Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Sunday, August 25

U-Pass Pickup

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. l 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 www.luc.edu/upass.

Discover Your Chicago

1:00 p.m. l Damen Den

After picking up your U-pass, join Welcome Week Leaders on excursions around Chicago utilizing the CTA. Each trip will visit a different area of the city. All trips require a ticket, which can be picked up at the Damen Student Center front desk. Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs.


**TICKETING: This event requires a (free) ticket.

  • Pick up tickets at the Damen Student Center Info Desk on Thursday, 8/22 or Friday, 8/23
  • 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
  • Tickets will be date and location specific

Choral Rehearsal for Mass of the Holy Spirit

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. l Madonna della Strada Chapel

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

Mass of the Holy Spirit

5:00 p.m. l Gentile Arena

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

6:15 p.m. l West Quad (rain location: Damen Student Center)

A picnic will be held immediately after Mass.  Loyola dining halls will be closed during this event.


8:00 p.m. l Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multipurpose Room

Make Loyola your home! Come to the DSC MPR to build your very own ramBLER. Each attendee will be able to stuff, dress, name, and take photos with their wolf! Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs and the Department of Programming.