Loyola University Maryland

Orientation

Schedule

Students participating in fall events

Note: This is a basic outline of the 2014 Fall Welcome Weekend schedule. Times are subject to change. Please refer to the schedule you receive at move-in for specifics. 

Thursday, August 28 

Time Program
8:00 a.m. - noon Resident Students Move-In to Residence Halls
Students will be given specific information on when and where to check-in.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
On your own at locations across campus.
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Commuter Students Check-In
Commuter students will receive their packets in the lobby area of McManus Theater. Commuters will also receive a complimentary box lunch! 
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Evergreen Small Group Meetings
Students will meet up in smaller groups to cover relevant orientation information as well as information for the year ahead.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. New Student Convocation
The Class of 2018 will be introduced and inducted into the Loyola University Maryland community. Parents and family are welcome to stay, but we ask they depart campus at the conclusion of the ceremony. 
5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Commuter Student Meet Up
A chance for commuter students to meet one another while also learning about the various expectations of a Loyola student. 
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Residential Meetings
A chance to learn more about the expectations in the year ahead, both on and off campus.
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p. m
FAC Attack!
Head up to the Fitness and Aquatic Center for some friendly games and competition. There will be free gear and prizes available for those who participate!

Friday, August 29

Time Program
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
On your own at locations across campus.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m Evergreen Small Group Meetings
9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Common Text Presentations and Discussions
The text for this year is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (each student received a copy during Summer Orientation). Be prepared to discuss the book with your advisor and a small group of students.
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
On your own at locations across campus.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Community Information Sessions 
The sessions will cover campus safety, community expectations, and what it means to be a member of the larger Loyola community. 
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evergreen Small Group Meetings 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
8:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. Hypnotist 
A nationally renowned hypnotist will put on a captivating show including hypnotizing students from the audience. 
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.  Outdoor Movie on the Quad
Grab a blanket and some popcorn for X-men: Days of Future Past
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Midnight Snack

Saturday, August 30 

Time Program
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Evergreen Small Group Time 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Jesuit Brunch 
Enjoy a free brunch and learn what a Jesuit education is all about.
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Break Time!
A chance to relax, grab a snack, or even stop in and buy your books! 

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Academic Information Sessions 
A variety of information sessions on the academic life at Loyola will be offered including Honor Code, academic support/resources, and study abroad. You will have a choice of which sessions to attend. 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Casino Night
Casino games including Texas Hold 'Em and Black Jack will be there. The more you win, the better your chances of winning prizes! 
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Midnight Snack

Sunday, August 31

The day will happen in a rotation format. Groups will be assigned to times to move through various sessions throughout the day, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Topics for the day include:  

Program Title  Description 
Campus Dining, Meal Plans, & Mail Services                                                                                                                                        We know the dining plan can be confusing so we'll have a staff member walk through the program, dining options, and answer and other questions. 
Student Support & Wellness Promotion: Building Support for and With Others                                                                     This session will introduce the Student Support and Wellness Office and their four components: Be Aware, Be Supported, Be Connected, Be Well. 
Bystander Intervention at Loyola  Learn some basic techniques on how to intervene and help your fellow Greyhounds. 

The following scheduled activities will take place after the sessions above. 

Time  Program
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Dinner
On your own at locations across campus. 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. New Student Liturgy
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. It's PANDA-Monium! 
Join the Student Body for DJs, The White Panda! This is a campus-wide event sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Office of Student Engagement. Tickets will be available for a discounted rate of $5 for all new students. More information will be available during check-in on August 28th. 
 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  Midnight Snack 

Monday, September 1 (Labor Day) 

Time  Program
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Evergreen Small Group Meetings/Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Class Schedule Tours
Your Evergreen will walk through your fall class schedule and show you the various buildings and rooms. 
12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Shuttle Service to Towson
This free shuttle will take you from campus to Towson Market place (Target, Walmart, Bed Bath, & Beyond, and Weis grocery store). This is a great time to pick up any last minute supplies! 
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Honors Program Event: Homer and Pizza
Honors students will be contacted with more information about this program.