The Core classes you take and the campus groups you join will provide opportunities to form lifelong friendships with peers, mentors, and faculty members. The Core will broaden your learning in the liberal arts and help you become a well-rounded individual, while taking part in campus organizations and serving others will help shape your Loyola Experience.
Goals for the year
Hours earned120 credit hours are required for graduation
- Participate in Convocation Walk and New Student Convocation.
- Complete Orientation and UNIV 101.
- Explore at least two campus organizations.
- Develop a four-year curricular and co-curricular plan.
- Begin to build your resume and ePortfolio.
Become a better student
Get the most out of your classroom experience by joining a study group or working with a tutor. Now is also a great time to start your ePortfolio.
In the Jesuit tradition,reflection is a three-fold process that involves paying attention to your experiences, using the head and heart to understand their meanings, and deciding how to act.
- How will you make Loyola home?
- How will your passions and knowledge guide you?
- How do you hope to grow during your first year?
Undergraduate majorsHaven’t decided on a major yet? Don’t worry—Loyola has more than 80 majors to choose from.
Required Core coursesEvery student must complete the Core Curriculum, which lays the groundwork for your Loyola experience.
Life beyond the Loyola campus
At Loyola University Chicago, our world-class city serves as the backdrop for your world-class education. Say hello to your new home.
Push yourself to new heights
At Loyola, we believe everyone has the potential to become a leader and to work with others to serve the greater good—and we’ll work with you to help you do exactly that.