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 2-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 7-8
- Group 2: August 9-10
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 second day will take place at Loyola's Lake Shore campus to learn about resources such as the Damen Student Center and Information Commons.
The dates for on-campus orientation are:
- Group 1: August 16th at Water Tower Campus
- Group 2: August 17th at Water Tower Campus
- Group 1 & 2: August 18th at Lake Shore Campus