Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Info for New MSW Admits

Congratulations on your admissions to Loyola School of Social Work's MSW Program at the Water Tower Campus!

Below you will find additional information on new MSW student events and opportunities you will want to take advantage of to learn more about our MSW program and plan the start your graduate tenure with us.

Please review the details carefully and RSVP to events/opportunities as instructed.

We recommend that all newly admitted MSW students complete a New Student Orientation Session to learn more about our program and the opportunities afforded to you. If you intend to enroll in the MSW program for the term you have been admitted, completing an orientation session is MANDATORY.


During orientation, you will receive important information that will help you acclimate to Loyola and the School of Social Work's MSW program. This includes information regarding the MSW program’s curriculum, field work, tuition, financial aid, and student resources.


Orientation sessions are held online from 12:00PM CST - 1:00PM CST. There will be one orientation session held on campus Thursday, December 15th that will run from 1:00PM CST - 2:30PM CST.


The orientation schedule for the upcoming Spring 2017 term is posted below:

MSW Spring 2017 Orientation Sessions

Thursday, October 13th  (online)

Tuesday, October 18th (online)

Wednesday, November 2nd (online)

Monday, November 14th (online)

Tuesday, November 29th (online)

Thursday, December 15th (on-campus)

Wednesday, December 21st (online)

Thursday, January 12th  (online)

Please register for the session of your choice using the Social Work Orientation Meetings Calendar.

If you have been admitted to the MSW program at Carthage, please do not sign up for any of the sessions listed above. Instead, contact the Academic Advising Coordinator at Carthage, Valerie Earl, for more information on the new student orientation session for your program. Valerie can be reached at vearl@carthage.edu or 262.557.5840.

As you make plans to embark on your social work graduate education, the best way to determine if Loyola School of Social Work is for you is to experience firsthand who we are.


Join us Thursday, December 15th from 3:00pm-6:00pm for a SSW campus visit where you'll receive a tour of campus, have an opportunity to network with current students, alumni, and faculty of the school, and learn more about the opportunities afforded to you as a graduate student.


RSVP is only open to those who have been admitted ot the MSW program. Details will be posted here soon!

As a new admit, sitting in on a class is a great way to experience the collaborative and diverse academic environment here at Loyola's School of Social Work. It is also a great opportunity to get better acquainted with our learning community with front and center access to a SSW professor, current students, and course material.


If you are interested in sitting in on a class, please see our Class Visits webpage