The Chicago campus is located at 3700 West 103rd, in the scenic Chicago neighborhood of Mt. Greenwood. The Chicago campus facilities offer a total of 620,000 square feet spread over 74 beautifully landscaped acres on the Southwest side of Chicago.
The six residence halls allow approximately 780 students to live on campus. In addition, the radio station, WXAV, located in the Campus Media Center, provides student programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Chicago Campus Location Details
The Andrew Conference Center first opened in 1995 after a grant of $1.5 million and a donation from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation were received to develop the space. This one-story structure hugs the shore of Lake Marion and connects to Pacelli Hall through its glass-enclosed lounge. The four meeting rooms can be divided by movable walls, which gives the space flexibility to be used for lectures, student organization events, testing and other possibilities.
The Birth to Three Program is a collaborative effort between Saint Xavier University and surrounding suburban communities that grew out of a need to serve young children and their families. Located near 95th and Homan in Evergreen Park, the Birth to Three Building provides the home base for families to gather and learn through play. The building was acquired and renovated in the summer of 2017, equipped with an open play area, office area and meeting space.
The Campus Bookstore is located within the Shannon Athletic Center and is supplied with textbooks, gadgets and SXU apparel. The bookstore also provides snacks and supplies, much like a convenience store. Students can use their Flex, Financial Aid voucher and Cougar Cash to make purchases here.
The Counseling Center is located at 3911 103rd Street in the Driehaus Center. The mission of the Counseling Center is to guide students toward personal wellness, balance and growth. Licensed counselors facilitate this through personal counseling and wellness education.
The Driehaus Center, located on 103rd Street across from main campus, was a generous gift given by Richard H. Driehaus in 2004. The center contains Gilhooley's Grande Saloon, the Counseling Center, Copy Cats and the Health Center.
Gilhooley's Grande Saloon has been a fixture at the corner of Springfield and 103rd Street since 1982. A gathering place for friends and families, Gilhooley's offers food, drinks and fun. In 2004, Richard H. Driehaus, a noted Chicago businessman and philanthropist, generously donated Gilhooley's to Saint Xavier University. Since then, Gilhooley's has been used to host student and alumni events like Grad Fest and Game Night at Gil's.
The Graham School of Management, (GSM) at Saint Xavier University, academic excellence and social responsibility form the cornerstones of our mission. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum matched with our experiential learning opportunities thoroughly prepare students to serve as leaders in the business industry and meet the needs of the 21st century workforce.
We foster business partnerships and maintain relationships with alumni who serve as mentors to our students, as many have graduated from our programs, successfully going on to work as business professionals regionally, nationally and globally.
The Health Center is located at 3925 W. 103rd Street in the Driehaus Center and serves the SXU faculty, staff, students and community. Led by nurse practitioners, this primary care clinic offers services including but are not limited to: immunizations, chronic illness management, laboratory services, school physicals, minor illness and minor injury treatments.
The Office of Human Resources is a stand-alone office on the far north side of the campus near Lot 5. Used for Human Resources offices, this building is the go-to location to work out employment needs for faculty, staff and student workers.
McCarthy Hall was opened in 2001 and contains 25 apartment-style suites, a student lounge on each floor and Rhubarb's, the "grab-and-go" food shop. McCarthy Hall is connected to Rubloff Hall on the 2nd floor through The Link, a quiet study and reading space that overlooks the Schmidt Quad.
McDonough Chapel, honoring Mary under the title of the Mother of Mercy, is named to recognize the gift of Jim and Jacque McDonough. The Chapel, dedicated by Bishop John Gorman in October 2000, seats 210. The octagonal shape of the building symbolizes the ancient Christian tradition of the "8th day of creation," the day of Christ's resurrection.
Unique to the Chicago area, the tabernacle is suspended from the ceiling and is in the shape of a winged creature hovering over the world that also conjures the words of the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89): "The Holy Ghost over the bent world broods, with warm breast and with ah! bright wings."
The Mercy Ministry Center encompasses Campus Ministry, the Office for Mission and Heritage, the Center for Religion and Public Discourse, MercyCare, collaborations with the Archdiocese of Chicago, wider outreach to our local community and connects to the University's academic ministry programs through the Pastoral Ministry Institute.
Morris Hall opened in 2002 and offers 30 suites for students. On the first floor of Morris Hall, a Starbucks offers students a quiet area to study or gather with friends. This building also has a patio area that opens up to Schmidt Quad, which is often used for residential events during the warmer months of the year.
O'Brien Hall opened in fall of 2008. This building is the second residence hall built on the Chicago campus to incorporate environmentally friendly design, including a green roof, and has earned the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The mechanical room uses the most advanced technology to run the building efficiently based on its demand of water or electricity, allowing for the double lifespan of the machinery that maintains optimal comfort levels.
The O'Grady Center, once used a church, is now a renovated administration building that houses the offices of University Advancement and University Relations. Celebrating its sacred history, the building maintains the original stained glass windows and main entrance door. The O'Grady Center is located off campus at 11000 St. Louis Avenue and is accessible through designated parking.
Pacelli Hall, Saint Xavier University's first free-standing residence hall, opened its doors in 1959 and continues today as home to over a hundred resident students. Located between the Shannon Athletic Center and Lake Marion, this building connects to the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic and the Andrew Conference Center.
Rubloff Hall is the first residence hall built on the Chicago campus to incorporate environmentally friendly design, including a green roof over 10% of the surface, and is certified under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) "green building" system.
These environmental friendly elements include recycled carpet, a roof with 1,000 square feet of low-maintenance plants for heating/cooling retention and toilets with two flush modes.
The Shannon Center is a private campus facility free for SXU students, faculty/staff, and Sisters of Mercy with a current Cougar ID card. The 85,000-square-foot facility's main arena seats 3,000 people for athletic events and special occasions. The University invites you to take part in its wide variety of activities offered in the Intramural Program and the Group Exercise Classes.
The Urso Outdoor Sports Center is adjacent to the recently expanded Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field, where Cougar football and soccer play. The building features a weight room, a multi-purpose meeting room and an additional athletic training facility.
The Visual Arts Center (VAC), located off campus at 10435 South Spaulding, is dedicated to showcasing student and alumni artwork. Since the production of art is best complemented with the exhibition of that work, the VAC offers the opportunity for students to experience the rigors and joy of presenting their art to the public.
Formerly a church, the building has been converted into an art "sanctuary" of teaching studios, lecture/meeting rooms, a student/alumni gallery and a state-of-the-art computer lab, equipped with industry-standard photo, video and graphic digital programs.
The Warde Academic Center is the hub of most student and academic activity. As the primary location for classes, student gatherings, studying and events, the building contains the Mary Rita and Robert Stump Library, the SXU Diner, Coffee Cats, student lounges, student resource centers, computer labs, three floors of classrooms and a fourth floor for additional offices and a boardroom. The Warde Academic Center, named after Sister of Mercy Mother Frances Xavier Warde, is the oldest building on campus, established in 1956.