Conference Site


Chicago is simply a world-class city. From the theatre district in the Loop to Museum Campus to Lincoln Park Zoo, the largest free zoo in the world, Chicago boasts not only a thriving business community, but also an impressive array of cultural experiences. In the summer, Chicago shines: concerts in Millennium Park, weekly street fairs in different neighborhoods across the city, and the 18-mile Lake Shore path, spanning the length of Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore line, are only a few of the city’s summer attractions.

City of Chicago
Chicago Bean




Located only eight miles (a quick bus ride!) from the world-famous Magnificent Mile and Loop, Loyola University Chicago is situated on beautiful Lake Michigan in Chicago’s bustling and diverse Roger’s Park neighborhood. Founded in 1909, the campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including two LEED-certified buildings.

Loyola University LakeShore Campus
Loyola University LakeShore Campus



The majority of the Woolf Conference will take place in Mundelein Center on Loyola’s campus, an 80-year-old Art Deco “skyscraper,” that housed the all-women’s Mundelein College until the college merged with Loyola University in 1991.


Mundelein Angel




Next to Mundelein Center, overlooking Lake Michigan, is Piper Hall Mansion, which currently houses Loyola’s Women and Leadership Archives and will be the site of the conference’s Welcoming Reception on Thursday evening. Built in 1909, Piper Hall is one of the last remaining lakefront mansions on Chicago’s North Side.



Piper Hall Mansion



Directly across the street from Mundelein Center are Loyola’s two newest dormitories, de Nobili Hall and San Francisco Hall, which serve as the on-campus housing options for the conference. As the new home of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, San Francisco Hall is also home to a greenhouse and a clean energy laboratory, and it is the second LEED-certified building on Loyola’s lakeshore campus.

de Nobili Hall
San Francisco Hall