Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement

Sophomore Year

The Class of 2024 began their Loyola tenure unlike any previous cohort. We have done our best to listen to your stories and create welcome events designed to foster connection, both to Loyola and to one another. Furthermore, we know you may be encountering the traditional hallmarks of a sophomore year, such as discerning a major, seeking leadership opportunities, and building or re-establishing meaningful friendships. Loyola offers a handful of signature sophomore programs and experiences to provide support in these transitions. Take a look at all the opportunities below and create your plan for engagement!

Sophomore 2021 Welcome Event Schedule

Sophomore FAC Attack - Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021

7-9 p.m. @Fitness & Aquatic Center

Participate in a Loyola welcome tradition and hang out with your class of 2024. Paddle, kayak, and canoe in our Olympic-size pool. Dip, dodge, and dive on the dodgeball court. Pick up a game of basketball. Join us to see what else the evening has to offer!

Sophomore Tailgate - Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021

5 p.m. @ Ridley Athletic Complex

Show your Loyola spirit at the sophomore only tailgate event prior to the Women’s Soccer game. Free pizza, sophomore T-Shirts, and water bottles available to the Class of 2024. Shuttles begin at 4:30 in front of Newman Towers and the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Be sure to bring your student ID to receive your ticket.

Late Night Event - Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021

8:30 p.m.

Meet up with other members of the Class of 2024 and head over to the Hypnotist together.

Campus and Classroom Tours - Monday, Sept. 6, 2021

1 p.m. @ Humanities Porch

Get your bearings in this new space so you know exactly where to go for classes the next day.

Sophomore Kick-Off Weekend - Friday, Sept. 10 - Monday, Sept. 13, 2021

A full weekend of sophomore events, beginning and ending with two favorite Loyola traditions: The 2024 Class Photo and The Milestone Fair!

Signature Sophomore Programs

Milestone Fair

Sept. 13, 2021

A fun space to connect with peers and stay on track with your collegiate, professional, and personal goals.


Application Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021

A selective group of sophomores committed to seeking their unique path or purpose. Pathfinders may be particularly beneficial to students exploring their major or discipline.

Student Leadership Corps

Application Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021

A weekly space for sophomores to hone personal and relational leadership skills.


January 2022

A three-day sophomore excursion where you'll meet new friends, connect with mentors, and learn more about your life story.

Stay Connected

Get up-to-date information pertinent to your success through the Sophomore Class Newsletter. Follow @loyolamd2024 and @student_engagement on Instagram.