At Lewis University, we believe that working together in community creates opportunities for all to learn, serve and succeed. Together, we develop students who have the knowledge and skills to lead in their communities and make a difference in society.
We invite you to come to our campus for education and recreation.
- Lewis University has achieved arboretum status at its main campus in Romeoville. The University received this award by achieving certain standards of professional practices deemed important for arboretum and botanic gardens. Lewis University is a veritable arboretum with more than 2,400 trees in addition to wooded areas.
The 410-acre campus features more than 140 varieties of trees. Visitors to campus may take a Tree Walk utilizing a map labeling each variety by location.
If you’d like to visit the campus online, take our virtual tour.
- The Philip Lynch Theatre is located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the main campus. The Philip Lynch Theatre season runs from July to April each year. Musical and non-musical performances by faculty, staff and students occur throughout the season. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
The box office opens one hour before scheduled performances. Ticket prices generally range from $10-12 with discounts for seniors. Reservations are recommended for all performances. Tickets can be purchased online at https:///academics/theatre/plt-tix.htm Patrons may mail in a check or visit the box office during regular hours. Box office: (815) 836-5500.
See our season’s performance schedule.
- Join the Lewis Flyers for outstanding athletic competition in facilities that include an indoor track and fieldhouse, an 8-lane collegiate size swimming pool, softball, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, and a new outdoor, NCAA-certified 9-lane track.
Lewis University competes in 23 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Sports throughout the fall, winter and spring and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Many sports events are free.
Tickets and a schedule of team events can be obtained online.
- The Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest seeks to unite scholars, students, and the public in the collection, preservation, and nterpretation of materials linked to the history of the Upper Midwest.
The Center strives to preserve and promote the region’s heritage (with a special focus on the Illinois and Michigan Canal) through the collection of historic documents and materials and promotion of research and activities involving core areas of public history. Lewis faculty, students, and community partners engage in activities that fall into three broad areas: scholarship, education, and community outreach. - The History Center is located on the second floor of the Library in the Learning Resource Center.