Loyola University Chicago

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Dear Students

Dear First-Year Students: freshmen and transfers, 

Welcome to Loyola! And welcome to the Office of First-Year Experience!

Congratulations on your decision to attend Loyola University Chicago.  We know that the process you went through to get here was probably exciting and demanding. We believe that the reward for your effort is finding yourself at Loyola: a University eager to challenge and support you, and help you learn how you can contribute to the rich traditions of excellence and service rooted in our 450-year Jesuit tradition that makes Loyola unique. We know you have a lot to offer this community.

The Office of First-Year Experience is here to help welcome, serve, and guide you through your first year at Loyola – we’d like to help you get on a successful path to graduation. We do that by introducing you to Loyola’s culture and inviting you to share your first-year experience with us; we will work closely with you, and your faculty and staff members to ensure that your interests and needs are being met; and we commit to providing you with opportunities to make solid connections with and grow roots in the Loyola community.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your transition and acclimation to your new home-away-from-home easier. Come by the office and see us anytime! We really look forward to meeting and working with you in the future!

Bridget Wesley and Dale Tampke