Through The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard, Loyola’s campus has been reimagined. This game-changing initiative has transformed Xavier Center into a 21st-century liturgical, educational and special events space as well as the gateway to the western end of campus. Renamed Caruso Hall for Board Chair, past parent and Loyola benefactor Rick Caruso and his wife Tina, the new building has transformed the western footprint of our 21-acre, century-old campus.
The 26,188 sq. ft. Caruso Hall will be used for more than 200 events a year. It includes: a dedicated sacristy to service liturgies; hidden retractable walls that transform the Grand Hall into three separate rooms, multiplying the space of what can be offered on campus; state-of-the art integrated communications and AV equipment; a full-service banquet kitchen, capable of serving 800 guests; a multi-purpose student kitchen; and ADA-compliant restrooms.
The Campaign not only was instrumental in its envisioning Caruso Hall, it enhanced Hayden Circle as well. Anchored by Loyola and Ruppert Hall, Hayden Circle welcomes our community with a front entrance that includes wrought iron gates that harken back to Loyola’s original blueprints, spanning the entrance to the school. At the Circle, the newly built Grad-at-Grad Walkway showcases the attributes Loyola students aspire to have once they graduate: Open to Growth, Intellectually Distinguished, Religious, Loving, Committed to Justice and Developing as a Leader. And, the adjoining Marian Garden creates a space for reflection and spirituality, a special place where faculty can gather and alumni trade stories.
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