Loyola University Chicago


School of Law

Education Immersion Weekends

To enhance the online learning experience, Loyola hosts Education Immersion Weekends (EIWs) three times each year. EIWs offer programming to reinforce learning objectives, provide a venue for presentation of final thesis projects, and foster communication between students and faculty.

What to Expect: The EIW Experience

All students enrolled in the online Business Law MJ degree program must attend one EIW during their online studies, either before or after they have completed their sixth (or final) term in the program. These weekends are already scheduled at the time of new student orientation. Students are welcome to attend more than the one mandatory EIW weekend.

During their EIW, students will workshop or present their thesis topics with faculty and fellow students, participate in live presentations by faculty and other national experts, and network with other students, faculty and administrators. Graduating students attending their EIW after their final term in the program may attend graduation ceremonies and celebrations

EIW weekends are meant to be enjoyable and rewarding. Faculty and administrators love meeting students face-to-face, and students enjoy getting to know one another. We provide face time and group activities designed to help everyone get to know each other better. Dress is business casual.

Dates for Upcoming EIWs

  • May 15–16, 2015
  • August 14–15, 2015

Thesis Presentations

Graduating students will make a 30-minute oral presentation of their theses to an assembled panel of faculty members, attorneys, and other students. Thesis presentations may include handouts, but must include a PowerPoint presentation. Please bring a copy of your presentation on a flash drive. Do not bring your presentation on a laptop. All Loyola classrooms have built-in computing and projection equipment that may not be compatible with personal laptops.

Planning Your Visit to Loyola

Prior to the EIW, students should check the Announcements section of the Learning Management System and their Loyola e-mail for details about the weekend. LMS posts will include hotel recommendations, an agenda, instructions for RSVPs, and additional information. Questions about upcoming EIWs should be directed to Loyola Administration through the Email function on the LMS.

Students are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements. Everything you need to know about traveling to the Water Tower Campus, local hotels, etc. can be found in Loyola's Water Tower Campus Guide. Simply scroll down for travel directions, hotel information, campus maps, and nearby attractions. The Chicago tourism website is also an excellent source for information for planning your visits.‌

While You Are on Campus

Student Identification Cards
Students who wish to have an official Loyola ID card picture taken can do so during the EIW weekend. The Campus Card office is located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center and more information can be found on Loyola’s campus card page.

Wi-Fi access at Loyola during the EIW
Wi-Fi access is available to Loyola students on our private Wi-Fi network while you are in the Corboy Law Center. To access Wi-Fi in the law school building, you will need a) your LOCUS ID and password, b) ensure your laptop has up-to-date virus protection and c) perform all necessary critical updates for Windows or Mac on your laptop. Additional information regarding the Wi-Fi network at the Corboy Law Center can be found here.