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Advisor and student in a Career Services office.

The Spirit of Arrupe

All incoming students to Arrupe College must successfully complete a mandatory summer orientation program in order to begin taking classes in the fall.

Orientation is composed of two parts: An overnight stay at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL and a 3-day on-campus orientation. Please note that attendance to the entire orientation is required, there are no exceptions for family vacations, athletic tournaments, or other summer programming.

LUREC overnight stay

An overnight community building experience will be hosted at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). You will meet at Maguire Hall where we will board busses to LUREC. The experience will involve community building, learning about the Arrupe mission and Student Promise, and become more connected with your fellow students.   Students will attend be assigned a group and attend this retreat on the following dates:

  • Group 1: August 8-9
  • Group 2: August 10-11

On-Campus Orientation

You will experience one day at Loyola's Water Tower Campus (home to Arrupe College) to meet you academic advisor, learn about campus resources, and get your campus essentials for the start of the new academic year, including your free laptop.

The dates for on-campus orientation are August 17th, 18th and 19th. 

For questions regarding orientation please contact Dean Sarah Shaaban sshaaban1@luc.edu or Dean David Keys dkeys2@luc.edu.