ALANA Overnight Program

Welcome to the resource guide for the ALANA Overnight Program! We compiled this information based on common questions we have received from students and families who have visited in the past. If you would like additional information not available on this page, please send an email to Tosin Akintola, admission counselor, at oaakintola@loyola.edu, or Patricia Bryan, admission counselor, at pibryan@loyola.edu.

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ALANA Overnight Program – February 14, 2020

Event Description

Loyola is committed to creating a community of diversity, equity and inclusion for all students. The ALANA Overnight Program, hosted by ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) Services and the Office of Undergraduate Admission, is designed to emphasize the variety of resources and programs available to multicultural students. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Loyola students, faculty, and staff. After the day concludes, students will spend the night with one of our current students and experience firsthand what life is like as a Greyhound. Families will then reconnect on Saturday morning before the Accepted Student Open House.

Attendees

These events are reserved specifically for accepted high school seniors who self-identify as first generation students, or students of color, and their families.

Arrival (9:30 a.m.) & Parking

Loyola University Maryland is located at 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Parking is reserved for you and your family in the Jenkins Parking Lot, and you will receive a parking validation sticker upon your arrival. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m., 50 minutes before the start of the 10:20 a.m. Welcome Program.

If you are driving yourself to campus and require overnight parking, please come to check-in prepared with your name, cell phone number, make and model of your vehicle, and license plate number. Upon receipt of this information we will provide you with details on where to park during your stay.

Schedule

Full itineraries for both students and families for the ALANA Overnight Program will be available closer to the date of the event. Families should plan to depart campus at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, with students spending the remainder of the evening on campus with other current and prospective students. Please see below for a tentative itinerary:

  • 9:30 a.m. : Registration
  • 10:20 a.m. : Welcome from Undergraduate Admission and ALANA Services
  • 10:45 a.m. : Class Visits (Students); Financial Aid Workshop (Families)
  • 12:00 p.m. : Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. : Interactive Engagement
  • 2:30 p.m. : "Hidden Gems of Loyola" Tour
  • 3:30 p.m. : Student and Family Discussion Panels
  • 4:30 p.m. : Students Meet Loyola Hosts

After 5:00 p.m., students will be with their Loyola hosts, at which time they can choose to attend any of the several different events happening on campus.

What To Bring

After the day's events you will be paired with your overnight host for the rest of your stay. Throughout the evening you will engage in ALANA programming, enjoy dinner in Boulder Garden Café, explore campus, and spend the night in your host's residence hall room. Ultimately, we hope that you gain an understanding of what life is like as a Greyhound.

With this in mind, we recommend bringing the items listed on the below packing list to make your stay more comfortable:

ALANA Overnight Packing List

*Please bring your belongings with you to check-in. During the day we will store your items in a secure location until you are paired with your overnight host.

Accepted Student Open House – Saturday, February 15 (9:00-2:30)

On Saturday, following the ALANA Overnight Program, we will host our Accepted Student Open House. During the open house you will hear from our President, Fr. Brian Linnane, S.J., attend academic break-out sessions, speak to faculty and alumni, and learn about the various student clubs and organizations at our information fair.

Registration for the Accepted Student Open House is required and space is limited, so register now!

Contact Information

Should you need to contact an Undergraduate Admission or ALANA Services staff member before your visit, please reach out to the following individuals:

Additional opportunities to visit campus can be found on our Undergraduate Admission website.