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Parent Orientation and Resources

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Below you will find various presentations and resources from the 2014 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. 

Parenting a Greyhound

Hear from the Director of Public Safety and the Dean of Students on issues that concern you most: safety and communications. Presenters - Dr. Sheilah Horton (Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students) and Terry Sawyer (Vice President of Administration). 

Managing the Roller Coaster Ride of Your Student's First Year

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. Presenters: Dr. Donelda Cook (Associate Vice-President for Student Development) and Dr. Christina Spearman (Director of Student Life). 

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.

First Year Programs: Messina & Loyola 101

This session will introduce Loyola's two, first-year programs - Messina and Loyola 101. Those who attend will learn about the structure and goals of the programs and what to expect in the fall from their first-year program experience. 

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.

Financial Aid & Billing  

Staff from the Office of Financial Aid offer an overview of the application process, student and parent responsibilities, and financial wellness. Also, learn about the various services offered by Student Administrative Services in addition to how to pay tuition and mange your student's accounts. 

Realities of College Life

Members of the Evergreen orientation staff host a live performance showing the ups and downs of the first-year of college. Topics include time management, homesickness, relationships, and fitting in. 

Perceptions vs. Realities of Loyola 

A review of the data from the survey taken at the start of orientation. A panel of campus administrators then lead a brief question and answer session. Father Linnane wraps up the session while providing an overview of Fall Welcome Weekend. 

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.