Loyola University Chicago

Family Weekend

Parent Sessions

Saturday September 26, 2015

(Quinlan Life Sciences Building, Room 142)

Building a bridge over troubled waters: Identifying successful strategies for helping college students, parents, and families navigate the transition to college.  10-11 a.m.

This session for parents will focus on helping your student overcome homesickness while supporting their independence as they continue the transition to life on campus.

Learn.Serve.Experience.Transform. Session 1-2 p.m.

In this session, staff from the Center for Experiential Learning will highlight engaged learning opportunities and resources available to Loyola undergraduates, including academic internships, service-learning, undergraduate research, and electronic porfolios (ePortfolio).

Careers, Internships, Student Employment, and Work-Study: The Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs for Parents. 2-3 p.m.

This parent session will focus on some of the outcomes gained by attaining a degree at Loyola University Chicago including how students can utilize campus resources to explore career paths and internship options.

Sustainability at LUC: Living Green  3-4 p.m.

Hear about Loyola's sustainability excellence told by three student sustainability leaders, including information on a student-run sustainability fund, a campaign to address climate change and work being done to redesign a sustainable food system on campus.

My student is considering Studying Abroad - What more should I know?  4-5 p.m.

This helpful session is designed for parents who have a son or daughter participating in, or considering participation in, study abroad programs. During this hour, staff will cover a variety of topics related to your student's interest and/or participation in a study abroad program.