August 21: High-fives are everywhere during the New Student Convocation, an annual tradition that marks the official beginning of a first-year student’s academic career at Loyola. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 21: An incoming student wings it along the route of this year’s New Student Convocation. More than 2,000 first-year students took part in the annual event on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 22: Rambler cheerleaders get the crowd going during the Hustle on Hoyne pep rally on the Lake Shore Campus. Students met on Ignatius Plaza and then marched to Hoyne Field to watch the Loyola men’s soccer team play Michigan. (Photo: Mark Patton)


August 22: The Hustle on Hoyne pep rally makes its way through the neighborhood around Loyola as students march to Hoyne Field. This was the first year for the rally, which also celebrated Loyola’s back-to-back national championships in men’s volleyball. (Photo: Mark Patton)


August 24: First-year student Shawn Diltz sits in the morning sunlight on the West Quad before the start of his class on the first day of the fall semester. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 24: Sophomores Dana Zakieh (back to camera) and Kristiana Peric share an embrace on the first day of classes at the Lake Shore Campus. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 24: Senior Andreea Rodila, a health systems management major, enjoys the view and great weather along Lake Michigan on the first day of classes. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 26: Nursing student Lauren Ho shares a light moment with a classmate during professor Carol Kostovich’s class in Dumbach Hall. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 26: Students get some hands-on time with a medical device during professor Gail Baura’s engineering class in Cuneo Hall. This is the first year that Loyola has offered an engineering major. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 26: Students Leslie Alaniz (left) and Diana Calvo work together with a medical device during their engineering class in Cuneo Hall. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 27: Loyola University Chicago leaders cut the ribbon for the Schreiber Center, the new home for the Quinlan School of Business, on the Water Tower Campus. Pictured from left are: Quinlan School of Business professor Mary Ann McGrath, PhD; Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD; Quinlan Dean Kevin Stevens, DBA; and business student Peter Hutz. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 27: Loyola staff members take in the sights during a tour of the Schreiber Center. Students, faculty, and staff got a chance to see the new building as part of the annual Fall Block Party festivities. (Photo: Natalie Battaglia)


August 28: Fady Harfoush, PhD, director of the Financial Services and Business Analytics Lab, teaches a business statistics class in the new Schreiber Center. (Photo: Heather Eidson)


August 28: Students take part in a business statistics class in the new Financial Services and Business Analytics Lab at the Schreiber Center. (Photo: Heather Eidson)