Congratulations! You have been accepted to the Chicago Center Program and will soon begin your adventure in Chicago! What are the most important things for you to know and prepare for before your arrival in the United States? Please visit our Pre-Arrival Checklist and Frequently Asked Questions pages for comprehensive lists of items to complete before arrival, as well as noting important dates provided on this page.
Arrival for Chicago Center Students
|Thursday, August 14, 2014|
|Washington D.C. Trip||August 16 - August 20, 2014|
|First Day of Classes||Monday, August 25, 2014|
|Labor Day (No Classes)||September 1, 2014|
|Los Angeles Trip||October 3 - October 7, 2014|
|Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)||November 26 - November 29, 2014|
|Last Day of Classes||Saturday, December 6, 2014|
|Final Exams||December 8 - December 13, 2014|
|Last Day in the International House||Friday, December 19, 2014|
*Please note that the dates provided above are tentative and are subject to change.
What to pack?
Please download the Suggested Packing List for Chicago Center Participants if you are looking for guidance on how to navigate Chicago climate and ideas on how students in the U.S. typically dress for class, going out at night and day-to-day!
What is orientation?: After arriving in Chicago you will attend an orientation to learn about the daily functions of Loyola and will have opportunities to ask questions about campus, housing, the city of Chicago and many other topics! You will be able to meet with academic advisors who will help you choose your classes; you will receive a personal tour of campus; you will meet current Loyola students who are a part of the Host Student Program and you will get to know your Chicago Center Staff much better! Please see a sample orientation schedule for Fall 2014 below:
|Thursday, August 14, 2014||
Airport Arrivals (all day event)
International House Check-in
|Friday, August 15, 2011||
Chicago Center Program OrientationCampus ID Cards are made (Sullivan Center)
|August 16 - 20, 2014||Group Trip to Washington D.C.|
|Thursday, August 21, 2014||
|Friday, August 22, 2014||
Advising Orientation & Appointments
International House Orientation