Loyola University Chicago

Second-Year Experience

Student Life & Engagement

Welcome Back Week


Fall 2014 Welcome Back Week Schedule

*Transfer students are welcome at all Welcome Back Week events.

This calendar provides a general idea of what Welcome Back Week was like in the fall of 2014. We'll update the website with information for 2015 in the summer.

Saturday Night of Comedy—August 23

Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs, this event is part of the Welcome Week schedule, but also open to students after their first year at Loyola University. Join us for this free program in the Gentile arena on Saturday, August 23. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Second Year Welcome Back BBQ—August 25

Join Second Year Experience on Monday, August 25 in the East Quad as we welcome you back to Loyola with an afternoon of fun, free food, and awesome give-away items such as T-shirts and picnic blankets! We'll start serving food at noon.

Sunset Kayak Trip on the Lake—August 26

Enjoy the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Loyola's beautiful Lakeshore Campus while gaining a fresh perspective on what lies ahead of you—the amazing second year of your Loyola Experience! Co-sponsored by Ramble Outdoors, this event's location is subject to change based on weather conditions. Dinner and transportation will be provided. The program takes place from 4–8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26. Unfortunately this trip is already full, but check out our other Welcome Back Week events!

Student Organization Fair—August 27

Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs, and open to all students, the student orgnization fair is from 3–6 p.m. in the Gentile Arena on Wednesday, August 27. Come visit our Second Year Experience table to find out more about our programs and services.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Baseball Game—August 29

These tickets are free, but there are only 50 available, so act quickly to register online for this event. The game is at 7:10 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Field, and students are responsible for their own transportation. Unfortunately this trip is already full, but check out our other Welcome Back Week events!

Sophomore Supper—September 2

This is a Second Year Experience Signature Event. Join our office and advisors from First and Second Year Advising for an evening of engaging conversation around commiting to a major, finding your calling in life, and how to connect the two! Space for this event is limited so we recommend registering in advance and arriving on time. This free supper takes place on Tuesday, September 2 from 5:30–8 p.m. in the Palm Court (4th floor, Mundelein).