Loyola University Maryland

Academic Events

Academic Excellence Weekend

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Student academic excellence is at the heart of our University’s mission and our purpose as scholars and educators. Loyola is committed to celebrating student achievement and building the campus culture that spurs our students, graduate and undergraduate alike, to think more about their own creative and scholarly voices and to aspire to make their own marks as researchers, artists, and scholars.

Loyola University Maryland’s 2nd annual Academic Excellence Weekend will be held Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23. In addition to the Dean’s List Reception, several honor society inductions (including Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Alpha Sigma Nu), and the Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium, we aim to celebrate all types of student academic achievement in a variety of venues.

We encourage students to participate in the following events: 

  • Student Panels on Experiential Learning, Internships, Study Abroad, Engaged Scholarship, or Service-Learning as well as on Independent Projects and Study wherein the students will share their research or experience (even a project or experience in progress) and discuss its role in their broader learning at Loyola.

  • Student presentations of collaborative work or classroom projects wherein groups of students (or even paired Messina classes) would discuss their projects and the fruits of collaborative, perhaps interdisciplinary, work.

  • Exhibitions of Visual Arts and Student Performances, which will showcase student work in the visual arts (studio art, photography, computer graphics, communication, etc.) and student musical and other artistic performances.

  • A Reading of Student Literary Work, an event at which writers and poets in Loyola publications could read from their work in a coffeehouse-type setting.

Guidelines for how to participate in the 2017 Academic Excellence Weekend


All students are welcome to participate in the 2017 Academic Excellence Weekend. Please contact Kristen Fisher by March 1 with the number of students, format of presentation, date preferences (Saturday or Sunday), and time preference (morning or afternoon). 
To participate in Friday's Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium, please visit loyola.edu/joinus/usrsc/application.


Each sponsoring group, department, or faculty member plans their own event. Academic Affairs coordinates and publicizes the overall weekend of events, while events services helps coordinate the campus space.


The majority of presentations/performances will be held in departmental areas due to high volume of campus events taking place this weekend.

Program Information:

Students: Final presentation titles are due to mentors by March 4.
Faculty: Please submit the information to Kristen Fisher by March 7. When submitting the information please include Names, Class Years, Names of Courses if applicable, and Titles of Presentations.

Contact Kristen Fisher with any questions.

Schedule of Events 

Visit the 2016 Academic Excellence page for last year's schedule.

Parking Information for Families and Guests

Parking, with shuttle service, will be available at the York Road Lot (5104 York Road), and on North Charles Street and Cold Spring Lane. Limited parking will be available in the Jenkins Parking Lot on Saturday, April 21.