Loyola University Maryland

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Fall Welcome Weekend FAQs

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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 but we invite families to participate in the annual New Student Convocation which will be available via live stream.

Will we have events every day?

Welcome Weekend will consist of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous meetings each day. 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.

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

If you are a student who needs support or accommodations to llearn 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.