Loyola University Chicago

Arrupe College

The Spirit of Arrupe: Summer Orientation

All incoming students to Arrupe College must successfully complete a mandatory summer orientation program 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.

Orientation programs run from Sunday, August 5 through Friday, August 17, 2018.

Orientation Retreat

During orientation, students attend a three-day retreat at LUREC (the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus).

Students will be divided into two groups for the weekend retreat at LUREC. Students will be assigned to one of two retreats:

  • Group 1: August 5–7, 2018
  • Group 2: August 8–10, 2018

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.

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.

On-Campus Orientation

Starting Wednesday, August 15, students will begin their on-campus orientation. Students must be on time and attend every session of SEP in order to start school in the fall. The on-campus orientation runs for three days, and will conclude on August 17.

On-campus orientation will include introductions to key components of Arrupe College’s curriculum and programs, an orientation to technology at Arrupe College, and an introduction to campus life and resources.

*More information on Arrupe College’s summer orientation program will be made available as students are accepted and make a deposit to attend Arrupe College.