Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Saturday, 8/22

Saturday of Service
Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Service: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multi-Purpose Room

Here's your chance to connect with your classmates and get involved with your new community! We will be doing a variety of service projects around the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. The first 200 participants receive a t-shirt and everyone receives lunch. Bring a water bottle and wear clothing that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes.

Discover Your Chicago
1:00 p.m.

Mundelein Auditorium, Mundelein Center

After picking up your U-Pass**, join Welcome Week Leaders on excursions around Chicago to find YOUR Chicago. Each trip will visit a different area of the city. All trips are free; however, some food and shopping may be available at your own expense.

**U-Pass pick-up starts today (8/22) at 10am in Rambler Room (Centennial Forum). Be sure to pick up your U-Pass before arriving at this event.

Hustle to Hoyne
1:30 p.m.

Ignatius Plaza

Meet for a rally on Ignatius Plaza and then march to the Loyola Soccer Park at Hoyne Field to watch the Ramblers take on the Michigan Wolverines at 3pm. The parade will be led by students, athletes, coaches and Loyola celebrities like Lu Wolf, Tivo, and Sr. Jean! Sponsored by Athletics and First-Year Experience.

Social Sorority & Fraternity Life Info Session
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multi-Purpose Room

Learn more about the Loyola Sorority/Fraternity community from current members and staff. Whether you know you want to go Greek or you have no idea what it means, this information session will give you all the basics on Sorority & Fraternity Life at Loyola. Parents are welcome.

‌Saturday Night of Comedy, featuring Retta!
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Doors close & show begins: 7:00 p.m.
Gentile Arena
**Tickets required to attend this event

Chicago is home to some amazing stand-up comedy venues and has served as the launching pad for many of today’s comedic legends. This year's comedian, best known for her role as Donna on NBC's hit comedy Parks & Recreation, is Retta! Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs.


  • Incoming first-year students will receive free tickets in their residence halls
  • Incoming first-year commuter students can pick up tickets at the First Year Commuter Student Session at 1pm on Friday, 8/21 in Crown Center Auditorium
  • Returning students, staff, and faculty can purchase tickets for $5 at the Damen Student Center Info Desk on Thursday, 8/20 or Friday, 8/21 beginning at 10am
  • You must present an LUC ID to purchase tickets. Limit 2 tickets per person, per ID. No refunds.

Casino Night
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Mundelein Auditorium

Think you've got game? Enjoy real casino table games, card games, and more. Prize drawings will happen throughout the night. Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs.