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Join us for over 50 events to kick off the 2021 school year. There’s something for every Rambler! Click below to view events scheduled for each day.

Friday, August 27, 2021

CommuterCon

Friday August 27, 2021 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM | West Quad

Hosted by Commuter Student Life

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Commuting to Loyola? You’re in good company! A signature program during Loyola's Welcome Week, CommuterCon is your chance to plug into campus and connect with fellow commuter students. CommuterCon features games, prizes, and so much more.   

New Student Convocation

Friday August 27, 2021 | 3 PM | Gentile Arena  

Hosted by New Student Programs

New Student Convocation is a celebration of university life and the academic traditions of Loyola.

For more information visit: https://www.luc.edu/nsp/first-yearexperience/newstudentconvocation/

 

Lakefront Bike Tour

Friday August 27, 2021 | 5 – 6:30 PM | West Quad  

Hosted by Office of Sustainability and Chainlinks

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Please join the Office of Sustainability and Chainlinks for a relaxing bike ride down the lakefront path towards Montrose Beach. Participants should have their own bike or rent one from Chainlinks, Loyola's student-run bike shop. All riders should have a helmet and proper attire for biking.

To rent a bike in advance, contact Chainlinks at chainlinksluc.com/renta-bike or email chainlinksloyola@gmail.com.

Big Bus Tours Chicago

Friday August 27, 2021 | 7 PM | West Quad  

Hosted by Student Activites & Greek Affairs

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Experience Chicago's iconic sights with Big Bus Tours! Join us in the open-top sightseeing bus which grants you exceptional views of the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions with commentary.

Saturday, August 28 – Friday, September 3 (U-Pass Pickup)

U-Pass Pickup

August 28 – September 3 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Centennial Forum, Rambler Room

The U-Pass is an all-inclusive transit card that allows full-time students to ride the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains for an unlimited amount of time throughout the academic year. Using CTA is a great way to navigate Chicago, as well as a great way to get to and from the Lakeshore and Water Tower Campuses. First year students can pick up their U-Passes during the first weekend before classes start as well as the first week of classes. For more information, please visit LUC.edu/upass.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Saturday of Service

Saturday August 28, 2021 | 9:30 AM - 2 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by Community Service & Action

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Join Community Service and Action for Saturday of Service! Spend the morning serving and building community with nonprofits around campus as part of this Loyola Welcome Week tradition. Explore your new neighborhood and meet other Loyola students. Food and shirts are provided! Start your service journey at Loyola before classes even begin.

For more information visit: LUC.edu/serve/service/saturdayofservice

Discover Chicago

Saturday August 28, 2021 | 1 PM | Damen North Lawn

Hosted by Student Activites & Greek Affairs

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After picking up your U-Pass, join Welcome Week Leaders on excursions around Chicago to find YOUR Chicago. Each trip will visit a different area of the city. All trips are free; however, some food and shopping may be available at your own expense.

Comedy Night with Marlon Wayans

Saturday August 28, 2021 | 8 PM (Doors open 7:30 PM) | Gentile Arena

Hosted by Department of Programming

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We are excited to officially announce Marlon Wayans will be joining us during Welcome Week! 

Marlon Wayans has been making generations laugh for decades with films and sitcoms such as: "White Chicks", "Scary Movie", "Scary Movie 2", and "The Wayans Bros". On Saturday night he is bringing his comedic genius to Loyola for the first time ever. Check him out in theatres today in his role in Respect, and check out his recently released comedy special "You Know What It Is" on HBO Max!

Doors open at 7:30pm. This event is eligible for Sophmore Fast Pass.

See you there Ramblers! 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Second-Year Sunday

Sunday August 29, 2021 | 10 AM - 5 PM | East Quad

Hosted by New Student Programs

Designed especially for our second-year students, the first ever Second-year Sunday will feature in-person events and orientation to welcome back to campus.

