Loyola University Maryland

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 24

The Celebration of Loyola's New Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning

The Fernandez Center
3:00 - 5:00 PM
If you are in town on Friday, Sept. 24, please join us from 3 - 5 p.m. for the celebration of the opening of our newest building on campus, the Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning. The Fernandez Center includes the Forbes Idea Lab, the Rizzo Career Center, the Hanway Academic Loft, the School of Education, and the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The building also provides a variety of active and innovative classroom and faculty spaces including the academic departments of education, psychology, speech-language-hearing sciences, and sociology. The event will include a brief presentation and self-guided building tours. Light refreshments will also be available.  

Volleyball vs. Army West Point

Reitz Arena
7:00 PM
Cheer on our Greyhounds in their match vs. Army West Point!

Charm City Trivia: Family Weekend Edition!

Zoom
8:30 PM
Celebrate Family Weekend even if you cannot come to campus by registering for Charm City Trivia, hosted by Baltimore’s premiere trivia company. Loyola themed door prizes will be raffled off throughout this virtual event. Don’t have a team? No worries! Our hosts from Charm City Trivia will be happy to pair you up with one. All those who register will be sent a confirmation e-mail by 5 PM on Friday, September 24th. Please login between 8:00-8:15pm. Once you arrive to the room, the event host will assign you to a team. All team members will be asked to change their Zoom Name to their team name once you are in the breakout room.

Saturday, September 25

Gratias Ceremony

Alumni Memorial Chapel
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Loyola University Maryland will honor its distinguished student leaders during the 28th annual Gratias Ceremony. Outstanding students will be recognized for their contributions in the areas of leadership and service. Students being honored at Gratias and their families will receive a separate invitation from the Office of Student Engagement. Please contact the Office of Student Engagement with any questions at 410-617-2032.

Messina Family Teach-In

Knott Hall B03

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

10:00 AM - Discovering Baltimore’s Diverse Neighborhoods

Knott Hall B03
Presented by Michael Puma, Director of Messina 
Learn how Messina helps to introduce students to Baltimore – including its history, our neighbors, and over 260 diverse neighborhoods.  

11:00 AM - How to Retire a Millionaire, and Other Financial Life Lessons
Knott Hall B03
Presented by J.P. Krahel, PhD., Associate Professor, Accounting
Learn how taxes work, how to make debt less painful, and why now is the best time to start planning for retirement.

ALANA Family Event

McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center
11:00 AM
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.

Men's Soccer vs. Holy Cross

Ridley Athletic Complex
12:00 PM
Cheer on our Greyhounds in their game vs. Holy Cross!

Tickets are $3 for family members and free for Loyola students. Please do not order a ticket for your Loyola student! Students simply need to show their Loyola ID at the box office to receive a free ticket. 

Mobile tickets will be sent to your e-mail from Ticketmaster prior to the game and can only be accessed through a mobile device. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk folder if you do not receive the tickets to your Inbox.

35th Annual Legacy Reception

Rev. Brian F Linnane, S.J. Alumni House
3:00 PM
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 their legacy by having the Loyola alumni family member pin the current Loyola student with a special Loyola University Maryland Legacy pin. Registration 
is required.

Saturday Vigil Mass

Alumni Memorial Chapel
4:30 PM
Celebrate Mass with the Loyola Community in Alumni Memorial Chapel.

Eric Dittelman: Comedy Mind Reader

Reitz Arena
8:30 PM
Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it? Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at colleges, comedy clubs, and private events all across the country.

As seen as a semi-finalist NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Eric Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improvisational comedy. Whether playing a round of Pictionary while Eric’s eyes are duct taped shut or having a personal thought revealed from their minds, audience members become part of the show and leave with a fun experience that they’ll never forget.

Tickets are $10 for family members and free for students (all attendees must have a ticket).

Mobile tickets will be sent to your e-mail from Ticketmaster prior to the performance and can only be accessed through a mobile device. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk folder if you do not receive the tickets to your Inbox.

Sunday, September 26

Sunday Morning Mass

Alumni Memorial Chapel
11:00 AM
Celebrate Mass with the Loyola Community in Alumni Memorial Chapel.