Loyola University Maryland

Initium Week

Initium Week

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

September 9, 2017

Explore Baltimore: Hampdenfest

Get to know Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood! Hampdenfest is one of Baltimore’s biggest block parties with music, art performances, cook-offs, toilet races (you have to see it to believe it) and arts and crafts vendors and an abundance of great food and an engaging atmosphere, HampdenFest offers an abundance of Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay and local Hampden cuisine. Shuttles to the festival will leave Newman Towers every half hour beginning at 1pm and will drop off at 37th & Chestnut in Hampden. The last shuttle will leave Hampden at 8pm to return to campus.

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. Check out the itinerary below for when events are happening in your area and keep an eye out for more details from your RA:

  • CAMPfest! 
    Campion from 3 - 5 p.m.
    Get in the Bawlmer spirit with your fellow Campion Champions on a trip down to Hampdenfest, Hon.  Prep for the trip with a building-wide scavenger hunt, snacks, giveaways. End the evening with s’mores in the back of Campion.
  • Harbor Eastside
    Eastside from 4 - 6 p.m.
    Get to know your new neighbors, eat some snacks, and play some games at a boardwalk themed party.
  • Welcome Home BBQ
    Newman from 5 - 7 p.m.
    It’s a good ole’ fashioned cookout on the Newman Volleyball Courts. Your RAs will be grilling up burgers. Bring your appetite and your favorite lawn game.
  • Charleston Block Party
    Charleston from 5 - 7 p.m.
    Welcome to the only neighborhood with all four class years. Relax on the Seton, Lange, and Hopkins lawns with food, an obstacle course, a water balloon toss, and more. Bring your favorite lawn game or snacks to share.
  • Make S’Mores Friends!
    Gardens from 6 - 8 p.m.
    Volleyball, food, prizes, and, of course, some s’mores.
  • Welcome Home Game Night!
    Hillside from 7 - 9 p.m.
    Bring your competitive spirit for a Flannery, Butler, and Hammerman game night.  Food, prizes, and fun!

SuperFans Pre-Game Cookout

The SuperFans Pre-Game Cookout will be from 6 -7 p.m. at Ridley, followed by the Men’s Soccer Game against Villanova at 7 pm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dinner & a Movie at Belvedere Square

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
7:00pm (movie start time) 
The Senator Theater, 5904 York Road

A shuttle bus will leave the Library parking lot starting at 5:00pm to bring folks from campus to the Senator Theatre and Belvedere Square.  The bus will continue on a continuous loop between the Library and The Senator with the final bus leaving The Senator at 10:00pm.

In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson shares the story of Walter McMillan, a resident Monroe County, Alabama wrongly accused of murder. Monroe County was also the home of Harper Lee, author of the 1960s national bestseller, To Kill A Mockingbird. Production of film version of the book brought actor Gregory Peck to Monroe Country and to this day, the book (and movie) are immortalized in a local museum. Stevenson writes, “Lee’s endearing characters, Atticus Finch and his precocious daughter, Scout, captivated readers while confronting them with some of the realities of race and justice in the South.” (p.23)   Come watch the 1962 movie at The Senator, one of Baltimore’s historic theaters located less than a mile from campus on York Road. 

Admission to the movie is free with a Loyola ID. All attending are also encouraged to take advantage of the shops and eateries on York Road and Belvedere Square before the movie. On September 11th, 10% discounts will be available at Cereillo, Starlite Diner, Atwater’s, Ejji, and Tooloulou when you show your Loyola ID. This event is offered as part of Initium Week in conjunction with Messina Common Text Event Series. 

Tuesday, September 12

Student Activities Fair

Visit the Student Activities Fair from 4 - 6 p.m. on the Quad to learn about the many different ways to get involved on campus! More than 130 student clubs and organizations will be represented. 

SGA's Movie Night on the Quad

Come watch Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and enjoy some popcorn at 8 p.m. on the Quad.

Wednesday, September 13

Welcome Back at Starbucks

The Career Center welcomes you back to campus at Starbucks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Come for coffee, giveaways, and an introduction to our new platforms - Handshake and Loyola Connect.

Govanstowne Farmer's Market

Visit the Govanstowne Farmers’ Market from 3 - 7 p.m. Vendors will offer a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, eggs, prepared food, baked goods and crafts for sale. The market will be located in the parking lot of Loyola's Transportation and Public Safety complex at 5104 York Rd.

Community Service Fair

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.” Come explore more than 25 community organizations to address a range of issues, including homelessness, the environment, advocacy, health, and education. The fair will be from 4 - 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

Friday, September 15

Ice Cream with Campus Police

Come enjoy ice cream with our campus police outside Maryland Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

Welcome Home Hounds

SGA welcomes all the hounds back to campus! Spend your Saturday afternoon with live music, lawn games, free food & much more from 12 - 4 p.m. on the Quad! 

Initium Week is sponsored by Student Engagement and SGA.