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Freshmen Orientation

Loyola's New Student Orientation for freshman students is a mandatory two-day program that is comprised of sessions to introduce you to what life is like at Loyola. During Orientation, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you as a Loyola student. You will meet with an academic advisor and register for your Fall semester courses.

Orientation leaders, who are upper-class students, will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community!



Freshman New Student Orientation Dates    

Summer 2015 dates will be finalized and available soon!   ‌

Orientation Fee
The Orientation Fee is $350 per student. The fee includes all materials, food, two guest passes for the 2 day-long program, and overnight accommodations for the student. The Orientation fee is applied directly to the student's tuition account in the fall.  

Orientation Registration
Registration for Orientation will be available beginning early May. When registration opens, students will be notified to register for their preferred program dates. It is important to note that space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration requires a list of all family members attending. 

Sample Schedule
The 2014 Freshmen Schedule is available to give you a rough idea of our program. You will receive a personalized orientation schedule when you arrive at the program, but this should help you plan ahead for your Orientation experience.

Parents and guests, please refer to our Parents' site for a sample schedule of our optional two day Parent program.


The Parking Structure (P on the lsc) is located at the corner of Sheridan Road and Winthrop Avenue (the entrance to this structure is off the campus drive, accessed from the light at Sheridan Road and Kenmore Avenue). Upon checking in at Orientation, you can request parking validation. Review detailed driving directions

Check-In Time & Location
Check-in runs 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. in Simpson Multipurpose Room.

Program Hours

Freshmen are required to attend the entire two day, overnight program. Parents and guests, please refer to our Parents' site for your own optional two day program.

Day 1: 9am - 11:30pm (ends at 5:30pm for parents)

Day 2: 8am - 2pm 

First Day of Fall Classes 
August 25


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO · 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660 · 773-274-3000

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