Loyola University Maryland

Initium Week

Initium Week

Initium Week is a variety of events starting move-in weekend to kick off the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Thursday, September 6

Student Life Welcome Home Events

Welcome Home Greyhounds! You’ve moved in. You’ve started class. Let your Area RA staffs welcome you to your new neighborhood. All day long, Student Life will be hosting events in your area.

  • Campion Field Day (4 - 6 p.m.): Compete with your floormates or cheer on your neighbors at the Campion Welcome Home Field Day.  Free food and prizes!
  • Eastside Senior Luau (5 - 7 p.m.): Eastside will be hosting a senior Luau and BBQ in the McAuley Courtyard to kickoff the beginning of the academic year.
  • Newman Carnival (5 - 7 p.m.) : Join your new neighbors for a backyard carnival complete with snacks, barbeque, and a bouncy house.
  • Charleston Welcome Back Barbeque (6 - 8 p.m): Kick it in the Southwell Volleyball Pit with Charleston.  Burgers, hot dogs, prizes and games.
  • Gardens Game Night (7 - 9 p.m.): Head to the Avila Lounge for games and prizes: compete in a Mario Kart Tournament and hang out to play various board games.
  • Hillside Under the Stars (8 - 10 p.m.): Sprawl out on the Flannery lawn for a night a food, prizes, smores, and fun.

Friday, September 7

"Hit the Quad”: SGA's Movie Night on the Quad

Come watch Avengers: Infinity War and enjoy some popcorn at 8 p.m. on the Quad. Bring a blanket to lay out as the screening will be held on Friday, September 7! 

Men's Soccer Game

Cheer on Men's Soccer against William & Mary at 7 p.m. at Ridley.

Monday, September 10

Milestone Fair

The Milestone Fair is a welcome back event for all sophomore, junior, and senior Loyola students where being a successful adult IS all fun and games! On the surface, it is a space for you to reconnect with friends, play giant lawn games, eat great food, and win phenomenal prizes! However, through participating in the festivities, you will quickly learn that the Milestone Fair has so much more to offer. Each game is uniquely designed to help you prepare for the transitional needs and major milestones within your upcoming academic year. Join us and play your way to a successful future! Join us on the DGA Field from 4 - 6 p.m.!

Tuesday, September 11

Student's Activities Fair

This is YOUR time to get involved, gain a new hobby, and explore your passion. Visit the Student Activities Fair from 4 - 6:30 p.m. on the Quad to learn about the endless ways to get involved on our Evergreen campus! More than 130 student clubs and organizations will be represented. Continue your craft or pick up a new hobby!

Wednesday, September 12

Community Service Fair

Each year Loyola hosts a Community Service Fair where you can explore the various service and justice opportunities offered by the Center for Community Service and Justice and throughout our Baltimore community. Meet community partners and find the service opportunity right for you. Community service is just one of the opportunities at Loyola where you can live out our Jesuit values of being a person “for and with others.” Student interns will be available to share more information about one-time and weekly service opportunities as well as immersion programs and courses you can take on campus that offer service-learning opportunities. This event will be from 4 - 6:30 pm in McGuire Hall! If you’re interested in learning more about ways to serve and connect to our Baltimore community, you DON’T want to miss this event. 

Thursday, September 13

SGA and You!

Whether you have an initiative to propose to the Student Government Association or just want to cool off with a cup of FREE (yes, we said FREE!) Rita’s Italian Ice, stop by the quad at noon and engage with your Student Government Association representatives on the quad! We will be serving free Rita’s Italian Ice until supplies last and encourage all Hounds to connect with us to develop open and forward-looking dialogue surrounding all of our initiatives! Ride the Rita’s wave with us and stop by our tents on Thursday, September 13!

Friday, September 14

Explore Baltimore: Go O’s!

We’re starting off the year with a home run and inviting you to our Explore Baltimore “Go O’s!” Event! This event will kick off at first base (Newman Towers) where you may board our free transportation service that will take you directly to second base, the Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Enjoy the Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:05 PM as we cheer on our O’s from third base!

Saturday, September 15

Women's Soccer Game

Cheer on Women's Soccer against Colgate at 5 p.m. at Ridley.

Sunday, September 16

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Join us for Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon in the Alumni Memorial Chapel.