Has your student been telling you there isn't anything to do over the weekends? Ask them if they get the weekly Loyola Late Night email. The email is sent every Wednesday to the entire student body, and includes all upcoming late night programs for the weekend. There have been over 48 late night and weekend programs so far this semester, with an estimated 2,000 students in attendance! We want to make sure that YOUR student will be there, too. Each Residence Hall will also plan late night and weekend activities, so please remind your student to ask their RA about upcoming programs. This year, there have been approximately 161 programs in the residence halls with 3,442 participants. We encourage you, and your student, to follow Student Activities on social media - Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram - for the most up-to-date information!
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Each year, in support of Loyola’s principle of "Cura Personalis," care for the whole person, the Counseling Center launches a public health campaign to address an issue important to the entire community. Previous campaigns have focused on such topics as healthy relationships, coping with loss, and preventing suicide. This semester’s campaign will promote “flexibility.”
What is “Flexibility”?
Psychological flexibility is the capacity to accept difficult emotions, look at situations from different perspectives, and to try new behaviors to tackle challenges. It includes the ability to continually assess and commit to living by one’s deepest values, and to be open and willing to change one’s behavior and relationships in order to pursue goals consistent with those values.
The overarching goal of the “Flexibility” campaign is to help students learn how to live a more connected, meaningful and enjoyable life. Thus, even if particular students aren’t currently struggling, this campaign will help them learn valuable life skills.
The campaign will be spread across the fall semester and will address each of the different aspects of flexibility. We will be providing information regarding this campaign via posters across campus, but also by utilizing various videos, assessments, and handouts available online. Be sure to check these out and encourage your child to do so as well!
How can you help?
- To start, visit the Flexibility website and read more about the various aspects of flexibility. You might enjoy taking one of our online assessments to see how psychologically flexible you are! The videos online may also interest you.
- Consider these points for reflection:
- Does your child rush to you to fix their problems? Or do you rush to “rescue” them?
- How can you empower your child?
- What can you do to encourage your child to be more flexible?
- How can you talk to your child about managing difficult emotions/situations?
- How do you encourage your child to consider values in guiding decision- making?
- Talk about flexibility with your child. Check out our website for suggested discussion questions!
- Make a referral to our RIO workshop, an easy way to learn Flexibility in person here at the Counseling Center. Check out our website for more information.
As always, we are happy to consult with you about any concerns/questions you have about your child’s well-being. Please contact us at 410-617-CARE.
We Care. We’re here to help. Let’s talk.
The Staff of the Counseling Center
When a recent Loyola graduate first started college, she was excited to leave behind her old school, her old routines—and her old mental health challenges. “I thought of it as a clean slate. Nobody knows my history. I could be a new person,” says the now 22-year-old graduate student. “I didn’t want people to see me as the kid with depression.” The student had started struggling with depression in high school, but had been doing so well the summer before college that she stopped therapy when she arrived for college. But a few months into the major transition that the start of college is, she relapsed.
If this sounds familiar, now is the time to focus on how to help your child maintain good mental health away from home. This is particularly vital for the growing number of students who have already struggled with mental health in high school. For more specific information, please read this.
The Counseling Center
2016-2017 Residence Hall Opening and Closing Schedule
Center for Community Service and Justice:
Encourage your student to choose service-learning during registration
Would your student like to go to class, volunteer, get off campus, and be a bigger part of the Baltimore community? Encourage him or her to register for a service-learning course. At Loyola, service-learning is experiential learning within academic courses. Throughout the semester, students generally perform 20 hours of service with a community partner as part of normal coursework. Learning occurs through structured reflection assignments and activities that help students connect their service experiences with the central ideas, theories, and methods they are studying.
How can students find service-learning courses?
- By visiting the Service-Learning website.
- By searching for “Service-Learning” (either “optional” or “mandatory”) under the drop-down menu for “course type” on WebAdvisor.
For more information, please contact Kate Figiel-Miller, Assistant Director of Service-Learning at email@example.com or 410-617-2909.
Interested in doing service over spring break? Learn more about Spring Break Outreach, and see where we're going this year!
- RoadTrip Information Session – Oct. 25, 7-8 p.m.
- RoadTrip Registration - Oct. 26 - Nov. 18
- November Mystery Bus - Nov. 11, 6-11 p.m.
- Sophomore Supper - Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Leadership Fair – Nov. 18, 4-5 p.m.
- Paint Night (Late Night) – Nov. 19
Encourage your student to attend Applying for the Real World: From Majors to Careers Fair on Nov. 15 in McGuire Hall from 6 – 8 p.m. Your student will learn more about the majors Loyola has to offer and the many ways alumni have built successful careers. More than 75 alumni have already registered to join us and share their stories! This is a great opportunity to learn about what your student can do with his/her major, as well as network with alumni in the field. Go to the Career Center website for more information.
Patriot League Network
Watch all home basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball games live in high-definition on the Patriot League Network. If you can’t make it to the games, the next best way to be a part of the action is the catch the contests on your computer, mobile device, or connected television. Go to LoyolaGreyhounds.com for links and details.