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 an outline of the 2019 Transfer Welcome Schedule, the 2020 schedule will be updated in July.

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, August 30

Time  Program 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm

Resident Transfer Student Check-In
Students should report to Hopkins Court Lounge to receive their keys and Loyola ID. Students who need an ID photo should report to Student Administrative Services in Maryland Hall.

12:00 - 1 p.m.

Welcome Reception, Hug Lounge (Humanities Center) Family members are welcome!
Students and their families are invited to a reception where various members of the campus community will be available to answer questions. A short program will take place and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available.

*Commuter students will receive their folders at this time*

1:00 - 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 - 5:00 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.
 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Students are invited to join their Evergreens for dinner. All will have access to their meal plans at this time.

8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Nationally-renowned hypnotist Dan LaRosa will put on a captivating show, which includes hypnotizing students from the audience. Any volunteers?

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Midnight Breakfast

Saturday, August 31

Time Program
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Commuter Student Meeting
A current commuter student will share tips and hints for getting around campus as a commuter.

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Information Sessions
A variety of information sessions on the academic life will be offered including Honor Code and academic support/resources. A complimentary brunch will be included.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Small Group Time
Evergreens will review the day, offer more information on technology on campus, and offer a campus resource tour.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Bookstore VIP Shopping Event
Stop in to the NEW bookstore for help with your books, discounts on Loyola apparel, music, and raffles!
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Casino Night
Hit the jackpot playing Casino Games – Texas Hold’em, Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, and more. Win great prizes like theater tickets, electronics, gift certificates, and much more! 
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Midnight Snack

Sunday, September 1

Time Program
 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Evergreen Small Group Meetings
 10:30 - 10:45

 Dining Session
This session will give you additional details on how to use your meal plan, what eateries are available, and how to navigate dining on campus.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

The Late Show: People For and With Others
Loyola’s Jesuit mission and values inform expectations for our entire community. Join our host, Sean Bray, as he interviews two current seniors and a member of our Loyola community who will share stories of how they live out these values in their lives.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Evergreen Small Group/Wrap-Up
Evergreens will be available to answer questions and also formally wrap-up the transfer-specific portions of Welcome Weekend.
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 4:00 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.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. New Student Liturgy
 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 New Student Picnic
Join your new classmates for a picnic at Father Linnane’s residence! Follow signs and balloons from the Student Center! 

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Greychella
Come dance the night away and hang out for one last Welcome Weekend event! Co-Sponsored by Campus Activities Board & The Evergreens
 9:00 - 11:00 p.m

Game Night
Enjoy some friendly competition and get to know your fellow Hounds over a variety of board and card games! Co-Sponsored by Campus Activities Board & The Evergreens

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

Monday, September 2

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.