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Friday, September 23

Family Weekend Concert | 7:30 PM | Mundelein Auditorium

An outstanding concert experience featuring Loyola’s Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, University Singers, and Wind Ensemble. The event is open to the public. Families will need to get tickets in advance by going to this website https://luc.universitytickets.com/ and entering the discount code FW2022 to purhcase $5 tickets. Concerts can sell out, so we recommend getting tickets before September 22.

Saturday, September 24

Check-In | 8 AM - 5 PM | South Entrance, Damen Student Center

When you arrive on campus, you can pick up your Family Weekend wristbands to gain access to events and meals for the weekend. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide directions.

Climbing Wall | 9 AM – Noon | Halas Recreation Center 

The Rock Wall will be open for families to climb. Staff will be available to assist climbers. Families who wish to use the climbing wall should bring comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Children must be 12 years or older to participate. 

Java with the Jesuits | 10 AM – 12 PM | Ignatius House

The Jesuit Community invites you to join them for an Open House with coffee, tea, pastries, and good conversation.

Chicago on Campus | 12 - 1:30 PM | Quad (rain location Gentile Arena)

Join us for this food inspired festival and taste popular Chicago meals. Come meet LU Wolf, university administrators, and other members of the Loyola Community. At around 12:30pm,  Loyola’s band and spirit teams will perform, and you’ll hear from our basketball coaches Drew Valentine and Allison Guth. There will be a number of activities to enjoy as well.

Art Exhibit: An Extension of the Artist Hand, Hummingbird Press Editions | 12 - 7 PM | Ralph Arnold Gallery

Students can use their Loyola ID to enter the gallery and enjoy this student art exhibit with their families. Curated by Thomas Lucas, this exhibit goes from September 16-October 28, 2022. 

Campus Tours | 1 - 3 PM

Families can visit some of our favorite places on the Lake Shore Campus. Tours leave from the Damen statue every 30 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 2:30pm.

Loyola Project Documentary | 1:30 & 3:30 PM Showings, 5:15 PM Panel Discussion | Damen Cinema

In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers broke racial barriers on their way to a national championship. Now, nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain, Lucas Williamson. Woven together with archival footage and modern day interviews, this captivating story is surprisingly relevant to today's continued struggle for equality. The 90-minute documentary will be shown twice and there will be a separate panel discussion offered to anyone who has seen the film. 

Men’s Soccer vs. George Washington * | 3 PM | Loyola Soccer Park

Cheer on the men’s soccer team when the Ramblers take on George Washington! Family Weekend attendees get free access to the game by showing their Family Weekend wristbands. Free shuttle transportation will be provided for Family Weekend guests. Throughout the game, shuttles will make a continuous loop between the Damen statue (by the main parking garage) and Loyola Soccer Park. For fans who wish to travel on their own, Loyola Soccer Park is located a mile west of campus at 6336 N. Hoyne Avenue. Free parking is available. 

*Game times and opponents are subject to change. Ticket and shuttle information will be provided closer to Family Weekend. 

Second City Improv Comedy | 7:30 PM | Mundelein Auditorium 

This comedy show is a treasured Chicago attraction that is being brought to campus for Family Weekend. The show is designed for teen / adult audiences. When families check in on Saturday, they can ask for tickets to the Second City show (while supplies last). We ask that families only request tickets if they are committed to attending. 

Sunday, September 25

Sunday Mass (Liturgies) | 9 - 10 AM, 10:30 - 11:30 AM | Madonna Della Strada Chapel

Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.

Climbing Wall | 9 AM – Noon | Halas Recreation Center 

The Rock Wall will be open for families to climb. Staff will be available to assist climbers. Families who wish to use the climbing wall should bring comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Children must be 12 years or older to participate. 

Family Brunch | 10 AM – 1 PM | Damen Dining Hall

Enjoy traditional brunch favorites. Family Weekend guests and LUC students who do not have meal plans can show their Family Weekend wristband at the entrance to the Damen Dining Hall, and students who have meal plans can use their meal cards. The Damen Dining Hall serves products made without nuts and has options available for other special diet restrictions and food allergies. 

Bookstore

The LUC bookstore on Sheridan Road and the L-Stop store in Damen Student Center are open on Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from 9 AM - 2 PM. Coupons are available at Check-In. 

Registration

We plan to open online registration during the week of July 18. Registration information will be posted here once it opens.  If you would like to receive an email as soon as registration opens, please use this online form to give us your email address. If you have questions, please email FamilyWeekend@luc.edu  

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