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Evergreens with welcome and directional signage; student posing for photos with their orientation group

Welcome to Loyola!

We are thrilled to have you join our community and are looking forward to meeting you! On this site, you will find orientation information, as well as resources to help you begin your journey here at Loyola University Maryland. 

Summer Orientation 2024

Summer Orientation is a time for all new students and their families to join us on campus to learn more about the Loyola community, register for classes and housing, and meet new classmates. Students will need to sign in using their Loyola email address and password, which is sent out a few days after depositing.

Register for In-Person Orientation

Virtual orientation is available for those unable to attend the in-person program. Students will need to log on to The Bridge using their Loyola email credentials.

Logistics for Summer Orientation

  • Parking is available at "The Triangle", located across from 208 E. Cold Spring Lane. Our orientation team along with SAFE staff will be available to direct you. Overflow parking is available at the Fitness & Aquatic Center (4900 N. Charles St)
  • Check-in is available from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Boulder Atrium (1st Floor Andrew White Student Center). Several Campus Resource Sessions will be taking place around campus at 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. (see schedule for details). Our official Welcome Session begins at 10:30 a.m. in Reitz Arena.
  • Students will receive an email a week prior to their scheduled session with more detailed information. This email will only be sent to their email account.

For additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at

Fall Welcome Weekend 2024

Fall Welcome Weekend the next step in our journey of onboarding our newest Greyhounds. This year, the program will take place during Labor Day weekend (August 29-September 2). 

  • Residential first-year students will move-in Thursday, August 29 and the Welcome Weekend program begins that afternoon.
  • Residential transfer students will move-in on Saturday, August 31 and their program will begin later that afternoon.
  • All aspects of Fall Welcome Weekend will be in person.

For more information, please visit our Fall Welcome Weekend webpage.

Important Dates

Summer Orientation 2024:
June 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th

Fall Welcome Weekend 2024:
First-Years: August 29th - September 2nd
Transfers: August 29th - September 2nd

What is an Evergreen?

The Evergreens are a group of student mentors who volunteer their time to assist new students in their transition to college. Evergreens represent a diverse group of students from various backgrounds, class years, and majors.

Contact Us

Student Engagement Office