Loyola University Chicago

Orientation

First-Years

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 Wednesday, May 4th at 10:00am CT. Students can register via their student portal (orientation registration will not be visible until Early May). 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 10:00AM - 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. 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 14-15.

2022 First-Year Orientation Sessions
DatesStudents Who Should Attend
June 13-14  
June 15-16      
June 20-21  
June 23-24  
June 27-28  
June 29-30  
July 7-8  
July 11-12  
July 14-15* Interdisciplinary & Business Honors 

*The July 14-15 session is for Interdisciplinary and Business Honors students only

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

2022 Important Dates:

  • New Student Convocation and First-Year Text Discussions - Friday, August 26
  • First Day of Fall Classes - Monday, August 29