Loyola University Chicago

Arrupe College


Meet Arrupe freshman Michael Minor

Meet Arrupe freshman Michael Minor

What drew you to Arrupe College?
What drew me to Arrupe was the fact that it was a community-based college. I really wasn’t sure what I wanted while applying to colleges but I knew I wanted a community that would support me so that I could succeed. When I learned more about Arrupe and how small the classes would be I felt more comfortable because I knew it would be easier to get help if I ever needed it. It felt weird at the beginning since we went on a retreat with a bunch of strangers but it turned out to work for the best.

You are part of the inaugural class at Arrupe College. What student organizations and/or activities are you hoping to create or participate in at Arrupe?
One of the student activities I would like to create or participate in is a Fun Night. I love to laugh and I feel that maybe we should have a night where anyone who wants to join can play an assortment of games from charades to twister. College can be stressful so laughing and having a good time with friends and faculty can ease some of the stress.

What has been the most exciting part of your Arrupe College experience so far? What has been the most challenging?
I feel that my first Arrupe experience, the retreat at LUREC (Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus), was the most memorable. It was a fun-filled three days. I wish it had lasted longer because I had some unforgettable moments and it was very exciting. One thing that has been challenging is getting accustomed to three hour lectures and taking good notes. It is a skill that I am still working on.

What are you hoping to do after you graduate from Arrupe College in 2017?
After graduating from Arrupe I would definitely like to stay in Chicago at Loyola and live on campus. Loyola is a vibrant, friendly and beautiful place to study. I would love to increase my knowledge with Loyola’s superb criminal justice and criminology programs.