Phase 1: Launching Your Loyola Career
- Build Your Skills
- Connect with Community
- Expand Your Knowledge
- Engage in Chicago and the World
- Focus on Your Well-Being
- Develop strong habits.
- Determine academic strategies that work for you as you experience the challenges of balancing challenging intellectual work in an 8-week classroom setting with your career and your personal life.
- Start a support system.
- Create relationships and develop a network of support with other students, faculty, and staff, beginning with new student orientation and CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion.
- Develop your academic plan with your advisor and determine your financial strategy to complete your degree so you are prepared with the map to travel the road to graduation.
- Build your mind, body, and spirit.
- Expand more than your mind by developing the skills to promote personal well-being.
- Explore how to incorporate prior learning options to complete your degree in the most efficient and affordable way.
- Discover life as a Loyolan.
- Examine how a Loyola degree fits into your career and personal plans.
- Explore the benefits of a Jesuit education at one of Chicago’s premiere universities.
- Understand the University’s mission and what it means to be a Loyolan.
- Complete your required appointment with your enrollment advisor.
- Engage and complete new student orientation and "Mastering Online Learning."
- Complete CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion during your first term at Loyola.
- Make intentional connections with campus partners, including:
- Determine the number of credits you prefer to take each term.
- Develop a plan to graduation, including PLA options, with your advisor.
- Complete your Writing Placement Assessment.
- Remind yourself of why you chose to take the big step of applying and enrolling at Loyola. How do you hope to grow during your time as a student?
- How will you create a sense of balance in your life as you juggle many competing and important priorities?
- How will your passions and knowledge guide you as a leader?