For more information visit LUC.edu/orientation/second-years

Choir Rehearsal for Mass of the Holy Spirit

Sunday August 29, 2021 | 1 - 3 PM | Madonna Della Strada Chapel

Hosted by Campus Ministry

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All students are invited to sing for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 5 PM in Gentile Arena. There are no auditions, just come on out ready to sing and have a good time. All music will be supplied.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Sunday August 29, 2021 | 5 PM | Gentile Arena

Hosted by Campus Ministry

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Regardless of your faith tradition, this Mass provides an opportunity for all members of the Loyola community to pray for God's blessing on us. The entire Loyola community is invited to attend this Mass, which will invoke the blessings of the Holy Spirit for the academic year.

Mass of the Holy Spirit Picnic

Sunday August 29, 2021 | 6 PM | West Quad

Hosted by Campus Ministry

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Following the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a picnic will be held in West Quad.

Silent Disco

Sunday August 29, 2021 | 7 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by Student Activities & Greek Affairs

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Join us in the Damen MPR to our silent headphone event! Choose your own DJ and music from three separate channels, while you dance the night away with your fellow Ramblers. All music is transmitted through your headphones, so feel free to remove them and engage in conversation and food with friends! Grab a friend and join us for a night of fun and dancing! 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Welcome to the Universities Libraries

Monday, August 30, 2021 | 10 AM - 12 PM | Information Commons

Hosted by University Libraries

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Join the University Libraries staff and faculty to learn more about library services and programs. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy fun activities, grab free giveaways, and check out popular reading books. o To learn more about our programs, check out this video!

Students of Color Welcome Reception

Monday, August 30, 2021 | 4:30 - 6 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Registration via the Eventbrite link is mandatory for attendance.

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) invites all incoming and returning students of color to an evening of community building, resources, and joy among staff and faculty of color, peers, and aspiring campus allies.

Welcome (Back) Home! Follow us at @lucsdma for all the latest news!

Build A ‘Bler

Monday, August 30, 2021 | 8 PM | Gentile Arena

Hosted by Department of Programming

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Take part in this beloved campus tradition in the Gentile Arena with your peers! In the style of Build a Bear Workshop, grab and stuff a 'Bler while enjoying some sweet treats and activities!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Bike Registration

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 10 AM - 12 PM | East Quad

Hosted by Campus Safety

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Do you have a bicycle on-campus? Stop by and get your bicycle registered with campus safety.

Rec Fest

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 1 - 4 PM | West Quad

Hosted by Campus Recreation

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Drop by between classes and join Campus Rec to learn all about the Halas Recreation Center, and what goes on inside! There will be representatives from club and intramural sports, group fitness, aquatics, and outdoor experience program. Enjoy free giveaways, snacks, and fun activities!

SHR Welcome Back Open for Business

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 1 - 5 PM | Shreiber Center Atrium (WTC)

Hosted by Quinlan School of Business

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Welcome (back) to the Quinlan School of Business! Join the open house to meet fellow Quinlan students, learn about different resources, organizations, and programs available to business students. Enjoy a treat in the beautiful Schreiber Center lobby and take home some Quinlan goodies. We're excited to see you!

SFL Welcome Back Fall Fest

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 3 - 5 PM | East Quad

Hosted by Sorority & Faternity Life

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Sorority & Fraternity Life welcomes all incoming and returning students to this year's Welcome Week activities with SFL Fall Fest. Join for food, fun, and lots of freebies. Open to BOTH current members of Sorority & Fraternity Life AND any student interested in learning more!

Compost Bucket Training (Virtual)

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 4 PM | Virtual

Hosted by Office of Sustainability

Interested in composting at Loyola? Join for one of the compost bucket training workshops. You must take part in one of the trainings AND have a completed application in order to receive a bucket. o For more information and application forms visit: LUC.edu/sustainability/campus/recycling/composting

Faith, Justice, & Service Festival

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 7 - 8 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by Campus Ministry

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Learn how to put a little faith, service, and justice into your Loyola experience! During this open house, student leaders and staff of Campus Ministry and Community Service & Action are available to discuss how you can get involved with retreats, Christian Life Communities, worship, service, and Alternative Break Immersions. Meet the student leaders of Agape Ecclesia, Hillel, Hindu Students’ Organization, Muslim Students’ Association, and other faith based student organizations.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

SGLC Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday September 1, 2021 | 10 AM - 12 PM | Madonna Della Strada Chapel

Hosted by Student Government of Loyola Chicago

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Meet SGLC Senators while completing an interactive scavenger hunt around campus. Begin at Madonna Della Strada Chapel and conclude in Damen Den. The fastest students to finish the scavenger hunt will receive a goody bag with Back-to-School Wellness supplies.

