To promote smart campus, National Chiao Tung University is deploying several location-based IoT applications based on wireless communications technologies including LoRa and NB-IoT. The applications are indoor/outdoor environment conditions monitoring (such as PM2.5, temperature, and humidity), emergency buttons, and so on. This paper uses PM2.5 measurement application as an example to present the performance of LoRa when it is used on campus. We investigated the LoRa transmission performance from LoRa end-devices to the LoRa gateway. We show how packet losses were affected by the distance between the end-device and the gateway, the transmit power, the payload length, the antenna angle, the time of day, and the weather conditions. The pattern of LoRa packet losses were also measured and we found that in our long-term PM2.5 monitoring application, more than 99% of LoRa packet losses occurred with three or less consecutive packet losses.