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Summer Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to our Loyola community! We are excited that you have made the decision to join us this fall, and our virtual summer orientation program will help to prepare you for the start of your Loyola journey. The schedule below outlines important dates and information you need to know.

In addition to these information sessions, students will participate in small orientation group meetings, complete an academic schedule with a Messina advisor, and there will be a series of panels and webinars for your family.

One of the most important things you can do is to check your Loyola email account regularly, as that is where most of the official communication from the University will be sent. Additionally, we will send out notifications to your family members for sessions that may be of interest to them.

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Schedule of Events

The following orientation events and content will be released each week throughout the summer. Additional information and links will be made available for the events and content to explore that week. Please continue to check this schedule and your Loyola email weekly to ensure you receive all information needed.

Week of Description
May 31

Orientation Registration Information

An email was sent to students on Thursday, June 3 with information about orientation.

June 7

Summer Orientation Registration is Available - June 9

Students and parents/guardians received an email on June 9 with links to register for the sessions on June 22, June 24, or June 28.

These online events will serve as a virtual introduction to the orientation program. There are no capacity limits for the sessions, but registration is required.

NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Family Session - June 9

Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) and others host an introduction to Loyola Athletics.

NCAA Session Recording
June 14

Welcome to Summer Orientation

Welcome Video from the Evergreens!

Students received an email from "Orientation" with information on Evergreen meetings on Thursday, June 17 (Please check your spam/junk folders if you don't see it)

June 21

Virtual Summer Orientation, Session 1 - June 22

Virtual Summer Orientation, Session 2 - June 24

Messina Advisor Information

Students received an email from "Academic Services" with general academic information, including accessing course schedules and advisor information on June 22. (Please check your spam/junk folders if you don't see it)

June 28

Virtual Summer Orientation, Session 3 - June 28

Virtual Summer Orientation Recording

Unable to attend the sessions? Want to re-watch and make sure you didn't miss anything?

Summer Orientation Playlist

Evergreen Small Group Meeting #1

Students received an email from "Orientation" with information on Evergreen meetings on Thursday, June 17 (Please check your spam/junk folders if you don't see it)

Academic Advisor Meetings - June 28-July 16

During this time period, students will have an opportunity to virtually meet 1-1 with their Messina Advisor to schedule fall classes. You will receive an email from your advisor to set up this meeting.

July 5

Student Videos and Reflection

Students are required to review academic-themed videos and complete a reflection.

An email with instructions were sent on Thursday, July 8 to Loyola email accounts.

July 12

Evergreen Small Group Meeting #2

Students will receive an email from their Evergreens with details about their virtual meeting.

Billing & Financial Aid Webinar - July 13

The Student Administrative Services and Financial Aid offices offer an overview of their services.

Session Recording - Billing & Financial Aid
Office of Financial Aid
Student Administrative Services

Academic Success & Transition Expert Panel - July 14

Representatives from Academic Advising, Messina, Disability Support, and Undergraduate Studies will host a brief information session, followed by a Q&A with our campus experts.

Session Recording - Academic Success & Transition
July 19

Breakthrough: An Event for "First-Gen" Families - July 19

First-Generation college students are those who are the first in their family to attend a four year college.

Session Recording - First-Gen Families

A New Era for Career Readiness: Connecting College to Your Professional Future - July 21, 7:00-8:00pm, EST

Join Career Services for perspectives on the future of career opportunities, Loyola’s unique career readiness offerings, and strategies for supporting your students’ progress in the first year and beyond.

Session Recording - Career Readiness
July 26

Student Videos and Reflection

Students will be asked to view a series of brief videos and complete a reflection.

Unity in Community Meetings - July 26-30

We invite students to join us for a number of affinity group meetings, including students of color, LGBTQ+, and first-generation college students. More information about these events will be available in mid-July.

Inclusion & Belonging Expert Panel - July 28

Representatives from ALANA Services, Student Life, The Counseling Center, Equity & Inclusion and the Dean of Students will host a brief information session, followed by a Q&A with our campus experts.

Session Recording - Inclusion & Belonging
August 2

Evergreen Small Group Meeting #3

Students will receive an email from their Evergreen with details about their virtual meeting.

Health & Safety Webinar - August 5

Panelists from Student Health Services, The Counseling Center, and Public Safety will address the services their department offers. There will also be an opportunity to briefly discuss decisions related to COVID safety protocol.

Session Recording - Health and Safety
August 30

Move-In/Fall Welcome Weekend

First-Year Move-In, Sept. 1-2

Fall Welcome (Orientation), Sept. 3-6

Loyola students

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for virtual events, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at orientation@loyola.edu. One week advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.