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First-Year Experience


Welcoming the new Class of Ramblers to the Loyola University Chicago Community

What is Convocation? 

The New Student Convocation is an annual tradition when all freshmen are officially inducted into their graduating class, and their academic careers officially begin at Loyola University Chicago. Students are welcomed to the university community by the President, Provost, Vice President of Student Affairs, faculty and staff. The New Student Convocation is a celebration of university life and the traditions of Loyola University Chicago. All freshman students attend this important event as part of Welcome Week celebrations.

Convocation consists of three parts:

Convocation is an introduction to the interplay between the mind and heart at Loyola. Convocation speakers contribute to the common good of society, and work in the service of others. They are selected to speak at Convocation based on their ability to offer new students an example of what it means to live an extraordinary life in the Loyola tradition. 


2015 Convocation

Date: Friday August 21, 2015

Pictures from last year's convocation:



The Office of First Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7381 · Website: www.luc.edu/firstyearexperience

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