Orientation is the key to unlocking all that Loyola has to offer when you arrive on campus this fall. And as a staff, we're committed to helping start your Loyola Experience on the right foot.
Throughout your first year, you'll focus on academics and building community. All of this begins with orientation: meeting new friends, registering for classes, learning about student activities, and getting a firsthand feel for college life.
We're looking forward to meeting you. In the meantime, get to know us!
|Fr. Justin Daffron, SJ, Associate Provost for Academic Services
Fr. Daffron has been working with first-year students at Loyola for the past four years. He also teaches two sections of the Loyola seminar.
|Eileen Kearns, Administrative Assistant
Bio coming soon!
|Chelsea Ruff, MA, Assistant Director for Orientation
Chelsea's started in the Office of First-Year Experience in June of 2011. After earning her Bachelor's in Sociology in 2006 and her Master's in Student Affairs in 2008 from the University of South Florida, she has dedicated the last five years to orientation programming and serving the first-year freshmen and transfer student populations. Chelsea is responsible for coordinating the Orientation program, training and supervising the Orientation Leaders staff, and for assisting in the facilitation of the first-year experience.
|Bridget Wesley, MSW, Director
Bridget received her BA from Boston College and MSW from the University of Chicago. She has worked for the Office of First Year Experience at Loyola since 2007. As a graduate of a Jesuit University, Bridget is enthusiastic about infusing all elements of First-Year Experience with a deep sense of Jesuit tradition and philosophy.