Loyola University Chicago


First-Year Orientation

Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO) for first-year students is a mandatory, two-day, overnight program that is comprised of sessions to introduce you to what academic and student life is like at Loyola. During Orientation, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you, meet with an academic advisor, and register for your fall semester classes. Orientation Leaders will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community! 

Registration will open for LUCO at 10:00AM Central Time on Monday, May 6, 2019. Students can register via their student portal (orientation registration will not be visible until 10:00AM). Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check your summer plans before registering as rescheduling may be not be possible. Please attend the orientation session for which you register. 

Check-in for LUCO will be available from 8:30AM - 12:30PM on Day 1, with the formal program beginning at 1:00PM. Checkout and the closing picnic will begin at 1:00PM on Day 2. Please coordinate your travel based on these start and end times, and if you need to complete the Math Placement Assessment at 9:00AM on Day 1. 

Students can register for any of the first 7 sessionsunless they are in a population listed below, or the session is full. Honors students should attend on July 15-16, and International students should attend on August 21-22. 

2019 First-Year Orientation Sessions
DatesSpecific Populations Who Should Attend
June 10 - 11                         ACE, Athletes, Engineering 
June 13 - 14 ACE, Athletes, Public Health
June 17 - 18 Athletes, Public Health 
June 20 - 21 ACE, Engineering, Public Health 
July 1 - 2 Engineering 
July 8 - 9  Public Health 
July 11 - 12 Public Health 
July 15 - 16* Interdisciplinary Honors, Business Honors
August 21 - 22* International Students

*The last two orientations are for Honors students, and international students and out-of-state students who can absolutely not attend an earlier orientation, respectively. For students who are not able to attend any of the first 8 dates, an exception can be made to attend August 21–22. Please contact orientation@luc.edu or 773.508.7381 to request to attend the August session. 

Questions? Checkout the Orientation FAQs. If you have additional questions, or registration issues, please contact us at orientation@luc.edu or 773.508.7381. 

2019 Important Dates:

  • New Student Convocation and First-Year Text Discussions - Friday, August 23
  • First Day of Fall Classes - Monday, August 26