Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Mission Integration

Start the Fire 2013

The Start the Fire: Pre-Fall Program provides incoming Loyola students a unique opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, and staff prior to the start of classes.

Through these experiences, participants explore a variety of issues including but not limited to: academic success, cultural awareness, outdoor education, leadership development, service, social justice, and spirituality/faith formation, while also developing a deeper understanding of Loyola’s Jesuit tradition and mission.

The Pre-Fall Programs will allow students to start their transition to Loyola with their peers while having a fun time—whether it be at a comedy show, a service site, backpacking through the wilderness, or participating on a challenge course.‌ ‌

Program NameDatesParticipant FeeRegistration Deadline
Get Outdoors Loyola-White Water Canoe Challenge* July 17-25 $600 6/21/13
Get Outdoors Loyola-Backpacking Trip August 15-22 $375 7/15/13
Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) August 19-22 $125 7/15/13
First-Year Commuter Student Retreat August 19-22 $125 7/15/13
Connections Through Faith August 19-22 $125 7/15/13
Community Service Program August 19-22 $125 7/15/13

Financial Assistance

Don't let price prevent you from having this once in a lifetime experience! Financial assistance is available for all retreats. Please contact  Lauren Schwer, lschwer@luc.edu for more information.


Register now—All retreats filled last year and space is limited. Don't miss out! For special accommodations, please contact Lauren Schwer, lschwer@luc.edu. We do our best to accommodate all interested students.

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