Loyola University Chicago


Freshmen Orientation


Loyola's New Student Orientation for freshmen students is a mandatory two-day, overnight program that is comprised of sessions to introduce you to what life is like at Loyola. During Orientation, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you as a Loyola student, meet with an academic advisor, and register for your Fall semester courses.

Orientation Leaders, who are upper-class students, will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community!

Have an Orientation question? Check out some Orientation FAQs!


2017 Freshmen Orientation Dates

June 12-13

June 15-16

June 19-20

June 22-23

July 6-7

July 10-11*

August 23-24*

*Honors students must attend the July 10-11 or August 23-24 Orientation

*International students must attend the August 22-24 Orientation


Orientation spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis so register as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend any of the listed dates, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience.

Orientation Registration

Registration for Orientation will be available beginning early May, and students will register through their Application Status Page. When registration opens, students will be notified to register for their preferred program dates. It is important to note that space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration requires a list of all family members attending.

First Day of Fall Classes

August 28, 2017