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Summer Orientation Schedule

Students at carnival during orientation

Each incoming student is expected to participate in Summer Orientation. Some aspects will be virtual and it will be complemented by an in-person experience at the end of June. Students can expect to receive a checklist of items to complete prior to arriving in the fall; these items are part of the virtual orientation program.

Students who cannot attend in-person orientation will be assigned an Evergreen and will receive all materials provided during in-person orientation.

Summer Orientation 2024

In-Person Orientation Schedule

Student Programs

Time Student Program
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Check-In/Arrival
All students and their guests need to formally check-in at this time. 

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Campus Resource Sessions
These sessions are offered for those who want to learn more about various areas of Loyola. The session topics include: Dining Services, Commuter Students, First-Generation Students, Disability & Accessibility Services, Housing/Messina, Financial Aid, and Campus Involvement. In addition, we are offering daily Mass for anyone interested.
More detailed information will be available when you arrive to campus.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Welcome Session for Students & Families 
This session is the official beginning to the Summer Orientation program.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Evergreen Small Group Time
Students will be divided into small groups to get to know their classmates and review the orientation schedule.

1:00 p.m. - 2:15p.m.

Student Success Session
This will be an interactive, academic-based session that will focus on how you as a student can be successful in and out of the classroom. The session will prepare you for the meeting with your academic advisor in July.

 2:15p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student Social
Join your classmates on the Quad for some fun and interactive social time!
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Prayer Service & New Student Blessing
Students and their families will gather in the chapel together for this special service.
 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Information Fair
Representatives from campus departments, student organizations, and various vendors will be available to answer questions and offer additional information.
*Students will receive a copy of the common text/summer reading during this time*

 5:00 p.m. Departure from Campus

Parent/Guest Programs

Time Parent/Guest Program
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Check-In/Arrival
Optional Information Sessions

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Campus Resource Sessions
These sessions are offered for those who want to learn more about various areas of Loyola. The session topics include: Dining Services, Commuter Students, First-Generation Students, Disability & Accessibility Support, Housing/Messina, Financial Aid, and Campus Involvement. In addition, we are offering daily Mass for anyone interested.
More detailed information will be available when you arrive to campus.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Welcome Session for Students & Families
This session is the official beginning to the Summer Orientation program.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Navigating the Student Checklist
Parents/guests will be given a brief overview on how they can help their students stay on track for the remainder of the summer using the New Student Checklist.
12:30p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Information Sessions
Parents/guests will have an opportunity to attend sessions presented by various members of the Loyola community, including the Dean of Students and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Prayer Service & New Student Blessing
Students and their families will gather in the chapel together for this special service.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Information Fair
Representatives from campus departments, student organizations, and various vendors will be available to answer questions and offer additional information.

5:00 p.m. Departure from Campus

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
orientation@loyola.edu
www.loyola.edu/studentengagement