Loyola University Chicago

New Student Convocation

Student Information

This year's Convocation will be held on Friday, August 26, at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

Floor Meetings

Students will attend their floor meeting or commuter meeting on campus. These meetings are required for all new students and will provide you with important information about living on campus or commuting.

Convocation Walk

Join all new students in Loyola's annual Convocation Walk, the procession led by your student body president. The route will take you through Cudahy Library's ceremonial green doors and end at the New Student Convocation in Gentile Arena. As students approach the end of the Convocation Walk they will enter into a vibrant and spirited 'welcome tunnel' formed by members of the faculty and staff. This year's Convocation Walk will be held on Friday, August 26, at 2:45 p.m. on the East Quad. (Rain location: Gentile Arena at 4:00 p.m.)

Book Discussions

You should also be prepared to discuss the 2016 first-year text, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. All new students will receive this book in the mail over the summer. It is important that you take time to read it so you can get the most of your discussion of the book with a Loyola faculty member at New Student Convocation. Book discussions will be held at 5 p.m. at various locations.