Loyola University Chicago


January Orientation


Loyola's New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students is a mandatory one-day 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 spring semester courses.

Orientation Leaders, who are upperclass 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!


January 2018 Orientation Dates

January 9

January 12*


*All incoming First-Year students must attend the January 12th orientation


Program Hours

All students are required to attend the entire program and may not leave early. Parents and guest, please refer to our Parent's site for information regarding your optional program. 

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

*Please note, students required to take the Math Placement Assessment will do so prior to Orientation, from 7:30-9:00 am.


If you're seeking overnight hotel accommodations during our Orientation program, please visit the Overnight Lodging page for more information. 


Orientation Registration

Registration for Orientation has opened and is accessible through your application status page.

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 and guests attending.

Sample Schedule

The ‌January Transfer Student Schedule is available to give you an idea of the program. You will receive a personalized orientation schedule when you arrive to check-in, but this should help you plan ahead for your Orientation experience.

Please note that parents and guests have a unique schedule during Orientation. All sessions for parents and guests are optional.

Check-In Time & Location

Check-in runs 8:30–9:00 a.m. in the Sullivan Center Lobby, 6339 North Sheridan Road. Students will receive their personalized schedules as well as parking validation at this time.


The Parking Structure (P on the map) is located at the corner of Sheridan Road and Winthrop Avenue (the entrance to this structure is off the campus drive, accessed from the light at Sheridan Road and Kenmore Avenue). Upon checking in at Orientation, you can request parking validation.

What To Bring

At check-in, we will provide you with a pen, water bottle, your personalized schedule, and a bag to keep all of your orientation materials together. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, and bringing a small snack. You will have to move to different buildings throughout the duration of the program, so please dress accordingly. You can also bring along any immunization paperwork to give to the Wellness Center at the Resource Fair.

Orientation Fee

The Orientation Fee is $125 per student. The fee includes all program materials and meals for students and guests, in addition to specific programming throughout the student's first year at Loyola. The Orientation fee is applied directly to the student's tuition account.

First Day of Spring Classes 
January 16th, 2018