Loyola University Maryland

Orientation

Summer Orientation

Students

We are happy you have decided to join the Loyola community, and we are gearing up to welcome you and your family to what will be a great two-day summer orientation program!

Note: Incoming transfer students do not attend Summer Orientation.

Goals of Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is an important first step in becoming a Greyhound. It's important to remember that every college and university approaches orientation differently. At Loyola, orientation happens in two ways - Summer Orientation (June sessions) and Fall Welcome Weekend (August 30-September 3). The goals of each program differ slightly, so below you can see what we hope you accomplish during Summer Orientation:

  • Learn about Loyola's core curriculum, campus housing, and the realities that face Loyola students
  • Meet with a faculty member who will help you to select fall courses
  • Register for your fall courses! Most students will be pre-registered for two or three courses when they arrive for orientation; you'll pick a few extra courses to get to a total of five which will all put you on track for graduation in four years
  • Complete a housing preference survey to help best match you to a roommate and also a building to live in
  • Meet your new classmates and make some new friends along the way

Parents and family members, we also want you to learn what it means to parent a Greyhound! At Loyola, we offer a separate, formal Parent Orientation program that runs concurrent with the student program. The sessions we offer provide the opportunity to meet and hear from a number of our campus administrators, faculty and staff members. The large majority of students are accompanied at Summer Orientation by a parent or family member.

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For any additional questions about Summer Orientation, please contact us at orientation@loyola.edu or 410-617-2032.

Student Family Profile

Parents play an integral role as part of the larger Loyola community. In an effort to maintain our connection with our students’ parents, we are asking your cooperation in providing us with information that will allow us to keep you informed about general campus activities and events, academic, financial, and residential life administrative processes, and campus emergencies.

Please complete the student family profile here: Student Family Profile