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Gersten Pavilion at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Gersten Pavilion is home to the LMU Lions Basketball and Volleyball teams. Built in 1981, this multi-purpose arena holds over 4,000 seats. Gersten Pavilion is also a part-time practice arena for the Los Angeles Lakers. Amongst alumni, Gersten Pavilion is also known as “Hank’s House,” in honor of LMU basketball star Hank Gathers, who died during a men’s basketball game.

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Hilton Center for Business at LMU

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Hilton Center for Business at LMU (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Hilton Center for Business is home to the College of Business Administration. Completed in 1996, the building is named in honor of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. CBA was founded in 1911, and today, it is home to 5,000 undergraduate, 2,000 graduate, and 1,000 law school students.

CBA offers undergraduate major programs in Accounting, Applied Information Management Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The school also offers a Masters of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration. The Center for Ethics and Business is located inside the Hilton Center. The Center aims to provide an environment for the discussion of issues related to the costs and rewards of conducting business ethically.

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Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount

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Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Since 2009 Hannon Library has been LMU’s central library. Located next to the Hilton Center for Business, the three-story is one of the newest buildings on campus, with its iconic circular architecture.

The first floor is home to a media lounge and café, the circulation desk, and two electronic classrooms. The second and third floor are home to a majority of the library’s collections, as well as group study rooms, private study desks, and computer labs. The Von der Ahe suite, which hosts the library’s programs and events, is also located on the third floor.

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McKay Hall at Loyola Marymount

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McKay Hall at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

McKay Hall is the largest dormitory building on campus. Home to over 300 students, McKay is a typical underclassmen residence hall with single and double occupancy rooms. The building is named in honor of Raymunde McKay, who was president of Marymount College when it joined with Loyola University in 1973.

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Hannon Apartments at Loyola Marymount

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Hannon Apartments at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Located on the south end of campus, Hannon is LMU’s largest apartment complex. Students, mainly upperclassmen, live in double occupancy rooms in a two-bedroom suite, with a private bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

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McCarthy Hall at Loyola Marymount

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McCarthy Hall at Loyola Marymount (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Atop a bluff overlooking Marina Del Rey, this four-story building is one of the newest on-campus residence halls. Home to over 200 sophomores, McCarthy Hall features suite-style rooms with private bathrooms. The residence hall is located next to Hannon Library and neighbors LMU’s on-campus apartments, including halls Leavey 4, 5 and 6.

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Whelan Hall and Desmond Hall at LMU

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Whelan Hall and Desmond Hall at LMU (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Whelan Hall and Desmond Hall are two first-year residence halls that comprise the Del Rey North student housing area in the Northeast corner of campus. Whelan is a traditional-style first-year dormitory. Each room houses two students, and there is a communal bathroom on each floor. In the center of this residential area are The Bird’s Nest, a small café, and Founders Pavilion, which features a WOW Wings hot wing shop and a C-store, LMU’s convenience store.

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