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Family Weekend

Family Weekend Schedule

2016 Family Weekend Schedule

Please click on the dates below to view the detailed schedule.

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Registration & Check-In 3pm-7pm South End, Damen Check in for Family Weekend events begins here! Be sure to pick up your Family Weekend bracelets to gain access to all events and meals for the weekend when you arrive on campus. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide directions throughout the evening.
President's Reception 6pm-7:30pm Damen MPR The weekend officially begins with a casual gathering for Rambler families. Come and enjoy light appetizers and drinks with members of Loyola administration, faculty, and staff. 

Women's Soccer vs. Chicago State

7pm-9pm Hoyne Field (6336 N. Hoyne Ave) Loyola Students and registered family and friends will receive free tickets for the first Loyola’s Women Soccer game of the year!! LET’S GO RAMBLERS!!!

((dop)) Film Screening:
Zootopia

8pm &
10pm

Damen Cinema
(1st floor)
Enjoy a free screening of Zootopia in our Damen Student Center Cinema sponsored by our ((dop)) student organization.
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Registration & Check-In 8am-8pm South End, Damen Check in for Family Weekend events begins here! Be sure to pick up your Family Weekend bracelets to gain access to all events and meals for the weekend when you arrive on campus. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide directions throughout the evening.
Java with the Jesuits 10am-12pm Ignatius House (6324 N. Kenmore Ave) Participate in a breakfast Open House with our University's Jesuit Community. Coffee/Tea and Pastries provided.
Students of Color/LGBTQI & Friends Breakfast 9am-10:15am McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall Participate in a breakfast social sponsored by the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs for families of students of color, first-generation students, and LGBTQIA communities. 
Rock Wall Climbing 10am-1pm Halas Recreation Center Students are encouraged to bring their families into Halas to enjoy some climbing! All climbers will be asked to participate in a short Rock Wall Orientation and sign a waiver before climbing. Any individual that can fit into the Youth Harness or Adult Harness that Halas offers is welcome to climb.
Open Swim 10am-1pm Halas Recreation Center Our newly renovated Halas swimming pool will be open for families to enjoy.

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art
True Confessional: Photography Exhibit
Martin D’Arcy: Permanent renaissance and medieval collection exhibit

11am-6pm

Lewis Towers, Water Tower Campus (click for details)

Public transportation is available through Chicago Transit Authority (click for details)

