Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Thursday, 8/24

Bed Bath & Beyond Tent Sale
Winthrop Avenue Play Lot

Need something for your residence hall?  Bed Bath & Beyond will be on campus with college experts available to help outfit your room and provide small space solutions. Sponsored by Residence Life.

Getting Your Start: Connecting College to Career
2:30 p.m.
Information Commons, 4th Floor

The Career Development Center can be a first year student’s best friend. Find out how to investigate majors and careers and how to decide what’s right for you!

Getting Your Start: Navigating Student Employment & Federal Work Study
3:30 p.m.
Information Commons, 4th Floor

You received a work-study award… now what? You don’t qualify for work-study but need employment? Join us for an interactive information session all about work-study and student employment at Loyola. Learn the ins and outs, including: Where can I get a work-study job? How do I get a work-study or non-work-study job? What are my options? This is great information to have before the job fair so you can plan your job search!

Getting Your Start: Pre-Health Professions Q&A
4:30 p.m.
Information Commons, 4th Floor

Interested in a career in health care? Discover some things you need to know and some things you need to think about.

Welcome Mass
5:00 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel

Students and their families are invited to join the Loyola community in this annual welcoming tradition.

Family Picnic
6:00 p.m.
West Quad (Rain location: Damen Student Center)

Please join us as you say farewell to your parents and families and let us welcome you to the Loyola community. All new students and their families are invited to an outdoor picnic sponsored by the Division of Student Development.

Speed Greeting
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mundelein Center, Mundelein Auditorium

Meet all the Ramblers you can in less than an hour. Speed Greeting with Playfair will help you break through all of the social awkwardness of meeting new people. Get to know your peers before classes even start! Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs.

Trolley Tour of Chicago
8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., & 10:00 p.m.
**Tickets required to attend this event

Munch on Garrett’s popcorn and 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, 8/23 or Thursday, 8/24
  • 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 8:00pm, 9:00pm and 10:00 pm; your specific loading time and location will be reflected on your ticket