Transfer Student Meet N Greet

Wednesday September 1, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by New Student Programs

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Join New Student Programs for the official Transfer Student Meet and Greet. This informal meeting is intended to be a space for new transfer students to get to know one another and discuss life as a transfer student at Loyola University Chicago.

ELP Interactive Information Session

Wednesday September 1, 2021 | 2 - 3 PM | Damen Den

Hosted by Emerging Leaders Program

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Interested in expanding your leadership skills? Come by the information session to learn more about The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). ELP is a Leadership program intended to provide a space for students to have in-depth conversations about the foundations of leadership, positive social change, selfreflection, and campus involvement.

LGBTQA+ & Friends Welcome Reception

Wednesday September 1, 2021 | 3 - 4:30 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Registration via the Eventbrite link is mandatory for attendance.

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) welcomes all LGBTQIA+ Ramblers & aspiring allies for an evening of connection, community, & campus/community resources. Kick off this year with a boost of #QueerJoy!

Follow @lucsdma for all the latest news!

 

How to Live Green at Loyola

Wednesday September 1, 2021 | 5-  6 PM | Damen Den

Hosted by Office of Sustainability

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Interested in sustainability but don't know where to start? Come learn from student sustainability gurus on how to get involved, sustainability hacks, and other Loyola info. to have a great, green semester.

Screens & Snacks

Wednesday September 1, 2021 | 8 PM | East Quad

Hosted by Department of Programming

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Join in for a night of outdoor movie and snacks. Experience a unique movie night screening of In The Hights on a large inflatable movie screen, grab a free DOP blanket and snacks!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Student Organization Fair

Thursday September 2, 2021 | 10 AM - 2 PM | Gentile Arena

Hosted by Campus Activities Network

Learn about Loyola’s Registered and Sponsored Student Organizations and discover how to get involved beyond the classroom! With a plethora of recognized student organizations on campus, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. The Student Organization Fair is open to both new and returning students. Don’t miss it!

(RSO & SSO: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. through Gentile Arena North Entrance)

Water Tower Campus Block Party

Thursday September 2, 2021 | 4 - 7 PM | Water Tower Campus

Hosted by Graduate, Professional & Adult Life

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Join the Water Tower Campus at the Block Party as they take over E. Pearson St. between State and Wabash to kicks off the academic school year with food, music, and fun!

Sex Signals

Thursday September 2, 2021 | 6 PM | Mullady Theatre

Hosted by Student Activities & Greek Affairs

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Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education, and audience participation, Sex Signals provides a look at the issues of dating, sex, and consent on college campuses through its unorthodox, humor-facilitated and inclusive approach to examining our culture, sex, and prevention strategies like bystander intervention.

BCC: Black Student Experience

Thursday September 2, 2021 | 8 - 10 PM | Damen Student Center MPR

Hosted by Black Cultural Center

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Black Student Experience is an annual event where black identifying students are introduced to campus resources and each other for a social event.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Compost Bucket Training

Friday September 3, 2021 | 12 - 1:30 PM | Damen Den

Hosted by Office of Sustainability

Interested in composting at Loyola? Join for one of the compost bucket training workshops. You must take part in one of the trainings AND have a completed application in order to receive a bucket.

For more information and application forms visit: LUC.edu/sustainability/campus/recycling/composting

SDMA One Love Open House

Friday September 3, 2021 | 10 AM - 4 PM | Damen Student Center 116 SDMA Office

Hosted by Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Registration via the Eventbrite link is mandatory for attendance.

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) invites you to our annual One Love Open House. Feast on fun treats and learn about our awesome programs! ALL students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Glenwood Sunday Farmer’s Market Walk & Tour

Sunday September 5, 2021 | 10 – 11:30 AM | Damen Den

Hosted by Office of Sustainability

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Join Loyola's Urban Agriculture program for a tour of the Glenwood Farmers Market. Meet up in Damen Student Center and then take a quick walk up to the market. You will receive a guided tour of the market from Loyola's Urban Agriculture Team and get to meet local farmers and vendors.