Loyola University Maryland

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

We hope that you're able to join us for our 2019 Family Weekend! Please check back often, as we are still adding new and exciting programs to the schedule. 

The majority of our events are free and open to all attendees. Events marked with a * are either ticketed or invite-only.

Friday, September 27th

Julio Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit
DeChiaro College Center
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Baltimore artist René Treviño. Learn more about our gallery here

Family Weekend Info Table
Boulder Atrium, Andrew White Student Center
3 - 5 p.m.
Stop by if you have any questions about Family Weekend! The Student Activities staff will be happy to help. 

Study Abroad Info Session
3rd Floor, Andrew White Student Center 
4 p.m. 
More than 60% of Loyola students experience the world through our extensive Study Abroad programs! Is your student thinking about a semester in Bangkok, or maybe a year in Leuven? Meet the International Programs team, and learn more about our study abroad opportunities. 

FAC Open Hours 
Loyola Fitness and Aquatic Center, 4900 N. Charles St. 
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Greyhounds are always on the move! Come work up a sweat during Family Weekend at the Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC). All family members are welcome free of charge during the weekend.

Shakespeare's Cymbeline
McManus Theater, DeChiaro College Center 
Doors at 7 p.m, Show at 7:30 p.m. 
For over 25 years, the American Shakespeare Center's traveling troupe has provided first-rate entertainment for Loyola students, families, and the surrounding community. Audiences get to see a young and innovative company stage fast-paced shows that recreate for modern audiences Shakespeare's plays while remaining true to the original texts. The productions include original musical compositions, audience interaction, and lots of energy. No tickets are needed, but space is limited.

Saturday, September 28th

ALANA Student & Family Breakfast*
McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center 
8 - 10 a.m.
This 25th 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.

FAC Open Hours 
Loyola Fitness and Aquatic Center, 4900 N. Charles St. 
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Greyhounds are always on the move! Come work up a sweat during Family Weekend at the Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC). All family members are welcome free of charge during the weekend.

Family Weekend Info Table    
Boulder Atrium, Andrew White Student Center
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stop by if you have any questions about Family Weekend! The Student Activities staff will be happy to help.

Messina Family Teach-In
Loyola Notre Dame Library & Flannery O'Connor Hall
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Come experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar! 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 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Messina will also sponsor a coffee and donut break in between the two sessions from 10:30-11:15 AM in the second floor lobby area of Flannery O’Connor Hall. Visit the Messina website for more information and to register.

Gratias Ceremony*
Alumni Memorial Chapel
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Loyola University Maryland will honor its distinguished student leaders during the 27th 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 at Evergreen*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $20 per person
Join us on the beautiful Evergreen campus for a picnic-style luncheon prior to the soccer game. Please note that this picnic location may be moved indoors in case of inclement weather. Menu coming soon! 

Picnic at the Ridley Athletic Complex*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $20 per person
Join us at Ridley for a picnic prior to the soccer game. Shuttle service to and from Ridley is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.  Please note that this picnic is limited to 350 attendees due to space constraints. Menu coming soon!

Visit Loyola Notre Dame Library
12 - 4 p.m. 
Library Innovation Station Demonstration:
Take a tour and see a demonstration of innovative technologies available for student use at the library’s makerspace, the Innovation Station. Featured are 3D printers and scanners, virtual reality, a one-button studio, a digital sewing machine, a recording studio, a large format printer and more. For more information about the Innovation Station, visit here

St. John’s Bible Showing:
See the Library’s 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 Loyola art history students. Explore the library’s Innovation Station, collaborative learning and studying areas, great views, and comfortable seating while you are there!

Visit Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 North Charles Street
12 - 4 p.m.
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.

Greyhound Soccer Doubleheader*
Men's Soccer vs. Navy 12pm
Women's Soccer vs. Holy Cross 3pm 
Ridley Athletic Complex
Ticket Price: $6 for guests, free for students
Cheer on the Greyhounds! Tickets can be purchased in advance during online registration, or at the game. Tickets must be picked up at the university box office (located in the Student Center and up at Ridley Athletic Complex). There is no need to order a ticket for your student, as they can pick up a free ticket at the Box Office by showing their ID! Shuttle service to and from the game is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.

Julio Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit
DeChiaro College Center
1
 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Baltimore artist René Treviño. Learn more about our gallery here

Cupcake Decorating 
Boulder Atrium, Andrew White Student Center 
2:30 p.m. 
Join our Loyola Dining Team in decorating your own Loyola cupcake, and see how sweet it is to be part of the Greyhound family! 

34th Annual Legacy Reception
Rev. Brian F Linnane, S.J. Alumni House
4:30 p.m. – 6 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 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.

Mass 
Alumni Memorial Chapel
5 p.m.
This Mass fulfills the Sunday Mass obligation.

a black star on a gold background with the word Shamilton across the frontShamilton*
Reitz Arena
8:30 - 10 p.m.
Ticket Price: $10 for guests, free for students
PG-13
Couldn't get tickets to Hamilton? Come see "Shamilton" instead! Join members of famed musical improv group Baby Wants Candy as they create an epic musical on the spot based on a historical celebrity of your choosing- from Genghis Khan to Kim Kardashian. It's the show Lin-Manuel Miranda calls "cease and desist!" Shamilton The Improvised Hip-Hop Parody Musical has enjoyed fully sold out runs at UCB in Los Angeles, UCB's Del Close Marathon in New York, and packed houses in Chicago at the Apollo Theater. Start thinking of who you want to see a hip-hop improvised musical created for now! Check it out!
All attendees must have a ticket.

Sunday, September 29th

Sunday Mass
Alumni Memorial Chapel
11 a.m. and 6 p.m.