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You Can’t Go Home Again

Junior, Brooke Amodei reflects on several scenarios, including her own, in which students might not be able to "go home" for the holidays. Under these circumstances, Loyola is often that constant that begins to feel like home.

Last First Day

Loyola Senior, Caroline Hermance reflects back on her first day of school as a first-year at all the way through to her last first day of school in her final year.

Spring Time in Baltimore

With the plants starting to bloom Loyola’s campus is a beautiful place to be this time of year, and together Loyola and the Baltimore community have a lot to offer students in the area. Check out a list of spring events and things to do on Loyola’s campus and Baltimore’s community below.

A New Year in Baltimore

A guide to keep students up to date on what fun things will be happening on Loyola’s campus and the surrounding Baltimore area in the beginning of 2019.

2018 Baltimore Book Festival

A busy weekend for Baltimore--the Orioles played their last home games, the convention center was crowded with Comic-Con enthusiasts, and the Baltimore Book Festival took over the Inner Harbor. Encouraging students to explore all that Baltimore has to offer, Messina ran a shuttle on a continuous loop from the library to the Inner Harbor for the Baltimore Book Festival.

Making the Black Panther Costumes Come to Life

Ruth Carter, the costume designer for Black Panther, spoke on Loyola’s campus as a part of her college lecture tour. Taking the film and television industry by storm, the experienced costume designer has worked on over 40 films in her career, including Malcolm X and Selma, and has been the first African American woman nominated for an Academy Award.

Welcoming All New Hounds

Most of you have probably already begun to adjust to the Evergreen Campus, but in case if there are still some things that you are trying to figure out, here are some tips and tricks on maneuvering through Loyola’s beautiful campus.

Coming Full-Circle: From First-Year Student to GRC

GRC, Marin reflects on how Messina helped to support her in her and challenge her in positive ways during her first year. Marin followed through with that focus on student development and now serves as a Graduate Resident Coordinator as she completes her Master's in Teaching.

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Your first year

What, exactly, is Messina?

A closer look at Loyola University Maryland's first-year experience.

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