Loyola University Chicago


Mid-Year Orientation

Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO) for first-year and transfer students starting in January 2022 is a primarily online experience comprised of a variety of opportunities to introduce you to academic and student life at Loyola. Throughout December and January, you will learn about the many resources and opportunities that are available to you, connect with classmates, meet with an academic advisor, and register for spring classes. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community! 

LUCO begins with the Orientation Welcome Session on Tuesday, December 14 at 4:00PM CT. Mid-Year Orientation includes a required academic advising appointment, a required small group discussion with an Orientation Leader, LUC Resource Webinars, and an optional, in-person Lake Shore Campus Visit Day on Friday, January 14.

Registration for Mid-Year Orientation events begins on Monday, November 29 at 10:00AM CT. Students can register for their required academic advising appointment, required small group discussion, and optional Lake Shore Campus Visit Day on their student portal. Students and family members can register for the Orientation Welcome Session and LUC Resource Webinars here

Before your Orientation Academic Advising Appointment, please: 

Before spring classes begin, please: 

  • Check your Loyola email for messages from your Orientation Leader and Orientation Academic Advisor
  • Participate in the LUC Resource Webinars
  • Attend your required academic advising appointment 
  • Participate in your required Small Group Discussion with an OL and other new students
  • Consider registering for and attending the Lake Shore Campus Visit Day with your family
2021-22 Mid-Year Orientation Schedule 
Date Notes
Nov. 29 Orientation Event Registration Begins
Dec. 6 Transfer Academic Advising Appointments Begin
Dec. 14 Mid-Year Orientation Welcome Session at 4:00PM CT
Jan. 4 LUC Resource Webinar #1 at 4:00PM CT 
Jan. 10 First-Year Orientation Week Overview Webinar at 3:30PM CT 
Jan. 11 First-Year Group Academic Advising Appointments & LUC Resource Webinar #2 at 4:00PM CT 
Jan. 12-13 Orientation Small Group Discussions (required) 
Jan. 14 Lake Shore Campus Visit Day (optional)
Jan. 18 Spring Classes Begin


If you have questions, or issues with registering for orientation events, please email us at orientation@luc.edu or call 773-508-7381. 

Orientation is funded by the New Student Program Fee. This fee includes all orientation program materials and supports first-year seminars (UNIV 101/102/201), the Rambler Read program, New Student Convocation, and other programs and services for new students. The New Student Program Fee is applied directly to your tuition account and automatically included in your first bill. For more information about this and other University fees, please visit the Office of the Bursar's Billing Information page.