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July at a glance

July calendar

Get the most out of your harvest this summer with a farming workshop from Loyola.

July at Loyola starts with Summer Session B, which is a great way to earn credits toward your degree while taking in all that Chicago has to offer during the summer. If summer school isn’t in your plans this year, there are still plenty of other things to do and see on campus this month—including a farming workshop and an art exhibit that will change the way you see everyday objects.

Here’s a sampling of what’s going on at Loyola in July:

July 1 to August 9

Summer Session B
Various locations and times
Make the most of your summer by taking courses at Loyola. You can earn up to eight credit hours per session—plus you’ll get to experience Chicago in all its warm-weather glory. See what courses you can take and how you can stay on track to graduate on time.

July 1 to September 23

Loyola Farmers Market

Every Monday, 3 – 7 p.m.
Nestled on the southwest corner of Albion and Sheridan roads, the Loyola Farmers Market brings local growers, producers, and specialty vendors to Rogers Park. This is the third year for the market, which started as a student project in Loyola’s Solutions To Environmental Problems (STEP) Food Systems course. Fall hours are 2:30 – 6:30 p.m., September 30 through October 14. Learn more about the market and all it has to offer.

July 9

Transfer Student Orientation
Lake Shore Campus, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Loyola’s 1870 Orientation for transfer students is a mandatory one-day program that introduces you to life at Loyola. You’ll meet with an academic advisor and register for your fall courses—and you’ll hear juniors and seniors talk about what Loyola means to them. Other dates are July 30, August 6, 9, 13, and 16. Sign up now to begin your Loyola Experience.

July 12-13

Freshmen Student Orientation
Lake Shore Campus, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Our 1870 Orientation for freshmen is a two-day program with a mandatory overnight component for all students. During orientation, you’ll meet with an advisor and learn about the resources in place to help you throughout your academic career. We also will introduce you to the values and traditions that will enrich your Loyola Experience from now through graduation. Other dates are July 15-16; July 18-19; August 1-2; and August 21-22. Register today for one of the sessions.

July 13

Farm Workshop Series
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus; 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock, IL; 1 – 5 p.m.
Our Happy Harvest and Food Preservation workshop ($30) will show you the best methods for harvesting your vegetables so plants stay healthy and continue
 to grow all season. Learn harvesting techniques, explore 
new seasonal recipes, and discover ways to can, pickle, and sun-dry the harvest for future use. Click on the Farm Workshop Series link on the Retreat and Ecology Campus website.

July 21

Summer Celebrity Organ Series

Madonna della Strada Chapel; Lake Shore Campus; 3 p.m.

Enjoy the swelling sounds of a leading virtuoso as Loyola presents: The Summer Celebrity Organ Series. Hosted at the University’s Madonna della Strada Chapel, this festival will awaken your senses as 4,000 pipes reach their fullest capacity. This month, the organist from Paris’s famed Notre Dame Cathedral, Olivier Latry, is the featured artist. Admission and parking are free. Learn more about the organ and the upcoming performers.

July 26

Ignatian Service Day
Various locations, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In honor of the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, University staff, faculty, and retirees will volunteer at Misericordia in Rogers Park and at several Catholic Charities early childhood development centers. Full details on the service projects, departure times, and transportation are available at the registration page. Registration is open through July 19.

July 31

Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Mass and picnic)
Madonna della Strada Chapel, 11 a.m.
All are welcome to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola with an 11 a.m. Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel. Afterwards, food will be served in the East Quad—and after that, well, let the games begin! Minute to Win It, anyone? See the schedule for the day.

Through August 10

More Than Naked art exhibit
Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex; 1131 W. Sheridan Road
Some people choose to shop local. Others eat local. Here at Loyola, we exhibit local with an exhibition of Chicago’s own emerging artists. More Than Naked consists of art in which the materials are very evident, but through the artist’s manipulation, the finished piece becomes something far beyond a few scraps of cardboard or bunches of string. The gallery is open to members of the Loyola community (with a University I.D.) from 8 to 10 a.m. daily; for others, it is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays or by appointment. Learn more about this free exhibit and read interviews from the artists involved.