ALANA Services Overnight Program

Welcome to the overnight visitor's resource guide for the ALANA Services 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 us to add additional information to this page, please send an email to admission@loyola.edu and a member of our team will follow up with you.

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ALANA Services Overnight Program – April 13, 2018

Event Description

Loyola is committed to creating a community of diversity, equity and inclusion for all students. The ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Services Overnight Program is designed to share this with you and your family, and to emphasize the variety of resources and programs available to multicultural students. During your visit, you will also 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 to get a first-look at life 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 a student of color, and their families. This year we are anticipating between 70-120 guests on campus.

Schedule

Below, you will find a tentative schedule for the day. Families are encouraged to join their students for the duration of the day, except where noted:

  • 10:15 a.m. - Check-in begins
  • 10:30 a.m. - Welcome Program
  • 11:00 a.m. - Students attend class on campus while parents attend a Financial Aid Q&A
  • Noon - Students and families enjoy a buffet lunch with members of our community
  • 12:45 p.m. - ALANA Services Presentation
  • 1:30 p.m. - Guided campus tour
  • 2:45 p.m. - Tours end and families depart campus
  • 3:00 p.m. - Students meet their hosts and ALANA Services programming begins

Arrival (10:15) & 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. Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the start of the 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.

Note: Parking for the Accepted Student Open House is not available in the Jenkins Parking Lot. Please follow the directions in your reminder email for appropriate parking on Saturday morning.

Student Visitor Overnight Contract

Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a Student Visitor Overnight Contract outlining the terms and conditions of your overnight stay. On this document, we will ask for emergency contact information for you and at least one (1) parent/guardian.

This form must be completed and returned to a member of the Undergraduate Admission or ALANA Services staff before you will be authorized to stay overnight.

What should you 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 with your host and their friends, explore campus, and spend the night in your host's residence hall room. Additional activities may include visiting the Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC), attending a home game, an improv show, or an a Capella concert, or simply hanging out in your host's room. Ultimately, we hope that you gain an understanding of what life is like as a Loyola Greyhound on the Evergreen campus.

With this in mind, we recommend bringing the following items to make your stay more comfortable:

  • Sleeping bag/blanket and pillow
  • Personal toiletries, towel, and any medication you may need
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear

*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, April 14 (9:00-3:30)

On Saturday, following the ALANA Services 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 the 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 use the following information: Joshua Ginder, Admission Counselor, jhginder@loyola.edu; Tosin Akintola, Admission Representative, oaakintola@loyola.edu; Raven Williams, Associate Director for ALANA Services, rdwilliams@loyola.edu.

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