Loyola University Chicago

International Admission

Important Dates

August 28, 2016: Move-in Day

  • All students MUST arrive on campus by this date.
  • Families are invited to orientation activities on this date.
  • Students planning to arrive in Rome before this date must arrange their own accommodations.

August 29, 2016–August 30, 2016

  • Discover Loyola: First-year student orientation (Rome Start students only)

August 31, 2016–September 4, 2016

  • JFRC Orientation (Rome Start students and JFRC study abroad students)

September 5, 2016

  • Fall Semester 2016 classes begin

September 9, 2016–September 11, 2016

  • Overnight orientation trip (Rome Start students and other study abroad students). The overnight orientation trip has been a tradition at the JFRC for many years. It marks the official start of the semester. The cost of the orientation trip is included in students’ tuition and fees.

October 7, 2016–October 16, 2016

  • Fall break trip to Chicago for Rome Start students

December 15, 2016

  • Fall 2016 Semester ends (Please note that Rome Start students are permitted to stay on campus between semesters, though they should know that the heat is turned down, hot water is at a minimum, and no food service is available during the break.)

January 11, 2017

  • Spring Semester 2017 orientation begins (optional)

January 16, 2017

  • Spring Semester 2017 classes begin

March 3, 2017–March 12, 2017

  • Spring Break

April 28, 2017

  • Spring Semester 2017 ends (mandatory departure day)