Loyola University Chicago


Mid-Year Orientation

Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO) for first-year and transfer students starting in January is a online experience comprised of a variety of virtual opportunities to introduce you to academic and student life at Loyola. Over December and January, you will learn about the many resources and opportunities that are available to you, connect with classmates, and receive personalized course recommendations from an academic advisor. 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 began with the Orientation Welcome Session on Monday, December 7. Mid-Year Orientaton includes a required academic advising appointment and required small group discussion with an Orientation Leader, as well as optional LUC Resource Webinars and Affinity Discussions. 

Registration for Mid-Year Orientation events began on Monday, November 23. Students can register for their required academic advising appointment and small group discussion in their student portal. Students and family members can register for the Welcome Session and LUC Resource Webinars here

Before Orientation begins, please: 

During Orientation, please: 

  • Check your Loyola email for messages from your Orientation Leader and Orientation Academic Advisor
  • Participate in LUC Resource Webinars on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:00PM CT
  • Attend your required academic advising appointment 
  • Participate in your required Small Group Discussion with an OL and other new students
2020-21 Mid-Year Orientation Schedule 
Week Notes
Nov. 23-27  Orientation Event Registration Begins (11/23)
Nov. 30-Dec. 4    Transfer Academic Advising Appointments Begin
Dec. 7-11 Welcome Session (12/7), LUC Resource Webinars Begin (12/8) 
Dec. 14-18 First-Year Academic Overview (12/14) & Group Academic Advising Appointment #1 (12/15)
Dec. 21-Jan. 1 Winter Break
Jan. 4-8 LUC Resource Webinars Continue (1/5) 
Jan. 11-15 First-Year Academic Overview (1/11) & Group Academic Advising Appointment #2 (1/12), Small Group Discussions (1/14 + 1/15)
Jan. 18-22 Classes begin (1/19), Affinity Discussions Begin


If you have questions, or issues with registering for orientation events, please contact us at orientation@luc.edu

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.