Loyola University Maryland

The Office of Academic Affairs

Recurring Academic Events Calendar

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Fall Events

Fall Welcome Week    
     -New Faculty Orientation, with Reception Monday Academic Affairs, with President
     -Messina Faculty Workshop Monday Messina
     -Service-Learning Faculty Orientation Tuesday Evening Academic Affairs
     -Teaching Enhancement Workshop Wednesday Morning TEC/Academic Affairs
     -Sellinger Faculty Retreat Thursday SSBM
     -New Student Convocation* Thursday late afternoon Academic Affairs
     -Common Text Plenary & Discussions Friday Morning Messina
     -Fall Welcome Faculty Assembly** First Friday of Semester Senate/Academic Affairs
President's Faculty Reception Late Sept/Early Oct President
 Family Weekend Late Sept/Early Oct  
    -Honors Convocation* Friday Evening  
Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture Late Sept/Early Oct Alumni Relations
Diversity Reading Groups October Academic Affairs
DeFrancis Lecture October SSBM/Advancement
Business Leader of the Year Mid-Fall SSBM/Advancement
Grand Seminar Mid-Fall Natural and Applied Sciences

Spring Events

Spring Welcome Week (week before classes)    
     -New Part-Time Affiliate Faculty Orientation Tuesday Evening Academic Affairs
     -January Teaching Enhancement Workshop Wednesday Morning TEC/Academic Affairs
     -Messina Faculty Workshop Thursday Messina
MLK Convocation & Community Reception MLK Day  Academic Affairs
Loyola Literacy Leadership Awards February School of Education
Ignatian Reading Group February Academic Affairs/Jesuit Comm
Humanities Symposium Wednesday/Thursday after Spring Break Center for Humanities
Deans' Symposium Maryland Day Academic Affairs/ORSP
Academic Excellence Weekend Early April Academic Affairs/Honors Societies
     -UG Research Colloquium Friday Evening USRSC, with Academic Affairs
     -Dean's List Reception Sunday Academic Affairs
Hanway Lecture Mid-Spring Global Studies/CAS/AA
Faculty Retirement and Bene Merenti Celebration Late April President, with Academic Affairs
Emerging Scholars: Celebration of Graduate Research Late April Grad Services/Academic Affairs
 Commencement & Related Events Mid May  
     -ROTC Commissioning Friday Early Morning ROTC, with Academic Affairs
    -Special Awards & Dept. Medals Ceremony* Friday Morning Academic Affairs
    -Baccalaureate Mass* Friday Afternoon Academic Affairs
    -Commencement* Saturday Academic Affairs
    -Lacrosse Commencement(if necessary)* TBD Academic Affairs
End-of-Year Faculty Retreats & Workshop    
    -Honors Faculty Workshop Tuesday of Commencement Honors Program
    -Faculty Writing Retreat Mon-Thurs of Comm. Academic Affairs
    -Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Mon-Thurs of Comm. Service-Learning
    -Chairs Workshop Mon after Comm. Academic Affairs/Deans
    -Messina/Core Advisor Faculty Workshop Wed after Comm. Messina/AASC
    -Ignatian Pedagogy Seminar Thurs-Sat after Comm. Mission Integration/AA
    -Clinic Center Retreat Late May LCC
Urban Education Lecture (TBD/in development) Late May/Early Summer School of Education
Cosmos and Creation Conference Early Summer Natural and Applied Sciences


*cap and gown required

**Faculty Assembly and Faculty Friday are on Friday at 3 p.m. at various dates each year. Schedule available on the Governance Website.