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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 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

ESL Testing

Academic Advising Orientation

 Friday, January 9, 2015

Wellness Center Orientation

 Sunday, January 11, 2015

International House Orientation

Host Student Meet & Greet


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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