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Parent Orientation and Resources

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Below you will find various presentations and resources from the 2013 Summer Orientation. Please use these tools as a resource for you and your student. For additional information on these presentations, please contact the office of student engagement at 410-617-2032. 

Welcome to Students & Families/Liberal Arts and the Jesuit Tradition

The purpose of a Jesuit/Catholic liberal arts education is to prepare students to become responsible citizens of our world who lead rewarding professional and personal lives. Loyola students are taught to think on their feet, express themselves clearly and effectively, and to become leaders in their communities. You will learn about the connection between the curriculum, the world students will encounter after graduation, and the ways in which our Jesuit traditions shape and enrich their educational experience here at Loyola.

Managing the Roller Coaster Ride of Your Student's First Year/Parenting a Greyhound

Change in the first semester of college can feel like an emotional roller coaster ride for students and parents. This session will explore developmental changes first-year students confront, particularly with today’s cultural influences, and discuss ways parents and University administrators can work together to help students manage the ride.

Everything You Need to Know About Living On Campus

This presentation will first introduce Loyola’s Bookstore, what’s available and how to purchase books.  Next it will address the housing assignment process, what to bring, roommates, and efforts to build a sense of community on campus. Technology services will help to outline resources available on campus. The presentations will be followed by a chance for parents to ask questions about each aspect of campus living.

Introducing Life Outside of the Classroom

Attending classes is a large part of college life, but there is so much that students can learn and experience by becoming involved on campus. Members of Student Activities, Recreational Sports, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Community Service and Justice will discuss the many co-curricular options, including those that are for first-year students only.

Study Abroad Programs

More than 40 percent of Loyola’s juniors study abroad. There are 20 Loyola Programs in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia. Students who wish to study abroad should begin planning during their freshman year. This session will cover requirements and expectations for the study abroad program.

Billing, Dining, and Financial Aid 

Staff members from Student Administrative Services, Dining Services, and Financial Aid will highlight information about their specific areas. 

Realities of College Life

A look at the ups and downs of the first year of college. Following the performance, you will have a chance to review survey data, while having a chance to hear from various campus administrators.

Campus Resources Tour

In this video, Evergreen Orientation Leaders will guide you through the various resources available on campus such as the Counseling Center, ALANA Services, Campus Ministry, and more.