Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Friday, August 23

Commuter Con 2019

1:00 p.m. l Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multipurpose Room

Commuting to Loyola? You’re in good company! Commuter Con is your chance to plug into campus and connect with fellow commuting students. Commuter Con features games, prizes, and more. Meet the staff, connect with the Commuter Ambassadors, and learn more about campus resources. After the event, we'll join the class of 2023 for the Convocation Walk.

New Student Convocation

2:45 p.m. l East Quad (rain location: Gentile Arena at 4:00 p.m.)


Join all new students in Loyola's annual Convocation Walk, the procession led by your Student Body President. The route will take you through Cudahy's ceremonial South Green Doors and end at the New Student Convocation. The New Student Convocation is an annual tradition when all entering students are inducted into their graduating class, and their academic careers officially begin at Loyola University Chicago. Students are welcomed to the University community by the president, provost, vice president of Student Development, faculty, and staff.

Trolley Tour of Chicago

8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., & 10:00 p.m. l Trolley leaves from LSC 

**Tickets required to attend this event

Check out Chicago’s city lights as we take a special late-night trolley tour of the city, departing right from the Lake Shore Campus! Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs.

**TICKETING: In order to ride a trolley, you must obtain a free ticket ahead of time

  • Pick up tickets at the Damen Student Center Info Desk on Wednesday, 8/21 or Thursday, 8/22
  • You must show your student ID to get a ticket
  • One ticket per LUC undergraduate student
  • Tickets will be dispersed on a first come, first served basis
  • Trolley loading times will be 7:50pm, 8:50pm and 9:50 pm; your specific loading time and location will be reflected on your ticket