Loyola University Maryland

Parents Newsletter

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Hello Greyhound Parents and Families,

Welcome to a new year at Loyola University Maryland! We’d like to extend a special welcome to the parents and families of the Class of 2022, our first-year students

The division of student development uses this newsletter to make you aware of campus events, celebrate new initiatives, and share resources to help you best support your student during the academic year. 

The start of the academic year is an exciting time, full of campus traditions, academic events, and opportunities for students to learn, build relationships, and have fun. The University holds many events and activities to get your students involved. Initium Week hosted by student government, ran from Sept. 6-16, 2018, and culminated with the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Sept. 16. Fall Welcome Weekend, which involved first-year students, was held Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018. Upcoming events include, lectures, late-night events, and opportunities to support the Greyhounds athletic teams. Additionally, the Campus Activities Board is planning unique events for students.

We hope you will join us for Family Weekend on Sept. 28-30, 2018. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your students on the Evergreen campus and get to know members of the Loyola community. In addition, we invite you to join us for our first University-wide Homecoming on Oct. 26-28, 2018. We hope you will come support our men’s soccer team and experience a new Loyola tradition! 

We recognize the start of the year can bring challenges. The Counseling Center and Student Health Center promote health and wellness, and offer a range of services for students in need of support. 

Here’s to a successful academic year, filled with many opportunities for your student to engage with our programs and resources.


The Division for Student Development