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Experience Baltimore

Zen West Balimore Asian Fusion Restaurant

If you’re curious about the city you’ll be calling home for the next four years, join us for the Center for Community, Service, & Justice (CCSJ) pre-fall program, Experience Baltimore. Get to know Baltimore, beyond campus, as we experience unique and colorful neighborhoods that reveal the heart, spirit, and diversity of our city’s residents. Understand how racism shapes Baltimore’s history and the ways that it continues to impact our community today. Build new relationships with your Loyola family and Baltimore neighbors through community-led learning, individual and group reflection, service, and engaging conversations. Learn to critically analyze why things are the way they are and engage with Baltimore residents who are creating change within their own communities. Take a fresh look at this historic, vibrant city!

To learn more about how Experience Baltimore can play a role in inspiring continued learning and exploration of our city, read how former Experience Baltimore participant and peer facilitator, Andrew Boyadjian (’19), continued to understand, learn, and discover a sense of belonging within the city throughout his four years at Loyola (Loyola Magazine and The Baltimore Sun, 2019).

Photo courtesy of the B’more Birds Mural Project by artist Iandry Randriamandroso. Murals can be found throughout the York Road Corridor, adjacent to campus.


Sunday, August 27 - Wednesday, August 30, 2023


$150 (includes all meals, activities, transportation, and supplies)
If financial assistance is needed, please reach out for further information.

Register for Experience Baltimore

2023 Registration is currently closed.


Pat Cassidy (he/him/his) 
Center for Community, Service, & Justice 
Associate Director, Programs 

Abbie Flanagan (she/her/hers) 
Center for Community, Service, & Justice 
Assistant Director, Outreach & Advocacy 

Important Dates

In-Person Summer Orientation 2024:
Monday, June 24 (session is full)
Tuesday, June 25 (session is full)
Thursday, June 27
Friday, June 28 (Session is full)

Virtual Orientation (for those unable to attend in-person)
Wednesday, June 26
Saturday, June 29
Tuesday, July 9

Fall Welcome Weekend 2024:
Thursday, August 29 - Monday, September 2

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.

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Student Engagement Office