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 academic and student life at Loyola. During Orientation, you will learn about the many resources and opportunities that are available to you, participate in a group advising session, 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 on May 4, 2020 at 10:00AM CST. Students can register via their student portal (orientation registration will not be visible until May 4 at 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 only 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. Both days of the program are mandatory, which includes the overnight stay in a Loyola University Chicago Residence Hall. 

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 13-14, and International students should attend on August 19. 

2020 First-Year Orientation Sessions
DatesStudents Who Should Attend
June 8-9  
June 11-12      
June 15-16  
June 18-19  
June 22-23  
June 25-26  
July 6-7  
July 9-10* Interdisciplinary & Business Honors 
August 19** International Students

*The July 9-10 session is for Interdisciplinary and Business Honors students only

**The August 19 session is for international students. However, exceptions can be made for very far out-of-state students who can absolutely not attend an earlier session. Please contact orientation@luc.edu or 773.508.7381 to request an exception. 

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

2020 Important Dates:

  • New Student Convocation and First-Year Text Discussions - Friday, August 21
  • First Day of Fall Classes - Monday, August 24