Messina is a living learning program that welcomes all first year students to an integrated academic and social experience where living and learning occurs both in and outside of the classroom. Learn more about our initiative by visiting the links below:
An Advisory Board and Implementation Group will provide ongoing stewardship for the development and implementation of Messina.
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The program is designed to instill the intellectual curiosity and self-knowledge necessary for a first-year student’s successful start to his or her Loyola education, whose commitment to personal and social responsibility reflects the Jesuit, Catholic academic and faith traditions. Read more about the learning outcomes for Messina.
The proposed program design includes a first-year seminar program, course and program themes, and an emphasis on discernment and community.
Messina Themes & Course Pairings
Themes help unite students living in the same residence hall and taking one of approximately ten courses each semester. The themes serves as a common point of reference for the courses and as a basis to develop enrichment activities that connect course content to first year transition issues, personal reflection and life in the residence halls.
Learn about the current timeline for the program.