Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Thursday, 8/27

Water Tower Campus Block Party
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Water Tower Campus

A Water Tower Campus tradition, the WTC Welcome Week Block Party kicks off the academic school year with food, music and fun! Featuring Epic Burger, Potbelly, Felice’s, a live band and more! The 5 people sharing the most Block Party posts, or tagging WTC Events in the most posts promoting any Welcome Week event on social media, will win a BLOCK PARTY FAST PASS! The Fast Pass allows the holder to bypass food lines, for express service. Fast Pass winners will be selected at 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 26. Back by popular demand: Zip line through the WTC!

Volunteer with Sorority & Fraternity Life
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

West Quad

The Sorority & Fraternity Life community invites new students to enjoy time and conversations with the community while volunteering their time assembling bagged lunches for the community kitchen of A Just Harvest. Whether you know you want to go Greek or you have no idea what it means, this program will provide you the space to get to know members within the community.

How to Live Green
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Palm Court

What does “being green” mean at Loyola?  Join us for a fun, lively learning discussion on actions to take as a student to create an impactful yet simplistic campus life.

LGBTQI & Friends Welcome Reception
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multi-Purpose Room

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs welcomes new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex students and their families to the Loyola University Chicago community. Join our network of students, faculty and staff as we come together to honor your momentous new beginning and share invaluable information about the many campus resources available to support your unique transition to college life!

Panhellenic Council Self Defense Class
6:00 p.m.
Rambler Room, Centennial Forum

All women on campus are welcome to attend the Panhellenic Council sponsored Self Defense Class. As organizations founded on supporting women in higher education, the sorority community at Loyola wants to ensure a safe campus environment especially for our newest community members. Comfortable workout clothes and tennis shoes are encouraged for this interactive Self Defense Class, where you will learn basic techniques and tips for safety on campus.

Interfraternity Council Info Session
6:00 p.m.
Bremner Lounge

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) invites you to attend the Fraternity Open House Info Session to learn about joining a fraternity here at Loyola. The 5 IFC chapters will announce their recruitment schedules, and the IFC officers will share important information about what you need to know in order to join. You’ll get a chance to meet the members and start your search for the right brotherhood. First year students are welcome and encouraged to attend this event to learn about how to join. Light refreshments will be provided.

The following organizations will be present at the IFC Open House:

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Delta Sigma Phi

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Sigma Chi

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Student-Neighbor Meet & Greet
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Loyola CTA Plaza - 6550 N. Sheridan Road

Do you know your neighbors in Rogers Park? If you live off campus you should attend this event! You will have the opportunity to meet with students and non-students who live in the community, sample food from local restaurants, listen to music, watch live performances and much more! Sponsored by Community Relations and Off-Campus Student Life.

Campfire & S'mores with Ramble Outdoors
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

West Quad

Join us around the campfire to make a tasty treat and get to know what Ramble Outdoors offers. Outdoor trips, a challenge course and rock wall, amazing jobs, and inexpensive camping rental equipment. This is a great time to meet our team and plan some adventures for your time at Loyola.