Loyola University Chicago

First-Year Experience


The Office of First-Year Experience supports the success of first-year, freshmen, and transfers students from the time they enter Loyola through graduation. 

This is accomplished by: 1) supporting students’ understanding of the values and traditions of Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University; 2) offering services that help students with the challenges of transition; 3) advocating for new students’ needs and interests; and 4) coordinating University-wide initiatives to foster partnerships aimed at student success.

We are committed to service excellence and to empowering students to learn, to grow as well-rounded individuals, and to become Loyola graduates.

Preparing People to Lead Extraordinary Lives