Loyola University Maryland

Orientation

Fall Welcome Weekend FAQs

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Do I need to register for Fall Welcome Weekend?

No, fall orientation is part of your student fee, so it is expected that you will attend.

Is Fall Orientation mandatory?

Yes it is. There will be sessions that will educate you about the various aspects of your time at Loyola, including academics, activities, and what it means to be a community member. Additionally, we have fun social programs each night just for new students.

Do my parents participate in Fall Welcome Weekend?

Your parents can assist you with move-in and stay through the New Student Convocation. After that, it is a student-only program and we ask the students and parents to say their good-byes.

Will we have events every day?

Yes. The orientation begins on Friday and has mandatory sessions throughout the entire weekend, including night time social activities.

What type of events take place at the orientation?

There will be sessions that will educate you about the various aspects of your time at Loyola, including academics, activities, and what it means to be a community member. Additionally, we have fun social programs each night just for new students.

If I participate in a Pre-Fall Program do I still need to participate in Fall Welcome Weekend?

Yes. The Pre-Fall Programs are designed to socialize and adjust to meeting some of your peers before the start of the year.  The Fall Orientation picks up from there and offers sessions that will educate you about the various aspects of your time at Loyola, including academics, activities, and what it means to be a community member. Additionally, we have fun social programs each night just for new students.

Do I really need to read the common text?

Yes. There will be a presentation on the second day of orientation, followed by small group discussions led by your faculty advisor.

Where do I buy my books?

The bookstore on the 2nd floor of the Student Center will be open throughout the weekend. Additionally, some students will look to various websites to order and have shipped to campus.

I live across the country. Is it possible to ship items to campus before I arrive?

Yes, you can have packages shipped to yourself through the Campus Post Office. Please refer to Webadvisor for your specific Mail Stop and address information.

What are Pre-Fall Programs and how are they different from Fall Welcome Weekend?

Pre-Fall programs are a chance for students to arrive early and spend time in smaller groups getting to know other new students. Fall orientation is really a continuation of this and offers more detailed sessions about adjusting to life at Loyola.