Loyola University Chicago

International Admission

Important Dates

August 23, 2020: Move-in Day

  • All students MUST arrive on campus by this date.
  • Families are invited to orientation activities on this date.
  • Students planning to arrive in Rome before this date must arrange their own accommodations.

August 24, 2020–August 25, 2020

  • Discover Loyola: First-year student orientation (Rome Start students only)

August 26, 2020–August 30, 2020

  • JFRC Orientation (Rome Start students and JFRC study abroad students)

August 31, 2020

  • Fall Semester 2020 classes begin

September 4, 2020–September 6, 2020

  • Overnight orientation trip (Rome Start students and other study abroad students). The overnight orientation 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.

December 10, 2020

  • Fall 2020 Semester ends (Please note that Rome Start students are permitted to stay on campus between semesters, though they should know that the heat is turned down, hot water is at a minimum, and no food service is available during the break.)

January 18, 2021

  • Spring Semester 2021 classes begin

March 5, 2021–March 14, 2021

  • Spring Break

April 29, 2021

  • Spring Semester 2021 ends (mandatory departure day)