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
|Tuesday, January 6, 2015|
|First Day of Classes||Monday, January 12, 2015|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)||Monday, January 19, 2015|
|New York City Trip||February 28 - March 4, 2015|
|Spring Break (No Classes)||March 2-7, 2015|
|Easter Holiday (No Classes)||April 2-6, 2015|
|Last Day of Classes||Friday, April 24, 2015|
|Final Exams||April 27 - May 2, 2015|
|End of Semester Banquet||Thursday, May 7, 2015|
|New Orleans Trip||May 9-13, 2015|
|Last Day in the International House||Friday, May 15, 2015|
*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 meet current Loyola students who are a part of the Host Student Program; and you will get to know your Chicago Center Staff! Sample Orientation Schedule:
|Tuesday, January 6, 2015||
Airport Arrivals (all day)
International House Check-in
Campus ID Cards made
|Wednesday, January 7, 2015||
Chicago Center Orientation
Campus ID Cards made
|Thursday, January 8, 2015||
Academic Advising Orientation
|Friday, January 9, 2015||
Wellness Center Orientation
|Sunday, January 11, 2015||
International House Orientation
Host Student Meet & Greet