Loyola University Chicago

New Student Convocation


Faculty Participation in New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation marks the introduction of new students to the academic life of the university and could not happen without you, the faculty.  

If you are interested in participating in the 2019 New Student Convocation, then you must register in advance. All faculty members should receive an e-mail invitation to register for the event, if not, please contact firstyearexperience@luc.edu

There are multiple ways to be involved in New Student Convocation:

Discussion groups

The faculty and new student discussion groups will help launch undergraduates’ Loyola Experience with a learning-centered focus. The 50-minute small group discussions, immediately following Convocation, will create a campus wide conversation about the Convocation address, the First-Year Text, and the first week of class. Some outcomes are to:

  • Enjoy a shared meal
  • Build community at Loyola University Chicago
  • Discuss the ideas presented in the Convocation address and the First-Year Text
  • Create a supportive campus environment for new students
  • Discuss what students can expect in the first week of classes 

Academic procession

All Loyola faculty may participate in the academic procession at New Student Convocation, but must wear appropriate academic apparel. 

Faculty members who do not own their own academic apparel may rent it through via the online registration. The Provost's office is pleased to provide rented apparel at no cost to members of the faculty. 

Faculty who rent academic apparel will be able to pick it up on the 2nd floor of the Damen Center beginning at 3 p.m.

Attend Convocation

All Loyola faculty members are invited to attend New Student Convocation even without participating in the academic procession or discussion groups.