Loyola University Chicago

Orientation

Sample Schedules

Check-in for first-year orientations will be from 8:30AM-12:30PM in the Simpson Hall Multipurpose Room on the first floor. The official orientation program will begin at 1:00PM in the Mundelein Auditorium on the first floor.

Optional, Pre-Orientation Programs Include: 

  • Math Placement Assessment at 9:00AM
  • Financial Aid Drop-in Advising 
  • Campus Card Photos 
  • Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel at 11:00AM
  • Lunch in Simpson Dining Hall at 12:00PM 

First-Year Student Orientation Schedule: 

Day 1: 

1:00PM Welcome Session and Academic Overview 

2:00PM Small Group Activities with Orientation Leaders

2:45PM Educational Sessions from:

Campus Ministry

Wellness Center

Residence Life

Commuter Student Life

Campus Safety

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Bursar 

Tutoring Center

5:15PM LUC Traditions Tours and Dinner 

6:30PM College 101 Session and Small Group Discussions 

7:45PM Rambler Rally and Free Time in the Halas Recreation Center 

9:30PM Unity Gathering, small group check-ins, and evening activities

11:00PM End of Day 1 (staying in Simpson Hall is required for students)

Day 2: 

7:30AM Wake-up and Breakfast in Simpson Dining 

8:30AM Educational Sessions or Advising & Registration 

10:00AM Resource Fair and Snack Break 

10:50AM Educational Sessions or Advising & Registration 

1:00PM Picnic Lunch with parents and guests

Pick-up class of 2023 t-shirt and LUC ID!

2:00PM End of Day 2

 

Parent/Guest Orientation Schedule: 

Day 1: 

1:00PM Welcome Session and Academic Overview 

2:00PM Parent/Guest Welcome and Educational Sessions from:

Tutoring Center

Wellness Center

Bursar

5:00PM Parent/Guest Reception at Crown Center 

6:00PM End of Day 1

Enjoy your evening in the city! 

Day 2: 

8:00AM Optional Breakfast in Simpson Dining 

9:00AM Educational Sessions from:

Campus Safety

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Residence Life

Commuter Student Life

Career Development Center

Campus Ministry

International Programs

Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

10:00AM Resource Fair and Snack Break 

11:15AM Educational Sessions (continued)

1:00PM Picnic Lunch on East Quad with students

2:00PM End of Day 2

Students and parents/guests will receive detailed schedules at check-in. Students are expected to participate from 1:00PM on Day 1 until 1:00PM on Day 2 and stay overnight in Simpson Hall. Please plan your arrival to, and departure from, campus, accordingly. Sessions for parents and guests are optional.