Loyola University Maryland



Students participating in fall events

Note: This is a basic outline of the 2017 Fall Welcome Weekend schedule. Times are subject to change. Please refer to the schedule you receive at move-in for specifics. 

Fall Welcome Weekend is MANDATORY for all new students at Loyola and attendance will be taken at each session (with the exception of late night/evening programming)

Thursday, August 31 

Time Program
8:00 a.m. - noon Resident Students Move-In to Residence Halls
Students will be given specific information on when and where to check-in.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
On your own at locations across campus.
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Commuter Students Check-In
Commuter students will receive their packets in the lobby area of McManus Theater. 
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Evergreen Small Group Meetings
Students will meet up in smaller groups to cover relevant orientation information as well as information for the year ahead.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. New Student Convocation
The Class of 2021 will be introduced and inducted into the Loyola University Maryland community. Parents and family members are welcome to stay, but we ask they depart campus at the conclusion of the ceremony. 
5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30p.m. Commuter Student Meet Up
A chance for commuter students to meet one another while also learning about the various expectations of a Loyola student. 
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Residential Meetings
A chance to learn more about the expectations in the year ahead, both on and off campus.
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p. m
FAC Attack!
Head up to the Fitness and Aquatic Center for some friendly games and competition. There will be free gear and prizes available for those who participate!

Friday, September 1

Time Program
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
On your own at locations across campus.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m Evergreen Small Group Meetings
9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Common Text Presentations and Discussions
The text for this year is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (each student received a copy during Summer Orientation). Be prepared to discuss the book with your advisor and a small group of students.
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
On your own at locations across campus.
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Community Information Sessions 
The sessions will cover campus safety, community expectations, and what it means to be a member of the larger Loyola community. 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evergreen Small Group Meetings 
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hypnotist!
Nationally-renowned hypnotist Dan LaRosa will put on a captivating show, which includes hypnotizing students from the audience. Any volunteers?
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Everything you Forgot BINGO!
Come and hang out, meet new students and enjoy snacks as you play Bingo for prizes. The prizes are everything that you forgot to bring to college and wish you had in your new room!
11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Midnight Breakfast

Saturday, September 2

Time Program
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Evergreen Small Group Time 
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Academic Information Sessions 
A variety of information sessions on the academic life at Loyola will be offered including Honor Code, academic support, and campus resources. You'll rotate through sessions and have a break midway through for lunch!
*At the conclusion of the sessions, you receive your FREE Messina tshirt!

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. BREAK
During this time, grab some lunch and relax before your afternoon sessions!

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bookstore VIP Shopping Event
Stop in to the NEW bookstore for help with your books, discounts on Loyola apparel, music, and raffles!

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Casino Night
Casino games including Texas Hold 'Em and Black Jack will be there. The more you win, the better your chances of winning prizes! 
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Midnight Snack

Sunday, September 3

Time  Program
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Core Values/Jesuit Education
This session will offer you a chance to learn more about being a student at a Jesuit college, the values of Loyola University Maryland, and how to set yourself up for success. There will be time for reflection at the conclusion of this session.
 1:30 p.m. Class Photo
We'll do our annual class photo on the steps of the Chapel! Make sure to wear your new Messina shirt!
2:00 pm. - 4:00 p.m. 
Academic Interest Sessions
Students will have the option to attend various information sessions and departmental open houses. Whether or not you think you know what your major will be, this is a great time to explore different opportunities.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. New Student Liturgy
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
BBQ on the President's Lawn
Father Linnane is inviting all members of the Class of 2021 for a BBQ on his lawn!
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Join DJ Paul Random for a laser light show you won't soon forget! Co-sponsored by SGA, OPTIONS, and Better Choices, Better Hounds

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.  Midnight Snack 

Monday, September 4

Time Program
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast, Evergreen Small Group Meetings, Closing Reflection
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Class Schedule Tours
Evergreens will show you around the various buildings and classrooms so you are ready to go on your first day of classes!

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Shuttle Service to Towson Market Place
Shuttles will run throughout the afternoon to stores like Target, Weis (grocery), Bed, Bath & Beyond and more!
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Honors Program Event: Homer & Pizza
Honors students will be contacted with more information. 
 7:00 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. University of Pittsburgh
Shuttles will depart from Newman and the Library to take you to the Ridley Athletic Complex for your first game as a Greyhound!