Loyola University Chicago

Division of Student Development

Parent Sessions

Family Weekend 2015 will be September 25-27th on the Lake Shore Campus. 

See below for last years Parent Sessions. 

Saturday September 27, 2014
(Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center)

Building a bridge over troubled waters: Identifying successful strategies for helping college students, parents, and families navigate the transition to college.  10-11 a.m.

What are good ways to help your child who is experiencing homesickness? How can you support your child's independence while still dealing with your own transition to an emptier nest? How much contact is too much…or too little? What do I do with my worries about my kid's health, safety and well-being? Please join a Wellness Center counselor who will facilitate an interactive discussion of these issues. Together, we hope to generate some collective wisdom with other parents who are traveling the same path as you and your family are.

Social Justice, A Campus in Action  1-2 p.m.

In 1840 Jesuit priest Luigi Taparelli coined the term “Social Justice”, since then the term has taken on different meanings for different people. Join the Carolyn Farrell BVM Professor of Women and Leadership and Assistant to the Provost for Social Justice Initiatives, Kathleen Maas Weigert and a panel of students as they delve into what social justice means here at Loyola as well as what social justice in action looks like for Ramblers.

Career Services 2-3 p.m.

Join us for an enlightening session on all the ways the staff of the Career Development Center work to support your students as they venture down the career pathway! This session will walk parents through the steps of career development at Loyola along with the corresponding services for each step.

Sustainability @ LUC: Living Green  3-4 p.m.

Hear about Loyola's sustainability excellence told by three student sustainability leaders, including information on a student-run sustainability fund, a campaign to address climate change and work being done to redesign a sustainable food system on campus.

Center for Experiential Learning  3-4 p.m. (Quinlan Life Science, rm 142)

Learn. Serve. Experience. TRANSFORM. Advancing Loyola's Jesuit Catholic mission of "expanding knowledge in the service of humanity," the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) collaborates with campus, community, and employer partners to promote, develop, and implement academic experiential learning through teaching, research, and service. In this session, staff from the CEL will highlight engaged learning opportunities and resources available to Loyola undergraduates, including academic internships, service-learning, undergraduate research and electronic portfolios (ePortfolio).

My student is considering Studying Abroad - what more should I know?  4-5 p.m.

Session for parents who have a son or daughter participating in or considering participation in studying abroad.  This program will cover a variety of topics, related to your son or daughter’s interest and/or participation in a study abroad program.  Some topical areas covered in this presentation include:   brief introduction of the program; statistics of how many students participate in study abroad opportunities; a panel of students who have studied abroad, and/or testimonies from faculty and students who take part in this experience.