Each year, all new students read the same book over the summer as an introduction to academic and student life at Loyola. We hope this shared experience can foster discussion and engagement on important issues during students' first-year at Loyola.
The 2020-2021 First-Year Text is Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. This book is a valuable exploration of issues of immigration and the impact of laws and policies on peoples’ lived experiences in Chicago and around the country. We are excited to share it with you.
Vargas will be the keynote speaker at New Student Convocation on Friday, August 21, where all new students will convene with the Loyola administration, faculty, and staff to officially kickoff their academic experience at Loyola. Immediately following New Student Convocation, students will discuss the text in small groups with a faculty or staff member and a peer leader.
For more information about the First-Year Text program, or leading a discussion at New Student Convocation, please contact New Student Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.