Orientation Frequently Asked Questions
- What is New Student Orientation?
Orientation is a program that will help you prepare - academically, socially, financially, and personally - for all that Loyola has to offer when you arrive on campus this fall.
- What will I do at Orientation?
Here's the short list: meet new friends, register for classes, learn about student life and activities, get more familiar with the campus, and find out more about academics and financial aid. Last but not least—you'll have fun!
- When is Orientation?
Orientation sessions are held throughout the summer. Check the Orientation homepage for dates.
- How do I register for an Orientation session?
You'll be able to register starting in early May on your Application Status Page. If you have problems registering, please contact the Orientation Hotline at 773.508.7410.
- Can my parents attend?
Parents and guests are welcome and we encourage them to join us for Orientation! Parents will have a separate program to attend with some overlapping sessions with their student.
- How do I get there?
Orientation sessions are held on Loyola's Lakeshore campus. Take a look at some of our resources to help you plan for your trip to campus.
- Is Orientation an overnight event?
Yes. Freshman Orientation is a two-day event with a mandatory overnight component. This is a great opportunity to see what it is like to live in a college Residence Hall. There will be plenty of time for socializing that evening, which will help you meet new people and start building community with your fellow classmates.
There is no overnight component during our Transfer Orientation programs.
- How do I know which placement tests I should take?
For anything related to your placement assessments, visit the Placement Assessments page.
- What do I need to do to prepare for Orientation?
- I have a question, but can't find the answer. Who can I call?
During business hours, you can contact the Orientation Hotline to get your questions answered. Call us at 773.508.7410.
- Is there a fee for Orientation?
Yes. Orientation has an associated First-Year Program Fee, which is $350 for freshmen and $125 for transfer students.