Loyola University Chicago

Orientation

Sample Schedules

Below we have provided a sample schedule from LUCO 2022.

Check-in for first-year orientations will be from 10:30AM-12:30PM in the Centennial Forum Lobby 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: 

  • Financial Aid Drop-in Advising 
  • Campus Card Photos 
  • Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel at 12:00PM
  • Lunch in Simpson Dining Hall after 11:45AM 

First-Year Student Orientation Schedule: 

Day 1: 

1:00PM Welcome Session and Academic Overview 

Small Group Activities with Orientation Leaders

Educational Sessions from:

Campus Ministry

Wellness Center

Residence Life

Commuter Student Life

Campus Safety

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Bursar 

LUC Traditions Tours and Dinner 

College 101 Session and Small Group Discussions 

Rambler Rally and Time in the Halas Recreation Center 

Unity Gathering, small group check-ins, and evening activities

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

Day 2: 

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

Educational Sessions

Resource Fair and Snack Break 

Educational Sessions or Advising & Registration 

Picnic Lunch with parents and guests

Pick-up class of 2026 t-shirt and LUC ID!

1:00PM End of Day 2

 

Parent/Guest Orientation Schedule: 

Day 1: 

Welcome Session and Academic Overview 

Parent/Guest Welcome and Educational Sessions from:

Tutoring and Student Accessibility Center

Wellness Center

Bursar

Parent/Guest Reception at Crown Center 

End of Day 1

Enjoy your evening in the city! 

Day 2: 

8:00AM Optional Breakfast in Simpson Dining 

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

Resource Fair and Snack Break 

Educational Sessions (continued)

Picnic Lunch on East Quad with students

1:00PM 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 Mertz Hall. Please plan your arrival to, and departure from, campus, accordingly. Sessions for parents and guests are optional.