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Office for International Programs

Once Accepted

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.    

Spring Semester 2015: Important Dates* 

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 5, 2015
End of Semester Banquet Friday, May 1, 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 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, 2014

Chicago Center Program Orientation

Campus ID Cards are made (Sullivan Center)
 August 16 - 20, 2014 Group Trip to Washington D.C.
 Thursday, August 21, 2014

ESL Testing

 Friday, August 22, 2014

Advising Orientation & Appointments

International House Orientation


Office for International Programs ยท Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

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