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50th Anniversary of the Loyola Marymount Merger

The 2023 academic year kicks off the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the merger of Loyola University and Marymount College. Three sponsoring religious communities the Jesuits, R.S.H.M., and C.S. J.’s joined forces in 1973 to form one spectacular educational institution – LMU.

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LMU on Location: Merger Edition

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the merger of Loyola University and Marymount College, President Snyder interviewed Rev. Bob Caro, S.J., Sr. Mary Genino, R.S.H.M., and Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J. to discuss this union and how the distinct charisms, histories, and educational philosophies of our sponsoring orders (the Society of Jesus, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange) came together and continue to thrive as one LMU.

Upcoming Events

Sacred Heart Chapel

Multimedia presentation with Sacred Heart Chapel as Backdrop

In December there will be a very special multimedia and multisensory presentation by the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination to celebrate the spirit of the merger through an original animation projected onto the façade on Sacred Heart Chapel. Check back here for more updates.

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Historical Digital Collection

The William H. Hannon Library will launch in early September a digital collection showcasing historical documents related to the merger and contained in the university archives.

Cabinet Corner

John Sebastian

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

I have a habit around this time of year of greeting people I see on campus with a boisterous “happy new year!” While my salutation might seem out of season elsewhere — 2024 is still more than four months away, after all — here on the bluff the new year formally begins with the arrival of first-year and transfer students at the end of August. The sudden appearance of duffle bags and plastic bins and microfridges strewn about residence hall entrances heralds the revivification of campus following the languid quiet of the warm summer months.



Edward Siebert

Edward Siebert S.J.

Rector of the Jesuit Community Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of Loyola and Marymount

In 1553 St. Ignatius Loyola, whose feast we celebrate today, wrote a letter to the Jesuits in Lisbon Portugal. Let’s just say this wasn’t a happy letter. The Jesuit Order was 13 years old and if any of you lived with or know any 13-year-olds, they’re not quite ready for adulthood.

Growing pains are part of any new organization and whether those are in adolescence, or an institution still awaiting its silver jubilee, growth does not come easily.