Loyola University Chicago

New Student Programs

Student Academic Services

First-Year Packs

Make friends

Stay connected

Share resources and opportunities

Form study groups

Have fun! 

First-Year Packs are groups of 6-8 continuing first-year students, some based on common interest or identities, led by an undergraduate Pack Leader, who stay connected virtually and/or in-person throughout the spring semester. Think of it as a replacement for UNIV 101 without assignments, instructors, or requirements, and YOU get to shape your Pack experience!

After an initial required Zoom meeting in January, Packs can decide how, and how often, they will meet during the spring semester, and what they talk about when they meet. Packs can also stay in touch via text, GroupMe, or SnapChat. Pack Leaders will plan monthly event for all Pack participants – which may include trivia or other inter-Pack connections or competitions.

Apply here by Sunday, January 10