Loyola University Chicago


Freshmen Orientation


Loyola's Orientation for freshmen students is a mandatory two-day, overnight program that is comprised of sessions to introduce you to what life is like at Loyola. During Orientation, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you as a Loyola student, meet with an academic advisor, and register for your Fall semester courses.

Orientation Leaders, who are upper-class students, will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community!

Have an Orientation question? Check out some Orientation FAQs!

Please plan to attend the Orientation session for which you registered for. Rescheduling may be not be possible. Please call our office at 773.508.7381 with any questions. 

2017 Freshmen Orientation Dates

June 12-13 (session full)

June 15-16 (session full)

June 19-20 (session full)

June 22-23 (session full)

July 6-7 (session full)

July 10-11* (session full)

August 23-24* (session full)


*Honors students must attend the July 10-11 Orientation

*International students must attend the August 21-24 Orientation

*If you are a student needing to attend the August 23-24 Orientation, please call our office at 773.508.7381 for registration assistance. 


Orientation spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis so register as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend any of the listed dates, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience.

Orientation Registration

Registration for Orientation is open and students will register through their Application Status Page. When registration opens, students will be notified to register for their preferred program dates. It is important to note that space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration requires a list of all family members attending.

First Day of Fall Classes

August 28, 2017