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First-Year Experience


The first year of college is a time of transition for every student. FYE offers a casual, student-run meeting called Transitions, which is available for students who wish to hang out and chat for a bit with one of our upper-class mentors.

This discussion groups meet every week for an hour in various locations.  First-year students are invited to join Transitions on how to find ways to get connected on campus and talk about issues they may have while adjusting to life at Loyola. Stop in once, or join us every week. It's your choice.

Snacks will be provided!

Spring 2015 Meeting Times:


Spring Semester Week 2:

Wednesday January 21st 7:00pm

Cuneo 104


Spring Semester Week 3:

Tuesday January 27th

Engrained Cafe


Spring Semester Week 4:

Wednesday February 4th

Damen Student Center Smoothie Bar

(Halas South Entrance)



 Look for our TL's in the Green Shirts!


Call or Email FYE if you have questions: 773-508-7381 FirstYearExperience@luc.edu


Meet the Transitions Leaders:

Erin Ebbesmeyer


Erin is a senior from German Valley, IL and studying Environmental Science. Over the past three years, she’s been involved as a Program Assistant and Orientation Leader with the orientation program, led service groups with Loyola 4 Chicago, served as Team Leader for Hunger Week, and researched waste water with Loyola’s Biodiesel Lab.


Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro is a junior at Loyola and works in the office of First-Year Experience.

"As a member of the Transitions team, I would like to welcome you to Loyola and I want to let you know that the Transitions program is here for anyone that wants the time to talk to an upper classman and ask questions about their experience or just ask for advice from a peer. Whether its mom and dad calling every hour of every day or just homesickness, we are here to help you out and get you on track to a happy and healthy semester."

Major: Criminal Justice & Theology

Minor: Catholic Studies

Organizations: Men’s Club Soccer; Latin American Student Organization; Criminal Justice Organization; Campus Ministry

Past Experiences: Loyola Orientation Leader; College Coach for Loyola’s Summer Scholars Program


Nellie Konkel 


Hi! I’m Nellie. I am a junior, majoring in Psychology/Pre-med. I am from Melrose Park, Illinois. I’m a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and serve as the assistant social chair. I spent the best summer of my life as an Orientation Leader, and I am currently a student worker in the Office of First-Year Experience! 


Salina Ramos

Salina is a Junior from Saint Charles, IL and studying Nursing with a minor in Theology. She is the president of the Class of 2016 Nursing Council and was a Program Assistant and Orientation Leader with the orientation program in First-Year Experience. 


Mundelein Greenhouse:


The Office of First Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7381 · Website: www.luc.edu/firstyearexperience

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