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Transfer Orientation

Loyola's New Student Orientation for transfer students is a mandatory one-day 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 upperclass 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!

Transfer New Student Orientation Dates

June 10th
July 15th
July 17th
July 28th
August 13th
August 18th

Program Hours
8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Students must stay for the entirety of the program and may not leave early. 

Orientation Registration
Registration for Orientation will be available beginning early May. 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. 

Sample Schedule
The 2015 Transfer Schedule is available to give you a rough idea of the program. You will receive a personalized orientation schedule when you arrive at the program, but this should help you plan ahead for your Orientation experience.

Check-In Time & Location
Check-in runs 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. in the Sullivan Center Lobby. Students will receive their personalized schedules as well as parking validation at this time.

The Parking Structure (P on the map) is located at the corner of Sheridan Road and Winthrop Avenue (the entrance to this structure is off the campus drive, accessed from the light at Sheridan Road and Kenmore Avenue). Upon checking in at Orientation, you can request parking validation.

What To Bring
At Check-In, we will provide you with a pen, water bottle, your personalized schedule, and a bag to keep all of your orientation materials together. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing (many people prefer to bring along a sweatshirt since the buildings get cool in the summer!), comfortable shoes, and a small snack. You can also bring along any immunization paperwork to give to the Wellness Center at the Resource Fair.

Orientation Fee
The Orientation Fee is $125 per student. The fee includes all materials, food, and two guest passes for the day-long program. The Orientation fee is applied directly to the student's tuition account in the fall. 

First Day of Fall Classes 
August 24, 2015


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