LUMA's exhibition features dozens of paintings, sculptures, silver pieces, furnishings, and decorative devotional objects accentuating the talents of local artisans and the tastes of art patrons across the Atlantic World. The exhibition provides an opportunity to appreciate priceless artifacts while learning about the exchange of ideas and aesthetics between the Old and the New Worlds. Admission to the Loyola University Museum of Art is free for all Family Weekend guests.
Edgewater Fall Art Fair 11am-6pm 1030-1140 W Granville Ave  The Fair is a multi-cultural and multi-generational lineup of 120+ artists from all over Chicago, weaving a stimulating creative tapestry in the heart of Edgewater, peppered with a contagious community vibe! Live music, food, art and fashion. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/edgewaterartistsinmotion
Family Picnic 11:30am-1pm West Quad
(Rain Site: Damen Atrium)
Join us for an outdoor picnic celebration with food, music, games, activities, and Rambler spirit.
Lincoln Park Zoo 1:00pm- 4:30pm Shuttle buses will run from Lakeshore 
Campus to the Lincoln Park Zoo and are first-come first-served. First departure from Lake Shore will be at 1:00pm. Final departure from Lincoln Park Zoo will be at 4:30pm. Space is not guaranteed.
Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting Loyola students, families and friends with nature by providing free family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago. There is a bus shuttle that will leave Loyola at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm and will leave the zoo to bring people back to Loyola at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, AND 3:30pm.
Achieving College Excellence (ACE) Reception for Family and Friends 1pm-2pm McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall Participate in an informational meeting to discuss the services ACE provides, to become familiar with the nationwide TRIO initiative, to learn how families can support college students of today, and to meet the staff who are here to support your student.
Film Screening: Chicago's South Side 1:30pm-3pm Damen Cinema The story of the South Side of Chicago is a story of immigrants and of migrants, of workers and unions, of political dynasties and sports legacies, art and commerce, progress and struggle.
The Art Institute of Chicago 12:30pm -4:30pm Shuttle buses will run from Lakeshore 
Campus to the Museum of Art and are first-come first-served. First departure from Lake Shore will be at 12:30pm. Final departure from the Art Institute of Chicago will be at 4:30pm. Space is not guaranteed.
The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Widely recognized for both its curatorial excellence and its popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually. 
Come learn how to study aboard! 2pm-3pm Damen MPR North Come learn how to study abroad! The Office for International Programs offers over 150 programs in 70 countries with centers in Rome, Beijing and Vietnam. The reception will give you a chance to speak with study abroad alumni, chat with Office for International Programs staff, and discover how to pick the perfect place to study!” 
Sorority & Fraternity Life 101 for Families 3pm-4pm McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall This session will engage families around the sorority and fraternity life experience at Loyola. Families will learn more about the lifelong commitment and learning opportunities membership provides.
Campus Tours 3pm-5pm Palm Court Join us as we explore Loyola University Chicago's beautiful Lakeshore Campus on a guided walking tour led by current Loyola Student Leaders. 
Film Screening: Chicago's South Side 3:30pm-5pm Damen Cinema The story of the South Side of Chicago is a story of immigrants and of migrants, of workers and unions, of political dynasties and sports legacies, art and commerce, progress and struggle.
Chicago on Campus 5:30pm-7:30pm West Quad
(Rain Site: Damen Atrium)
Join families for a casual evening of fun and food! Enjoy a true food truck experience from some local Chicago Food Trucks!
Men's Soccer vs. SIUE 7pm - 9pm Hoyne Field (6336 N. Hoyne Ave) Loyola Students and registered family and friends will receive free tickets for the first Loyola’s Men Soccer game of the year!! LET’S GO RAMBLERS!!!
((dop)) Film Screening: Zootopia 8pm Damen Cinema Enjoy a free screening of Zootopia in our Damen Student Center Cinema sponsored by our ((dop)) student organization.
Laugh Out Loud with iO Theater 8pm Gentile Arena This treasured Chicago attraction will knock you out your socks with a never before seen 90-minute improv comedy experience. iO, Chicago's premiere improv experience will send a team of talented comedians to perform for you and your family in true laugh out loud fashion. You won't want to miss this!
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Edgewater 5k Back-to-School Run/Walk -  For more details and to pre-register visit here. 8am St. Ignatius Community Plaza Join us for the annual Edgewater Back to School 5K Run/Walk! Celebrate our community and view historic sites along the lakefront path while raising money for 11 local schools. Many graduates from our schools stay in the community; invest in our future! Last year we raised nearly $6,000 for Edgewater schools with over 350 students participating in the run!
Sunday Liturgy 9am-10am  Madonna della Strada  Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.
Family Brunch 10am-1pm Gentile Arena Join us for a buffet-style brunch as we wrap up an amazing Family Weekend experience!
Sunday Liturgy 10:30am-11:30am  Madonna della Strada  Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.
Edgewater Fall Art Fair 11am-6pm  1030 -1140 W. Granville Ave (click for detail) The Fair is a multi-cultural and multi-generational lineup of 120+ artists from all over Chicago, weaving a stimulating creative tapestry in the heart of Edgewater, peppered with a contagious community vibe! Live music, food, art and fashion. 
Sunday Liturgy 5pm Madonna della Strada  Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.
Sunday Liturgy 7pm Saint James Chapel, Water Tower Campus Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist near Loyola's beautiful Water Tower Campus.
Sunday Liturgy 9pm Madonna della Strada  Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.