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The following schedule gives an idea of what Family Weekend looked like in Fall 2020. The schedule for 2021 will be posted soon (likely by late May), and will include both in-person and online options. 

All event times are in CST


Thursday, September 24th

Beginning at 5:30 PM

Porter’s Mailbag

Families are invited to join a live Q&A with head men’s basketball coach Porter Moser on Zoom! Special guests include seniors Keith Clemons, Tate Hall, and athletic director Steve Watson. The group will discuss the upcoming season and break down behind-the-scenes video of recent practices.


September 25-27

Rambler Run Virtual 5K

Join the Loyola community for the inaugural Rambler Run Virtual 5K during Family Weekend! Lace up your sneakers and run or walk 3.1 miles on the weekend of September 25-27 in your neighborhood, at a local park, or on a treadmill. Registration is $25 and includes a Loyola neck gaiter, two tickets to a Loyola Basketball game, and a virtual race toolkit. All proceeds benefit Loyola student-athlete excellence and welfare.


Saturday, September 26th

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Webinar with Loyola University Chicago's President, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney*

Now and always, we are called to teach, to inquire, to learn, and to serve. Please join Dr. Rooney as she speaks about how our Jesuit mission informs our decision-making, and our approach to transformative education. When you register, you will have the opportunity to submit questions that you would like Dr. Rooney to address at the end of the webinar. Questions must be submitted in writing through the registration process no later than 12:00 PM (CST) on Thursday, September 17th. You may still register to attend the webinar after that date, but we cannot guarantee that questions submitted after that time will be considered.



1:00 - 2:00 PM

150th Anniversary Presentation from Dr. Bucholz*

We hope families join us for a presentation from one of students' favorite professors, Dr. Robert Bucholz, as he shares fascinating highlights from the university's history. This is a great way to celebrate our 150th Anniversary.


* You may attend one or both sessions with the same Zoom link


2:30 - 3:30 PM

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) Event

The SDMA department is excited to invite families and community members of SDMA to our Family Weekend Function. This community building space is for students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, undocumented students, DACA students, first generation students, and their families. SDMA staff and community members will be sharing resources and helpful information to help guide your students through their college experience.


Sunday, September 27th

10:30 AM


In July, following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Loyola University, Campus Ministry began to live stream Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel on Sundays at 10:30am.


At your convenience

Campus Tour

We invite you to view an online campus tour here and learn about all that the university has to offer. To read stories from students about some of their favorite places on our campuses, go to the Campus Tour and Students' Stories webpage



Provided by the Department of Fine & Performing Arts


At your convenience

Exeunt: 2020 Loyola Fine Art Senior Exhibition

Exeunt is an online exhibition of the work of Loyola University Chicago’s most recent Fine Art graduates. This online iteration brings the work directly to its viewers, not only showcasing the unique talents of these graduates, but also mirroring the resilience of the Loyola community. With a variety of approaches to making art across multiple disciplines, this exhibition represents the ambition, passion, and activism that make Loyolans stand out.



Saturday, September 26 - 6:00pm, Sunday, September 27 - 2:00pm

Scenes from The Odyssey | Homer, adapted by Mary Zimmerman

An ingenious adaptation of Homer’s Greek myth, The Odyssey begins in modern context, with a young woman struggling to understand a translation of the great work. As the play progresses, the ten-year journey of Odysseus is brought to life through classic mythological characters like Polyphemus the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, and the Sirens.  Zimmerman’s play makes a grand show of fantastic adventure in this virtual performance to be enjoyed by all. Tickets start at $5.