Loyola University Maryland


Fall Welcome Weekend FAQs

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Is there a fee to participate in Fall Welcome Weekend?

There is a fee that was included on your first bill from Loyola. The fee is marked "Fall Orientation" and covers all events and activities for the weekend (not including your meals).

Is Fall Welcome Weekend mandatory?

Yes, it is. Sessions cover various aspects of your time at Loyola, including academics, activities, and what it means to be a community member.

Can my family participate in Fall Welcome Weekend?

This is a is a student-only program.

Will my meals be covered during Welcome Weekend?

No, students' meal plans will be active beginning August 25 and all of our dining facilities will be open during that time. For more specific information, please refer to the dining website.

Will we have events every day?

Welcome Weekend will consist of a mix of virtual and small group, in person meetings following social distancing guidelines. Programming will take place throughout the entire weekend.

Do I really need to read the common text?

Yes. There will be a Common Text Panel during Welcome Weekend, followed by small group discussions led by your Messina advisor. Additionally, you can expect that many of your faculty will infuse themes from the text into your first year courses.

Where do I buy my books?

The bookstore (adjacent to the DGA Field) will be open throughout the weekend.

I live across the country. Is it possible to ship items to campus before I arrive?

Yes, you can have packages shipped to yourself through the Campus Post Office. Please refer to Webadvisor for your specific Mail Stop and address information.

How do I request support or accommodations to thrive at Loyola?

If you are a student who needs support or accommodations to live and learn at Loyola, please visit Loyola's Disability Support Services website to learn more. If you are planning to register, please start this process immediately so the staff has time to review your requests and have everything in place for you at the start of the semester.