Loyola University Maryland

With Parents

Students chatting

HortonDear Parents,

The summer is winding down and we are preparing our campus for an exciting year of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Returning Loyola students will notice some campus renovations in Campion and the Women’s Center, as well as an expanded market in Flannery.

In terms of programming, there are many ways for your students to engage! The Andrew White Student Center will continue to be a hub for late night programming. Starting with Initium Week, there will be late night events for your student to enjoy.

Here are a few reminders to help you through the last few weeks before your student arrives on campus:

  • Make your plans now for Family Weekend. For more information on Family Weekend, click here
  • First-year students must complete the Think About It online education course before they are able to move into the residence halls.
  • Student Health and Education Services is still collecting immunization information. If you have not completed your student’s forms, please click here to be directed to the health center site.
  • Did you complete your medical insurance waiver? Click here for more information.
  • Questions about move in? Not sure what to bring or not to bring? Find out more here

We recently hired an assistant vice president for career services. Your student should begin to think about the Fall Career Fair to be held on Oct. 19 from 3-6 p.m. in Reitz Arena. The fair is open to all students from all majors and all class years, and is the perfect opportunity to discuss internships and career opportunities. Seniors and juniors, don’t miss this chance to secure a job or internship! Click here for more information.

Loyola has announced class deans for each undergraduate class. A class dean is a faculty member who serves as the lead academic resource for students during their time at Loyola, from orientation through graduation. If your son or daughter is looking for advice on an academic issue, please encourage them to see their class dean for guidance. The Class of 2020 should contact Arthur Sutherland, Ph.D., at 410-617-2849 or asutherland@loyola.edu. The Class of 2019 should contact Natka Bianchini, Ph.D., at 410-617-2849 or nbianchini@loyola.edu. The Classes of 2017 and 2018 students should contact Doug Harris, Ph.D., at 410-617-5547 or dharris4@loyola.edu.

As you prepare to send your student to Loyola, I wish you the opportunity to savor every moment they are changing and growing as young people for and with others. Our faculty, staff, and administrators look forward to doing the same.

We’ll see you soon,

Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students