Loyola students get warm homecoming at Baumhart Hall

Residents enjoy free food at Baumhart Hall open house. Photo by Kimberly Capagalan.

By Kimberly Capagalan

Loyola University Chicago Residence Life kicked off the newly renovated fourth floor community space at Water Tower Campus Baumhart Hall to introduce residents to the new addition to their home.

The two hour open house was enjoyed by residents and Residence Life Staff on the fourth floor of Baumhart Hall with free food, games, and prizes.

Resident Director Joe Saucedo eagerly greeted residents as they walked in and checked out what the new space offered making sure each one was familiarized with the rooms.

“The purpose of this floor is to provide residents with a common place where they can build a community with other residents. After all this is their home and we (Residence Life and staff) want to provide them with the type of resources to make them feel at home,” he said.

Residents were introduced to the newly renovated floor that included a demo kitchen, theatre room, conference room, and lounge area.

Residents also enjoyed gourmet food made my Chef Scott Commings from the Retreat and Ecology Campus located in Woodstock, IL.

“I’d definitely come down here and use the theatre room if I have friends that come over or for a group movie,” said Chris Kliewer, 19, a sophomore criminal justice and psychology major.

“I love Chicago and I love Baumhart. Great convenient location and lots of free stuff. I would use the conference room for group work or meetings,” said Yi Jiang, 25, an international student and MSA accounting candidate.

More information will be provided to residents regarding hours of operations and reservations of particular rooms.