Loyola University Chicago

Family Weekend

Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend 2018 Full Schedule

 Event

 Time

 Location

 Description

Registration and Check-in

3:00 -7:00pm

South Entrance, Damen

Check in for Family Weekend events begins here! Be sure to pick up your Family Weekend bracelets to gain access to all events and meals for the weekend when you arrive on campus. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide directions throughout the evening.

Welcome Reception

6:00 -7:30pm

Damen MPR

The weekend officially begins with a casual gathering for Rambler families. Come and enjoy light appetizers and drinks with members of Loyola administration, faculty, and staff. 

Family Weekend Concert

7:30pm

Mundelein Auditorium

A musical performance featuring Loyola's Chamber Choir, University Chorale, Women's Chorus, Schola Cantorum, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.

((dop)) Film Screening

8:00pm & 10:00pm

Damen Cinema (1st Floor)

Join the Department of Programming for their weekly movie night! This weekend's movie, Coco, is family friendly and sure to please.

 Event

  Time

 Location

 Description

Registration and Check-in

8:00am-8:00pm

South Entrance, Damen

Check in for Family Weekend events begins here! Be sure to pick up your Family Weekend bracelets to gain access to all events and meals for the weekend when you arrive on campus. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide directions throughout the evening.

GOOD NEWS Exhibition

8:00am-10:00pm

Ralph Arnold Gallery (Loyola ID required for building access)

Good news is hard to come by. More and more, artists have a responsibility to respond critically to our political climate, our social inequalities, or our moral shortcomings.  Unfortunately, bad news is all around us.  In this moment, is there room for work that uplifts? Can positivity and authenticity offer a salve for our current condition?   What is the role of work that finds spiritual meaning in color and form or seeks the sublime through the act of making? Have you heard the good news?

Student Diversity Breakfast

9:00 -10:15 am

Damen MPR South

Participate in a breakfast social sponsored by the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs for families of students of color, first-generation students, and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Java with the Jesuits

10:00am-12:00pm

Ignatius House (6324 N. Kenmore Ave)

Participate in a breakfast Open House with our University's Jesuit Community. Coffee/Tea and Pastries provided.

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

11:00am- 6:00pm

Loyola University Museum of Art, WTC

Visit the Loyola University Museum of Art to view three original exhibitions by Chicago native artists. Also enjoy LUMA’s permanent collection of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art. For more information on our current exhibitions, click here. General Admission included in Family Weekend package.

Chicago on Campus

11:30am - 1:00pm

East Quad (Rain site: Damen Atrium)

Join us for this Chicago foodie inspired lunch. Taste popular Chicago eats and inspired classics! Come meet Coach Porter Moser, Loyola's band and spirit teams!

Chicago's South Side Screening

2:00-3:30pm

Damen Cinema

The story of the South Side of Chicago is a story of immigrants and of migrants, of workers and unions, of political dynasties and sports legacies, art and commerce, progress and struggle.

Ramblers' Family BBQ

5:30pm-7:30 pm

East Quad

(Rain Site: Damen Atrium)

Join us for an outdoor grill out celebration with food, music, games, activities, and Rambler spirit.

Men's Soccer Game vs. Drake

7:00pm

Hoyne Field

Cheer on your Loyola men's soccer team as they take on Drake University. There will be a shuttle running from the Lake Shore Campus bus stop to Hoyne Field starting at 6 pm and returning as the game ends.

Second City

 

8:00-9:30pm

 

Mundelein Auditorium

This treasured Chicago attraction thrills audiences with a unique 90-minute improv comedy experience. A team of Second City’s talented comedians will perform for you and your family in true laugh-out-loud fashion. You won't want to miss this! Please note: Seating and availability for this event is first-come, first served. We recommend arriving early.

Outdoor Family Movie

8:15pm

East Quad (Rain Site: Damen Atrium)

Join us for to watch The Avengers movie under the stars (weather permitting)! 

 Event

 Time

 Location

 Description

Sunday Liturgy

9:00 -  10:00am

Madonna della Strada

Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.

Family Brunch

10:00am-1:00pm

Gentile Arena

Join us for a buffet-style brunch as we wrap up an amazing Family Weekend experience!

Sunday Liturgy

10:30am-11:30am

Madonna della Strada

Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus.

Sunday Liturgy

5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

Madonna della Strada

Enjoy the celebration of the Eucharist in the beautiful chapel on Lake Shore Campus at 5 pm or 9 pm, or at Saint James Chapel on Water Tower Campus at 7 pm.

The 2018 Family Weekend Committee has finalized the programming schedule for September 21-23, 2018. We do not forsee any additional changes. In the event that there are changes made to this schedule, we will update events with BOLD text and ask families for flexibility as we negotiate contracts and other logistics. For questions, please call 773-508-8840. 

The main Campus Bookstore (Granada Center) and the L-Stop (Damen Student Center) will be open on Friday 9/21 until 8:00pm, on Saturday 9/22 from 10:00am - 8:00pm, and on Sunday 9/23 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.