Loyola University Maryland




Welcome to Loyola! We are excited to have you join our Loyola community. As transfer students, we know you have some college experience under your belts and have tailored sessions to meet your needs. Transfer Welcome Weekend is important for your success at Loyola. Below you will find a sample Transfer Welcome Schedule from Fall 2017. A full schedule for Fall 2018 will be available in August. 

Please remember, transfer welcome weekend is mandatory for all incoming transfer students. Times are subject to change. Please refer to the schedule you receive when you arrive for Welcome Weekend for specifics.

Friday, September 1

Time  Program 
9 a.m. - Noon

Resident Transfer Student Check-In
Hopkins Court Lounge

Those with a valid Loyola student ID, skip to step 2

  1. Visit Student Administrative Services (SAS) located in Maryland Hall 140 to receive your student ID between the hours of  8 a.m. - 12 p.m. You will be unable to check in without a valid student ID. 
  2. Once you have your ID, head to Hopkins Court Lounge to check-in and receive your room key, schedule, and information packet.
Noon - 1 p.m.

Family Reception and Welcome
*Commuter Students Check-In
Hug Lounge, Humanities Center

Join Loyola administrators to learn about the Loyola community and our expectations for you as Loyola students and family members. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP with the number of intended guests for the reception to studentengagement@loyola.edu.

Commuter transfer students will receive detailed schedules and information packets at this time.

1 - 1:15 p.m.

Family Farewell
Family members are welcome to take time to say goodbyes or arrange details for the evening - students will be in sessions the remainder of the day.

 1:15 - 5 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. This will include small group discussions with your Evergreen.
 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Hypnotist!
Nationally-renowned hypnotist Dan LaRosa will put on a captivating show, which includes hynotizing students from the audience. Any volunteers?
 9:30 - 11 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 p.m. - 1 a.m. Midnight Snack

Saturday, September 2

Time Program
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Academic Information Sessions
A variety of information sessions on the academic life will be offered including Honor Code and academic support/resources.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

You'll have a break between sessions to grab lunch and relax before your afternoon sessions.

3 - 5 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 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
8:30 - 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 chance of winning prizes!
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Midnight Snack

Sunday, September 3

Time Program
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brunch and Welcome Weekend Closing
We'll gather all new transfer students for a closing session and reflection as the weekend wraps up.

2 - 4 p.m.

Academic Interest Sessions
Students will have the option to attend various information sessions, including: study abroad, health careers, law careers, and integrated/service learning.

5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
On your own at locations across campus.
5 - 6p.m. New Student Liturgy
9 - 11 p.m. Greychella
Join DJ Paul Random for a fun laser light show. Co-sponsored by SGA, OPTIONS, and Better Choices, Better Hounds!
11 p.m. - 1 a.m. Midnight Snack

Monday, September 4

This is meant to be a free day for all new transfer students. Good luck with your first day of classes!

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding orientation please contact the office of student engagement at (410) 617-2032.