Loyola University Chicago

Bridge to Loyola

Post-First Year

Post-First Year


After The First Year

After their first year, Bridge students are able to take advantage of a number of opportunities and workshops to further their progress towards their goals. 


Below are some sample workshops that have been offered to Bridge students:

  • Study Abroad Workshop 
  • Money Matters: College on a Budget
  • Money Matters: Paying for Graduate School
  • Job Search 101


Bridge FAM (Friends and Mentors)

The Bridge FAM (Friends and Mentors) programs is a mentoring program designed to pair graduating Bridge students with first years, sophomores and juniors. These pods serve as a community building space in which older Bridge students can share their advice and provide mentorship to newer Bridge students. FAM pods get together a few times over the semester to check-in and provide support to each other. 


Annual Celebrations

  • Winter Finals Study Break

    At the end of each fall semester, the Bridge family gets together for some food, friends and well-deserved study break. We celebrate everyone's accomplishments throughout the semester and provide students with Finals survival packs.

  • End of the Year Celebration

    At the end of each spring semester, Bridge students, staff, faculty and campus partners gather as a community to celebrate a number of accomplishments. The first year students are recognized for completing their first year at college and they participate in the annual Bridge tradition of creating a time-capsule to be opened at their graduation. Graduating seniors are recognized for their success and are provided tokens of good luck for graduation.