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Office for International Programs

Preparing for Arrival


Spring Semester 2014: Important Dates* 

Arrival for Chicago Center Students

Monday, January 6, 2014
First Day of Classes Monday, January 13, 2014 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) Monday, January 20, 2014
New York Trip March, 2014 (dates to be confirmed)
Easter Holiday (no classes)  April 17 - 21, 2014
Last Day of Classes April 25, 2014 
Final Examinations April 28 - May 3, 2014
New Orleans Trip May, 2014 (dates to be confirmed)
Last Day in the International House Friday, May 23, 2014

*Please note that the dates provided above are tentative and are subject to change. 

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Please see the pre-arrival checklist for a comprehensive list of items to complete before arriving in Chicago.

Meet the Chicago Center Staff!

Curious to learn more about the staff members responsible for the Chicago Center Program? Visit the International House Staff page!*

*this page is currently under construction and will be ready shortly.

What to pack?

Please download the Suggested Packing List for Chicago Center Participants if you are looking for guidance on how to navigate Chicago climate and ideas on how students in the U.S. typically dress for class, going out at night and day-to-day!


What is orientation?: After arriving in Chicago you will attend an orientation to learn about the daily functions of Loyola and will have opportunities to ask questions about campus, housing, the city of Chicago and many other topics! You will be able to meet with academic advisors who will help you choose your classes; you will receive a personal tour of campus; you will meet current Loyola students who are a part of the Host Student Program and you will get to know your Chicago Center Staff much better! Please see the temporary orientation schedule for Spring 2014 below:

 Monday, January 6, 2014

Airport Arrivals (all day event)

International House Check-in

 Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day of rest

Campus ID Cards are made (Sullivan Center)
 Wednesday, January 8, 2014  ESL Testing
 Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chicago Center Orientation (in the morning)

Academic Advising Appointments (in the afternoon)
 Friday, January 10, 2014

Additional Orientation (in the morning)

Host Student Pizza Party (in the afternoon)


Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.3899 · intlcntr@luc.edu

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