Loyola University Chicago

Arrupe College

Summer Enrichment Program

All incoming students to Arrupe College must successfully complete the mandatory Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) in order to begin taking classes in the fall. Please note that there are no exceptions for family vacations, athletic tournaments, or other summer programming.

SEP runs from Sunday, August 6 through Friday, August 18, 2017. ‌Please see the full schedule for further details.


During SEP, students attend a three-day retreat at LUREC (Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus) and a week of enrichment courses with faculty and campus partners. 

Students will be divided into two groups for the weekend retreat at LUREC. Students must sign up for one of the following weekends for the retreat:

  • Group 1:
    • August 6–8: Weekend retreat at LUREC
  • Group 2:
    • August 8 from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: First advisory session and introduction to campus resources
  • All students:
    • August 14-18: SEP continues at Arrupe College

Again, attendance for all events related to SEP is mandatory.

Please note that you are required to stay at LUREC for the duration of the retreat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided. You should pack for a three-day stay, and since you’ll spend most of your time participating in outdoors activities with your peers, you should bring clothes and comfortable shoes that you won’t mind getting wet, muddy, torn, or stained. Students should bring their grey Arrupe shirt to be worn on the last day of the retreat. 

You’ll take a bus from Maguire Hall at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus to Woodstock, IL, and you’ll ride a bus back after the retreat.

Packing List

On-Campus SEP Events

On Monday, August 14, students will begin their enrichment courses and campus partner orientation meetings. Students must be on time and attend every session of SEP in order to start school in the fall.

Campus ID Photo

Prior to SEP, students will need to sign up to take their campus ID photo. Students can choose to take their photo on July 12 or 13 from 9:30 a.m.–Noon. 

Photo times will be 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 a.m. Students should arrive at Arrupe (1 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611) 10 minutes before their scheduled time to complete the necessary paperwork for their photos.

Arrupe Paperwork

  • Turn in all necessary paperwork by July 13:
    • Health and release forms for LUREC
    • Immunization records 
    • Current copy of resume
    • Individualized Education Plans (IEPs): Only required for students who received this resource in high school

  • You can submit via:


Student list for LUREC (includes your Arrupe t-shirt)

LUREC course agreement and release

LUREC health history form