Loyola University Maryland


Parent/Family Orientation and Resources

Below you will find various presentations and resources from Summer Orientation 2018. Please use these tools as a resource for you and your student. For additional information on these presentations, please contact the office of student engagement (orientation@loyola.edu). 

Folder Materials

If you were unable to attend orientation or misplaced materials, below are some of the important inserts that were included in each parent/family folder. As a note, we did not include items that were also included in the student folder. If you need additional materials, please contact us and we will email out information!

Student Session: Living @ Loyola

Learn about life outside of the classroom and in the residence halls from the staff and students who live there. Topics include housing selection, living with roommates, roommate agreements, and what it means to live in community.

Start Your Greyhound Experience on the Right Food: Messina and Pre-Fall Programs

This session will introduce you to two of Loyola's first-year programs. Learn about the structure and goals of Messina and what to expect in the Fall. Also, learn about each of the six Pre-Fall Programs - one to five day themed experiences filled with community building and fun the week preceding Fall Welcome Weekend.

Managing the Roller Coaster Ride of Your Student's First Year

Changes in the first semester of college can feel like an emotional roller coaster ride for students and parents. This session will explore the developmental changes first-year students encounter, with an emphasis on today’s cultural influences, and discuss ways parents and University administrators can work together to help students manage the ride.  

Interest Session: Housing and Campus Services

This presentation will first introduce Loyola’s campus services including dining venues and meal plan offerings in addition to the bookstore and opportunities to save money on book requirements. Next, it will address the housing assignment process, what to bring during move-in, dealing with roommates, and efforts to build a sense of community on campus. This presentations will be followed by a chance for parents to ask questions about each aspect of campus living.

Interest Session: Helping Your Student Connect College to Career

While your student is just getting started at Loyola, the first year provides opportunities for career exploration that will pay off at graduation and beyond. Career Center leaders will provide an overview of Loyola's unique approach to career development, insights on a variety of popular career paths among recent alumni, and tips on how you can best assist your student throughout the college experience.

Interest Session: Disability Support Services: Making a Smooth Transition to Loyola University Maryland

This workshop is for parents of students who may need extra support to live and learn at Loyola due to documented disabilities. Many students with ADHD, learning, or other disabilities have received help and support prior to college (e.g., help with academics, time management, organization, planning, or
stress management). Your student’s college years are certainly a time when addressing such challenges can be difficult, but managing them well can greatly improve academic performance.  We want your student to be successful at Loyola, and this session will help you learn about the services available to support your student’s growing independence away from home.

Interest Session: Academic Resources and Keys to Success

Staff from The Study, along with student leaders will discuss how students can be academically successful at Loyola. You will learn about faculty’s expectations, how professors conduct their classes for first-year students, and how academic support resources on campus can help students meet those expectations. 

Interest Session: Study Abroad

Over 60% of Loyola's juniors study abroad. There are 30 Loyola Programs Exchanges, Affiliations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia. Students who wish to study abroad should begin planning during their first year. This sessions will cover requirements and expectations for the study abroad program.

Interest Session: Keys to Physical Wellness and Mental Health During the First Year

What happens when your student gets sick or struggles with concerns like homesickness or anxiety? Loyola's heath professionals from Student Health Services and the Counseling Center will explain the treatment processes for a whole range of concerns. From the common cold to serious injuries. From the daily stresses that first-year students are likely to encounter to the need for ongoing treatment for diagnosed depression, disordered eating, or other mental health issues, your student will be connected with the proper care.

Financial Aid & Billing  

Staff from the Office of Financial Aid offer an overview of the application process, student and parent responsibilities, and next steps. Also, learn about the various services offered by Student Administrative Services in addition to how to pay tuition and mange your student's accounts.