Loyola University Chicago


The entire Loyola community is excited to welcome you to campus for your New Student Orientation program!

Please plan on attending the Orientation session for which you registered. All Orientation sessions are full and rescheduling may not be possible. Please call our office at 773.508.7381 with any questions. 

Freshmen and Transfer students, Orientation will be your first opportunity to connect with your future classmates and begin building community at Loyola. Family and guests, Orientation will serve as a time for you to learn about your student's future academic and developmental growth.

At Orientation, students will learn how to navigate the many resources and services in place to assist them with their academic careers, meet with an advisor, and register for their classes. We will also introduce students to the values and traditions that will enrich their Loyola Experience from now through graduation. In order to best prepare for Orientation, please review our Before Orientation page.

August 23-24 Orientation Information:

Residential students attending Orientation on August 23-24 will move into their residence halls and check in for their Orientation program on August 22. Orientation check in will take place in the Sullivan Center.

Commuting students will check in to their Orientation on the morning of August 23. Commuting students will not stay for the overnight portion of the Orientation.

The Orientation program begins at 11:00am on August 23 and concludes at 2:00pm on August 24. 

Please see our Sample Schedules for more information.

2017 Freshmen Orientation Dates

June 12-13 (session full)

June 15-16 (session full)

June 19-20 (session full)

June 22-23 (session full)

June 26-27 (session full)

July 6-7* (session full)

July 10-11* (session full)

August 23-24* (session full)

*Bridge to Loyola students and Business Honors students must attend the July 6-7 Orientation.

*Honors students must attend the July 10–11 Orientation.

*International students must attend Orientation August 21-24.

*If you are a student needing to attend the August 23-24 Orientation, please call our office at 773.508.7381 for registration assistance. 


2017 Transfer Orientation Dates

June 8

July 18*

August 1

August 7

August 17*

August 22*

 *Veterans must attend the July 18, August 17, or August 22 Orientation. 


Orientation spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Orientation registration is now open through your application status page.  If you are unable to make the above listed dates, please contact Orientation as soon as possible at orientation@luc.edu or 773-508-7381.


Looking for more resources as a first-year student? Check out the Student Transitions and Outreach website for additional resources about transitioning to Loyola as a first-year student.