Loyola University Chicago

Family Weekend

Schedule & Events

From September 24th - 27th, 2020, we are offering a number of free online events. You may join whichever ones are of interest to you. Please note that some events require registration in order to attend. Registration information is included below with each event description.    

2020 Family Weekend Events and Opportunities 

(All event times are in CST)

Porter’s Mailbag - Thursday, September 24th at 5:30 PM 

Families are invited to join a live Q&A with head men’s basketball coach Porter Moser on Zoom! Hear updates about the team and engage in conversation with Porter. Registration information is coming soon. 

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

Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 - 12:45 PM

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 5:00 PM on Monday, September 21st. You may still register to attend the webinar after that date, but we cannot guarantee that questions submitted after that time will be considered. Click here to register for webinars with Dr. Rooney and Dr. Bucholz (you may attend one or both sessions with the same Zoom link). 

150th Anniversary Presentation from Dr. Bucholz

Saturday, September 26th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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 AnniversaryClick here to register for webinars with Dr. Rooney and Dr. Bucholz (you may attend one or both sessions with the same Zoom link). 

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) Event

Saturday, September 26th from 2:00 - 2:30 PM

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. To register, please email diversity@luc.edu by Monday, September 21st. 


Sunday, September 27th at 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. Families can register and find information about the live stream of Mass on the Campus Ministry website

Opportunities Available to View Any Time

Campus Tour

Our Family Weekend committee is busy creating an engaging online tour experience to highlight some of the great spaces on campus, and to share the traditions and student experiences that go with them.

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. Please click here to enjoy this exhibition.

If you would like to see the schedule for Family Weekend from 2019 to get an idea of what the weekend typically looks like, please click the link to your left in the gray navigation bar.