Christmas 2016 on Jesuit Campuses

2016 Festival of lessons & Carols at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD (Photo by Loyola University Maryland)

2016 Festival of lessons & Carols at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD (Photo by Loyola University Maryland)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Across the country, our campuses are lit with dazzling lights; our churches are filled with beautiful choral music; and our communities are being served by our generous students.

It's become a tradition for our schools to produce Christmas videos featuring greetings and well wishes from presidents, faculty, staff and students. You can see them below, along with links to photo galleries and other Christmas stories from our schools. We want to give a special thank you to the AJCU Marketing & Communications Network for sharing these beautiful videos with us, and for putting so much time and energy into their production. We hope you enjoy seeing Christmas on campus this year.

Canisius College (Christmas 2016)

Fairfield University (Christmas 2016)

Le Moyne College (Christmas 2016)

Loyola University Maryland (Lessons & Carols Concert 2016)

Rockhurst University (Christmas 2016)

Seattle University (Christmas 2016)

College of the Holy Cross (Advent Concert 2016)

Fordham University (Christmas 2016)

Loyola Marymount University (Christmas 2016)

Marquette University (Christmas 2016)

Saint Joseph's University (Christmas 2016)

University of San Francisco (Christmas 2016)

Creighton University (Christmas 2016)

Gonzaga University (Christmas 2016)

Loyola University Chicago (Christmas 2016)

Regis University (Christmas 2016)

Saint Louis University (Christmas 2016)

University of Scranton (Christmas 2016)

What else is happening on Jesuit campuses this season? Click on the following names for photos and videos of Christmas concerts and tree-lighting ceremonies: Boston CollegeFairfield University, Georgetown University and Santa Clara University. And continuing a special tradition, Loyola University New Orleans had "sneaux" on campus two weeks ago! Click here for the fun photos.

In the spirit of giving, student-athletes from Fordham University and Spring Hill College, and students, faculty and staff at Wheeling Jesuit University gave presents and food to local residents in their respective communities of Bronx, NY, Mobile, AL and Wheeling, WV.

Saint Peter's University celebrated its rich choral history by hosting two concerts at St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church last month, and releasing an album featuring beloved Christmas and choral works sung by alumni and current students. Throughout Advent, the University of Detroit Mercy's Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity has been sharing poems for Advent on his poetry blog for the University community.

Last but not least, two great stories from Ohio! In a special piece for its alumni magazine, John Carroll University shared the history of "Christmas Carroll Eve" with archival photos from past events. And this week, Xavier University President (and AJCU Board Chair) Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J. shared his favorite Christmas memories and traditions in a fun new interview.

CHRISTMAS 2016 ON CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS IN OMAHA, NE (PHOTO BY CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY)

CHRISTMAS 2016 ON CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS IN OMAHA, NE (PHOTO BY CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY)