Loyola University Chicago

Family Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions 2022

No. Students have invited other family members in the past, such as aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

There is not a set limit in terms of how many of your family members you can register to attend. Please remember to register your current Loyola student as well as other family members.

You may register that one family member separately after registering the rest of your family.

The Primary Registrant is the person registering the family for Family Weekend. A Loyola student can register their family, or a family member can register their family (please include the Loyola student in your registration). We don’t ask for the names of all family members, but it does help us to have at least one contact person per family.

On Friday, September 9, we will confirm our final guest number for our catering orders. We will increase the number slightly beyond the number on that date knowing that there may be more people registering between September 9 and 22. However, we like to have an estimate by September 9 that is as accurate as possible.

We need to make final preparations for our Check-In area before people arrive for Family Weekend. Please note that we may need to close registration prior to that date and time if we reach capacity with the number of guests. 

When you register, you should receive a confirmation email; we encourage you to keep it for your records. When you arrive on campus, we will already have your registration information in our system. At the Check-In area, we will give each registered family member a wristband. Staff will ask to see the wristband when entering each event. Each registered guest will also receive a card to bring to Chicago on Campus (it will be used for each entrée or dessert). 

No. People are invited to attend any events during the day(s) included in their registration package, but there is no obligation to attend all of the events offered during that time period. Families often choose to attend a few events that appeal to them, and then spend the rest of their time enjoying Chicago with their student. Indoor spaces have certain limitations so there are some events that may reach capacity. This is one of the reasons that we provide multiple options throughout the weekend. 

Second City is famous for its comedy shows in Chicago. This is a comedy show that is designed for an audience of teens and older. Tickets to Second City will be available when people check-in for Family Weekend in the Damen Student Center south entrance, while supplies last. There are only as many tickets as the number of seats in the auditorium. 

It is difficult to offer a suggestion in terms of when to arrive because so much depends on the choices that families make that weekend. Typically, the cinema has filled about 20 minutes before each viewing. 

Because we need to make plans weeks in advance based on registration numbers, we are unable to offer refunds. Thank you for understanding.

As of August 22, 2022, guests do not need to show proof of vaccination, negative test results, Clear App results, etc. Wearing a mask is recommended but not required. For the most updated information about COVID-19 guidelines, please refer to the Health, Safety, and Well-Being website.

We have two parking garages at the Lake Shore Campus that Family Weekend guests are welcome to use during Family Weekend at no charge. The gates for both garages will be up during Family Weekend. Parking is not allowed from 2am - 5am unless guests visit the Campus Transportation offices on the first floor of the main parking structure between 8am and 2pm on Saturday to purchase an overnight pass for $7 (supplies limited). Please note that space in the garage is limited so people are encouraged to use public transportation when possible. There is street parking in the neighborhood as well. 

Family members can visit their students this weeked or on other weekends. You only need to register for Family Weekend if you and your student plan to participate in one or more of the Family Weekend events which are listed on the Family Weekend schedule here: Family Weekend: Loyola University Chicago (luc.edu)