Loyola University Maryland

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Check In  
Andrew White Student Center Atrium
3:00-7:00 PM
Check in at the Andrew White Student Center Atrium, located outside of Boulder Garden Café. If you registered for any ticketed events, your Family Weekend registered tickets will be waiting for you.

Hauber Summer Research Poster Display
Donnelly Science Center Atrium
3:00-4:30 PM
Meet the 2017 Hauber Summer Research fellows and mentors, browse the posters displayed to learn more about their work in natural and applied sciences, and enjoy light refreshments. 

First Fridays
Fitness & Aquatics Center (FAC)
9:30-11:30 PM
First Fridays is a new Late Night program series and collaboration between both the Office of Student Activities and Recreational Sports. This is the first Late Night during a Family Weekend and we'd like for you to join us for the evening. We will have mini golf, a rock climbing wall, stand up paddle boarding, and our weight room will be available. The event is family friendly and we encourage you to visit us for First Fridays. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

ALANA Student/Family Breakfast 
McGuire Hall
8:00-10:00 AM

This 24th annual breakfast hosts African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students and their families on the Evergreen campus. A separate invitation will follow. For more information, please contact ALANA Services at 410-617-2310.

Check In  
Andrew White Student Center Atrium
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Please pick up your Family Weekend registered tickets in the Andrew White Student Center Atrium. For families arriving after 3 p.m., registered tickets will be available for pick-up at the entrance of each event requiring a ticket. Please look for a Student Activities staff member to assist you.

Gratias Ceremony
Alumni Memorial Chapel
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Loyola University Maryland will honor its distinguished student leaders during the 25th annual Gratias Ceremony. Outstanding students will be recognized for their contributions in the areas of leadership and service. Students honored at Gratias will receive a separate notification from the Office of Student Engagement. Please contact the Office of Student Engagement with any questions at 410-617-2032.

Picnic on the Quad 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us on the Quad for a picnic-style luncheon.  The menu includes the following: smoked and sliced beef brisket, mini ham and Swiss sandwiches on mini knot rolls with honey mustard, and pulled barbeque chicken served with kaiser rolls, three cheese mac and cheese, vegetarian brown sugar baked beans, herbed red bliss potato salad, Greek pasta salad, mixed greens with sliced green apples, feta and balsamic vinaigrette, watermelon slices, assorted cookies and brownies, assorted soft drinks and bottled water. Ticket price: $18 per person.

Picnic at the Ridley Athletic Complex   
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us at Ridley for a picnic prior to the women's soccer game. The menu includes the following: smoked and sliced beef brisket, mini ham and Swiss sandwiches on mini knot rolls with honey mustard, and pulled barbeque chicken served with kaiser rolls, three cheese mac and cheese, vegetarian brown sugar baked beans, herbed red bliss potato salad, Greek pasta salad, mixed greens with sliced green apples, feta and balsamic vinaigrette, watermelon slices, assorted cookies and brownies, assorted soft drinks and bottled water.
Shuttle service to and from Ridley is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m. Ticket price: $18 per person.

Visit Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 North Charles Street
12:00 - 4:00 PM

Located next-door to Loyola and housed in a Gilded Age mansion surrounded by 26 acres of formal gardens and woods, Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books, and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary art. The collection counts among its many treasures post-Impressionist paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, a Léon-Bakst designed private theatre, and one of the largest private collections of Tiffany art glass. Enjoy special free guided tours (Noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.) of the permanent collections. Parking is available on the premises.

Women's Soccer vs. Holy Cross
Ridley Athletic Complex 
12:00 - 2:00 PM

Tickets are required. Tickets are free of charge for students and $3 for family members and should be requested while registering online in advance. One ticket is good for BOTH soccer games (men's and women's). Shuttle service to and from the game is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.

The Big Dig II:  Lines of Power
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities
4th Floor Program Room (Andrew White Student Center)
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Loyola provides our students with a rich & rigorous academic experience including opportunities to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Come listen to a panel of students discuss findings from their summer research fellowship and internship work; the 2017 Nachbahr address delivered by Dr. Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D. (English); and the presentation of the Affiliate Teaching Award at the reception to follow the program. 

Messina Family Teach-In
Loyola Notre Dame Library & Flannery O'Connor Hall
2:00 - 4:00 PM  (Ice Cream Social from 2:30-3:15 PM in Flannery O'Connor Hall 2nd floor lobby)
Come experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar!  Messina will be sponsoring a Family Weekend Teach-In.  Messina faculty members will offer 45-minute class sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom.  Sessions will be offered at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Messina will also sponsor a free ice-cream social in between the two sessions from 2:30-3:15 PM in the second floor lobby area of Flannery O’Connor Hall. Visit the Messina website for more information and to register. 

Visit the St. John's Bible Exhibit at the Library 
Loyola Notre Dame Library
2:00 - 4:00 PM
  
Learn about the beautiful permanent exhibit of the handwritten, hand-illuminated St. John’s Bible in the Library with a trained docent. You can also see the library’s permanent exhibit of the 14th Century statue Virgin Mary Seated with Christ Child, which was researched and mounted by students in Dr. Kerry Boeye’s 2014 art history classes. Explore the library’s digital media/assistive technology lab, auditorium, group study rooms, great views, and comfortable seating while you are there!

Men's Soccer vs. Army
Ridley Athletic Complex
2:30 - 4:30 PM

Tickets are required.  Tickets are free of charge for students and $3 for family members and should be requested while registering online in advance.  One ticket is good for BOTH soccer games (men's and women's). Shuttle service to and from the game is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.

Accounting Information Session
Sponsored by the Department of Accounting
Knott Hall B03
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Come learn more about the path to (and through) the accounting major. You'll hear from professors and professionals out in the field, get advice on meeting the requirements for the CPA exam, find out about career options for accounting professionals, and learn about the wide variety of study abroad options for accounting majors.

Mass 
Alumni Memorial Chapel
4 PM

This Mass fulfills the Sunday Mass obligation.

Legacy Reception 
Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. Alumni House, 208 E. Cold Spring Lane
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Alumni who are grandparents and parents of current students are invited to celebrate their Loyola connection with their children at a special reception. Alumni grandparents and/or parents of current students can register for the Legacy Reception here. For further information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-617-2475 or alumni@loyola.edu

Howl At the Moon Dueling Piano Show & Dessert Reception
Reitz Arena
8:00 - 10:30 PM
Join us for Howl At the Moon, a live, engaging music show that is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along to popular hits and party anthems. Musicians "perform" with a variety of instruments with no set agenda/playlist. Loyola families will have the opportunity to relax, listen to music, and enjoy an evening of quality entertainment. Check out a sample of what you may hear at Howl here!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Sunday Mass 
Alumni Memorial Chapel
11:00 AM and 6:00 PM

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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