Loyola University Chicago

Orientation

Before Orientation

Your Loyola University Chicago Orientation is just around the corner! Here's what you need to do:

Register for your required online Orientation events via your student portalTo best serve each student, there is limited space at each session. Orientation Small Group Discussions and Academic Advising Appointments will fill on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early! You can register for optional programming here. 

Prepare for and take your required Placement AssessmentsYou need to complete your placement assessments at least one week ahead of your Academic Advising Appointment. Please check your Student Portal to see which Placement Assessments you need to complete. 

Complete the Technology Roadmap for new students. This will help you navigate your UVID/Password, Loyola email, and LOCUS (your online connection to University services). Please complete all 4 stages!

Get more familiar with Loyola’s academic foundation and prepare for course registration with these tips.

  • First-Year Students - An academic advisor will register you in your recommended classes. 
  • Transfer Students - After your Academic Advising Appointment, you will enroll in your classes from home during your designated enrollment period. Enrollment will be easier and smoother if you have have looked through these tips.

Download and become familiar with Zoom, as it will be the primary tool used to facilitate Orientation webinars and other virtual discussions.  

For more detailed information about what to expect at your orientation program, please refer to the Mid-Year Orientation page and the First-Year or Transfer Orientation Checklists.