Loyola University Chicago

International Admission



All Rome Start students should arrive on campus in Rome on August 26, 2012, for the start of orientation activities. Please review the orientation schedule for a complete list of activities. 

Rome Start orientation will consist of three parts:

  • August 26 - 28: Discover Loyola first-year student orientation (Rome Start students only)
  • August 29 - September 2: John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) orientation (Rome Start students and other study abroad students)
  • September 7 - 9: Overnight orientation trip (Rome Start students and other study abroad students. The overnight trip has been a tradition at the JFRC for many years. It marks the official start of the semester. The cost of the orientation trip is included in students’ tuition and fees.)

Move-In Day

August 26, 2012, is the official move-in day for Rome Start students. Parents and family members are welcome to accompany their student to campus on the August 26 move-in day.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for students to arrive early or drop off luggage prior to move-in day. Should you plan to arrive in Rome prior to August 26, you will need to arrange other accommodations. Check out this list of recommended guest accommodations near campus.