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Essay Contest for Heartland

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Each year, Messina and the Class Dean’s Office co-sponsor a Common Text Essay contest for the newest members of the Loyola Community. 

Information about the essay contest for Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth will be availble on June 17, 2019. 



Contact the Messina Office at 410-617-2669 or visit www.loyola.edu/Messina for a list of academic and support services available to Loyola students, including resources to help you make the transition to campus and college life.

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Advising and Support

7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A Loyola student shares seven ways her first year was shaped by the people and programs that make the Loyola experience.

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