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Quinlan student Reggie Bailey describes his experience as a summer student.

Student Experience: Reggie Bailey

Reggie Bailey: Senior, double major in Information Systems and Economics

What summer courses have you taken over the years?
History 101 and Math 131.

What made you choose Loyola for summer classes?
I wanted to stay track for graduation in 2019 and taking summer classes helped me get ahead of schedule. This would have also been better than trying to tackle 21 credits in a couple of semesters. The summer class option allowed me to knock some classes off the list and do it in a shorter timeframe than classes in a Fall/Spring terms.

What are some of the things that made your on-campus or online class experience at Loyola memorable?
The community of Loyola! The students, faculty members, professors, and various staff are wonderful. They have all made me feel welcome and I have definitely made life lasting connections beyond my four years here.

How did taking a Summer Session class at Loyola help you achieve your goal?
Summer Sessions helped me graduate on time and allowed me to spread out my workload for the year. Without taking those summer classes, I may not have able to graduate this semester.

What was the best part of spending part of your summer in Chicago?
I’m from Chicago, but spending the summer here is great because of the weather, festivals, and events that happen almost every single day in every neighborhood. You are never bored!

What did you do during your time in Chicago that you shared with your friends and peers?
I spent a lot of my time walking and going out to eat at new restaurants with friends in Chicago. We had a plan to try a new restaurant once per week and then walk around that neighborhood and see what it had to offer, or maybe discover our next restaurant visit for the following week.

Zubia Merchant reflects on her summer experiences.

Student Experience

Zubia Merchant: Sophomore, Double Major—Sociology and Biology

What courses have you taken over the years?

I took a few courses in Summer 2018, but I would like to share my experience in Dr. Catherine Putonti’s BIOL 395L eight-week research class

What made you choose Loyola for summer classes?

I chose to enroll at the very last minute. I received an email promoting the class. It prompted me to read more about the course and look into the benefits of the class content. The class provided engaged learning credit, was research based, and was in an area of study that I wanted to pursue here at Loyola. Working with Dr. Putonti was great. She helps her students with both understanding and applying complex concepts.

What are some of the things that made your on-campus class experience at Loyola memorable?

It is nice to have a class later in the day and the class structure made the learning experience more relaxing.  Summer courses enable students to connect in an authentic way. In the regular academic year, students are busy running from one class to the other. So much is usually going on. Summer is definitely more relaxed.  I built friendships with a diverse set of students from my class and was able to enjoy activities as a group in Chicago!

How did taking a Summer Session class at Loyola help you achieve your goal?

I was interested in learning more about research methods and application. I am now putting my knowledge to practice and working in a research lab on campus so that I can gain more experience in the field.

What was the best part of spending part of your summer in Chicago?

The weather! Most students don’t get to experience summertime in Chicago and it is so beautiful. The Lakeshore Campus is close enough to the city center and other neighborhoods that I could venture out to do things, but also study at campus. Everything was accessible.

What did you do during your time in Chicago that you shared with your friends and peers?  

With a more relaxed summer environment we were able to study together, go out to eat, or hit the beach, while also staying on track with our courses.

 

Summer Information Sessions

Summer Info

Attend one of our Summer Sessions Q & A events or visit our information tables. If you have any questions about registration, course offerings, housing, or anything related to summer at Loyola and in Chicago, we will be happy to help you.

Online Q & A Session:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 3:30-4:30 PM. Check back for details.

Information Tables:
LSC:

  • Friday, March 15, 1-3 PM, Damen Student Center
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2-4 PM, Damen Student Center

WTC:   

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2-4 PM, Schreiber Center Lobby
  • Monday, March 25, 2-4 PM, Schreiber Center Lobby

We hope to see you there!