Open House Campus Community Resource Guide

Welcome to the campus community resource guide for undergraduate admission open house programs on February 16, March 16, & April 13! We compiled this information based on common questions we have received from faculty, staff, and administrators who volunteered for our open houses 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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Accepted Student Open Houses – Feb. 16, March 16, & April 13

Prospective Student Audience

Our Accepted Student Open Houses are typically attended by admitted high school seniors and transfer students for Fall 2019. For many students, this will be their first visit to campus. This year, we are anticipating 1,200-1,500 guests on campus for each event.

Event Program & Session Location

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM – President’s Welcome - Reitz Arena
  • 10:05 AM - 10:45 AM – Academic & Special Interest Session I - Various Locations
  • 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM – Academic & Special Interest Session II - Various Locations
  • 11:40 AM - 2:00 PM – Lunch - Various Locations
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM – Campus Tours & Residence Hall Only Tours - Reitz Arena
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Information Fair - Reitz Arena
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Fitness & Aquatic Center Self-Guided Tour - Fitness & Aquatic Center (FAC)
  • 2:30 PM – Program Ends

    A detailed schedule for April's program will be made available during the week of the event.

  • Parking & Arrival

    Parking is reserved for you on the Jenkins Parking Lot, and additional overflow parking is available in the Triangle Lot or on Cold Spring Lane. A validation sticker is not required.

    Academic & Special Interest Session Presentations (running from 10:05-11:40)

    Please check in with the admission representative at your session location 20 minutes before the start of the Academic Sessions. Please be prepared to present in 2 sessions, each lasting 40 minutes with a 15 minute break in between. Information on location of each session will be available soon. Session times are listed below:

    Session times:

  • 10:05 – 10:45: Session I
  • 11:00 – 11:40: Session II
  • Presentation PowerPoint or Slideshow

    If you would like Event Services to set up your PowerPoint presentation in advance of your arrival, please send your presentation to Shanelle Grier (sgrier@loyola.edu) no later than Tuesday, April 9.

    Student Volunteers

    We welcome and encourage you to recruit student volunteers to attend the open house with you and participate in the sessions, information fair, and lunch. We will make additional nametags available at the sessions and the information fair for any that will join you.

    Lunch (available from 11:40-2:00)

    Lunch will be available for faculty, staff, and student volunteers in Sellinger VIP and the 4th Floor Program Room from 11:40 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please also feel free to continue any conversations with prospective students and their families in Reitz Arena, McGuire Hall, or Boulder 2.0.

    Information Fair (running from 12:00-2:00)

    The information fair offers an opportunity for students and families to pose more specific questions in a 1:1 setting. Families are typically attending our open house to narrow down their student’s college choice, and specific questions are common. All individual academic majors and select campus offices/departments and student-run clubs and organizations will be provided a 6’ table and two chairs at the information fair. You are welcome to set up a display on your table as appropriate. Please be mindful of the shared space, and keep aisles clear for visitors to navigate the fair safely.

    Please note the change in location of the Information Fair from past years. The Information Fair will be held in the west portion of Reitz Arena. Lunch will also be available in the arena, and in other areas (outlined above). Please email Kelly Lussier (kelussier@loyola.edu) if your planned set-up will require access to an electrical outlet or other accommodations.

    Social Media

    If you have a department social media account and would like to share your photos from the day with us, please tag us on Twitter at @LOYOLAdmission or Instagram at @loyoladmission!

    Undergraduate Admission Contact Information

    Should you need to contact an undergraduate admission staff member on Saturday, please use the following information: Kelly Lussier, Assistant Director, kelussier@loyola.edu; Shanelle Grier, Admission Representative, sgrier@loyola.edu; Andrew Cevasco, Director of Admission, accevasco@loyola.edu.