Loyola University Chicago

New Student Convocation

About Convocation

New Student Convocation is an annual tradition when all first-year and transfer students officially begin their academic careers at Loyola University Chicago. Students are welcomed to the University by the President, Provost, faculty and staff. New Student Convocation is a celebration of university life and the traditions of Loyola University Chicago. All new students attend this important event as part of Welcome Week.

New Student Convocation consists of three parts:

  • Convocation Walk: A processional around campus that begins on the East Quad;
  • Convocation Address: A formal program that includes a faculty processional, welcome from the President, and keynote address from the author of the First-Year Text in Gentile Arena; 
  • First-Year Text Discussions: Small group conversations led by faculty or staff members and student leaders in various locations.

The 2019 New Student Convocation will be held on Friday, August 23. For more information on how to participate, please contact firstyearexperience@luc.edu or visit one of the following pages: