Loyola University Maryland

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events & Registration


The registration link for events below will be open HERE on August 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. You do not need to register for the overall weekend, just the events that you would like attend. If there is no registration link listed for an event, it is free/not ticketed and you may come and go as you please. All registrations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, October 4!

*All events are subject to change. If you have any remaining questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at studentengagement@loyola.edu or call us at 410-617-2032.

Friday, 9/08/2023: We are currently aware of an issue with our registration site that caused an email to be sent in error that registrations had been refunded. A follow-up email will be sent shortly to all those affected. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Friday, October 6

Sukkah on the Quad

Quad: All Week
The Loyola community celebrated the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot Sept. 29 – Oct. 6. Sukkot commemorates the time God provided food and shelter for Israelites in the wilderness that they inhabited, after they were freed from slavery in Egypt.

The event of Sukkot is celebrated with symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey and harvest vegetables. A big part of the Sukkot celebration is to build temporary shelters to remind one of God’s eternal presence in our lives.

This year, Loyola’s Office of Campus Ministry supported building of Sukkah on campus and celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with our Jewish friends. Please visit Sukkah on the Quad and explore educational materials posted in the lawn.

Men's Tennis: Loyola Invitational Weekend

McClure Tennis Center at Ridley Athletic Complex; Various dates and times
The men's tennis team will be hosting the Loyola Invitational on October 6 (3pm), October 7 (9am) and October 8 (9am) at the McClure Tennis Center at Ridley Athletic Complex. Parking and entry is free for all fans!

Loyola & Baltimore Trivia Hosted by Relay for Life!

McGuire Hall, 7:30p.m - 9:00p.m; Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Family Weekend and put your knowledge of Loyola and Baltimore to the test by registering for trivia hosted by our Relay for Life student organization. Play to win Loyola themed door prizes while all proceeds go to Relay for Life.

*Limited availability of seats; the link to reserve your spot is at the top of this page!

Saturday, October 7

Welcome to Loyola from the Hound Activities and Programming (HAP) Board!

Humanities Porch, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Want to learn more about what fun things there are to do on campus? Need some caffeine before the busy day ahead? Come grab some FREE pastries and coffee from the HAP board!

Messina Family Teach-In

Knott Hall B01 & B03, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Messina would like to offer parents and families a chance to experience what it is like to participate in a Messina enrichment session. Two, 45-minute sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom will be offered at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Families may choose to sign up for one or both session time slots.

Registration links for this event can be found below:

10 a.m. - "How to Retire a Millionaire and Other Financial Life Lessons"
10 a.m. - "Stuck in the Middle with You: Marriage, Conflict, and the Courts in the Middle Ages"
11 a.m. - "How to Retire a Millionaire and Other Financial Life Lessons"
11 a.m. - Stuck in the Middle with You: Marriage, Conflict, and the Courts in the Middle Ages"

ALANA Family Event

McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center, 11 a.m. - 1p.m.
The annual event hosts African, Latinx, 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.

Featured Game: Men's Soccer vs. Holy Cross

Ridley Athletic Complex, 12 noon
Cheer on our Greyhounds in their game vs. Holy Cross. You may buy your tickets via the registration link at the top of this page or use the following link and enter code: FAMILY2023 at check-out to receive your Family Weekend discount!


Swimming & Diving Meet vs. Lehigh University

Mangione Pool at the Fitness and Aquatic Center, 1:00 p.m.
Come watch the Greyhounds take on the Mountain Hawks in a Swimming & Diving meet at the FAC!

*This event is FREE and not ticketed*

First-Gen Family Weekend Sibling Fun

Loyola Notre Dame Library, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
First Generation Student Success is kicking off a new event on the Evergreen campus this upcoming Family Weekend! This year, family weekend is also a time for first-gen sibling bonding. Join us for a fun, creative and interactive activity for you and your siblings while your parents/guardians will have an opportunity to touch base with some Loyola administrators to talk about how the semester is going at Loyola. For questions, please email Heidi Fuentes at hlfuentes@loyola.edu.  

Student Led Performances

McManus Theatre, 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Come see what your students have been up to as you enjoy a musical showcase put on by the Chimes, Belles, Greysounds, and Steel Pan student organizations!

*Limited Seating; all tickets can be reserved in the registration link at the top of this page!

37th Annual Alumni Family Reception

Rev. Brian F Linnane, S.J. Alumni House, 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
A Family Weekend tradition, this distinct event honors the dedication and continued support of a Loyola education by alumni and their families. During the reception, families will celebrate by having the Loyola alumni family member pin the current Loyola student with a special Loyola pin. Registration is required and by invitation only.

Saturday Vigil Mass

Alumni Memorial Chapel, 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate Mass with the Loyola Community in Alumni Memorial Chapel.

Loyola Night at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Come hang out with us at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for a night reserved exclusively for Loyola University Maryland! We are excited to offer this rare chance to experience the animals on exhibit, interact with hand-picked animal ambassadors, enjoy FREE food and refreshments, and even bring the kids along for a few rides! For questions about this event, please email studentengagement@loyola.edu

If you are on the wait list, please check your Bridge notifications and registered email regularly as this is where you will see the link to purchase once promoted. No refunds will be issued after October 4. Event is rain or shine. Transportation not included.

Free Time In-between Events? Check Out These Ongoing Activities for Saturday, October 7!

Self-led Campus Tours

Evergreen Campus, 9 a.m.-5p.m.
Take our self-led tour around the Evergreen campus to explore everything in your student's "world" during the academic year!

*Check your "final details" email or find a physical copy of the tour around campus throughout Family Weekend.

Visit the Julio Fine Arts Gallery

Julio Fine Arts Gallery, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Established in 1985, the Julio Fine Arts Gallery is committed to providing exhibitions that are both innovative and intellectually challenging to Loyola University and the public at large. Located in the Julio Fine Arts Wing of the DeChiaro College Center, the Gallery also houses a permanent collection that includes prints and paintings by artists such as Rouault, Klee, and Red Grooms, as well as several African sculptures.

All gallery events are FREE and open to the public and draw participation from not only the university community but from local art lovers too. The Gallery is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.

FREE Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC) Activities

FAC, 12p.m.-4p.m.
Visit the FAC to participate in free rock climbing, cornhole, spike ball, and more hosted by the Department of Recreation and Wellness!

*The FAC is located at 4900 N. Charles Street which is about a 15-minute walk from the quad on main campus - shuttles are offered in intervals or free parking is available there throughout the day.

Sunday, October 8

Sunday Morning Mass

Alumni Memorial Chapel, 11 a.m.
Celebrate Mass with the Loyola Community in Alumni Memorial Chapel.

Safe Travels from the Evergreens!

Alumni Memorial Chapel Front Lawn/Quad, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Come converse and grab some FREE snacks and refreshments from our Evergreens for your trip home!

Featured Game: Women's Volleyball vs. Holy Cross

Reitz Arena, 2 p.m.
Later flight home or can't get enough of campus? Come check out our women's volleyball team take on Holy Cross!
*This event is FREE and not ticketed*

Want to get Off-Campus?

Fell's Point Fun Festival

Fell's Point, Baltimore; Friday - Sunday
Get out into one of the iconic Baltimore neighborhoods to visit Fell's Point Fun Festival! The lineup of food, drink, live music, shopping, and more can be found HERE. Transportation not included.

Little Italy Italian Heritage Festival

Little Italy, Baltimore; Saturday 12-5p.m.
Get off campus and into the community by visiting Little Italy's annual celebration the, "Italian Heritage Festival!" All are invited to enjoy food, drinks, live music, shopping, and more! Transportation not included.