Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week


Welcome to Loyola University Chicago!

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You have made the right decision in choosing the Loyola Experience.

Welcome Week is your first opportunity to get acclimated to college by discovering opportunities to connect, learn, laugh, reflect, and grow through social and academic programs. Welcome Week is designed to deepen your understanding of what makes the Loyola community unique—and quite simply, to just have fun.

Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA) is here to help you take the lead and write your own collegiate story. If you have any questions, ask a Welcome Week leader in a Welcome Week t-shirt or a staff member in a gold nametag.

For more information about how to get involved at Loyola beyond Welcome Week, visit SAGA online at luc.edu/saga!

U-Pass Distribution
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Pick-Up Location: Rambler Room, Centenial Forum

If you haven’t picked up your U-Pass yet CTA officials will be on campus during the listed times. For more information, see CTA U-Pass.

Sundaes at Sullivan
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sullivan Center

Students are invited to come to the Sullivan Center for Student Services to learn about all the services offered.  Talk to representatives from all of the student service areas located within Sullivan including the Office of Financial Aid, Campus Card, Services for Students with Disabilities, First and Second Year Advising and many more, all while enjoying a sundae!

Campus Rec Info Fair
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
East Quad

Come to the East Quad to get information on the all the programs and services available for Campus Recreation. We will have tables and staff to fill you in on all you need to know to be involved in Sport Clubs, Fitness, Ramble Outdoors, Intramural Sports and Aquatics at Halas Recreation Center. There will be fun activities and give aways!


City Colleges of Chicago (CCC): Transfer Student Meet & Greet
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Coffey Hall, McCormick Lounge

Meet current Loyola transfer students who also attended City Colleges of Chicago.  Talk about what it's like coming to Loyola and find ways to get involved in the Loyola and transfer community. Sponsored by the Admissions Office and Student Transitions and Outreach. 

Student of Color Welcome Reception
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multi-Purpose Room

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs welcomes new students of color and their families to the Loyola University Chicago community. Join our network of students, faculty, and staff as we come together to honor your momentous new beginning and share invaluable information about the many campus resources available to support your transition to college life!

Campus Ministry's Faith Fest
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multi-Purpose Room

Campus Ministry's Faith Fest is an evening program focused on helping students get connected. Learn how to get involved with Campus Ministry programs, such as retreats, Christian Life Communities, and Alternative Break Immersions.  Meet the student leaders of Hillel, Hindu Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, and other faith based student organizations. We'll also have some delicious desserts and door prizes!

Open for Business

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.        
Schreiber Center Lobby, Water Tower Campus

Come to the Quinlan School of Business open house to meet fellow Quinlan students! Learn about the different resources, organizations and programs available to business students while enjoying a refreshing treat in the beautiful Schreiber Center lobby. 

Black Cultural Center presents the Black Student Experience 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Damen Student Center, Den 

The Black Cultural Center seeks to foster support and community for Black students on campus, the smallest ethnic community at Loyola University Chicago. B.C.C.’s “Black Student Experience” calls for multicultural celebration, composed of various activities in collaboration with many campus organizations geared towards both first-year and upperclassmen students. Join B.C.C. for a night of meet and greets, support system development, and a special performance by AfroDescent all alongside your P.O.C. peers.‚Äč