Loyola University Maryland


Welcome Class of 2026!

Messina is designed to help all incoming first-year commuter and residential students acclimate quickly and easily to social and academic life at Loyola.

Themes and Course Pairings for the 2022-2023 academic year are now available for review on the Messina website.

The Messina Preference Survey 

All members of the Class of 2026 should complete the Messina Preference Survey. The link to the preference survey was sent to your student e-mail account.  You may also access the survey through this website. Once you are in the survey, you will share some information about your academic interests. You can either choose to select 5-10 Messina course pairings that interest you or you can indicate that you would like the Messina office to select an appropriate course pairing based on your academic interests.  

Please review this video to learn about the how to complete the preference survey. 


All students who complete the survey by Wednesday, June 1, 2022 will have an equal chance of receiving a preferred Messina course pairing. Students submitting preferences after June 1 will be placed in a preference (if possible) based on date and time of submission. Students will be notified of their Messina course pairing during summer orientation. You will also have a chance to review and make changes (if necessary) to your fall course schedule with an academic advisor.


A listing of Frequently Asked Questions about Messina and the Preference Survey is available on our website. 

The Messina office will host virtual office hours on the following days and times (click on the day/time of the meeting to access the zoom link) if you would like to speak to someone about the survey or Messina course pairings.

Monday, May 23, 4pm-5pm EDT

 Wednesday, June 1, 4pm-5pm EDT

You may also contact our office Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm if you have any questions regarding Messina. Our phone number is 410-617-2669 and our e-mail is messina@loyola.edu.


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