Loyola University Maryland

First-Year Programs


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For more than 20 years, Loyola has offered quality first-year programs that challenge students to explore their passions and discover their potential.

Common features of first-year programs at Loyola include:

  • Students spend time in the classroom with their academic advisor, thereby strengthening that important relationship throughout the first year.
  • Student peer leaders (Evergreens) and campus administrators partner with faculty and academic advisors to plan co-curricular activities for students, including speakers, performances, and excursions to Baltimore’s unique neighborhoods, restaurants, museums, and other cultural institutions – all at no additional cost to the student.
  • Committed to “educating the whole person,” first-year programs introduce students to the many academic, social, and other resources on Loyola’s campus as well as the Jesuit traditions of reflection and discernment that enable students to find their place at Loyola from day one, and help them build the foundation for a more successful, life-altering college experience.

Two first-year programs are available for the Class of 2018 - Messina and Loyola 101

Registration for first-Year programs will open on April 14, 2014.   Incoming students should submit their first-year program preferences by May 30, 2014.  All students who submit their preferences by May 30th will have an equal chance of receiving their preferred first-year program (and Messina course pairing).