Loyola University Chicago

International Admission

Important Dates

August 26, 2018: 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 27, 2016–August 28, 2018

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

August 29, 2018–September 2, 2018

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

September 3, 2018

  • Fall Semester 2018 classes begin

September 7, 2018–September 9, 2018

  • 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.

December 14, 2018

  • Fall 2018 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 16, 2019

  • Spring Semester 2019 orientation begins (optional)

January 21, 2019

  • Spring Semester 2019 classes begin

March 8, 2019–March 17, 2019

  • Spring Break

May 3, 2019

  • Spring Semester 2019 ends (mandatory departure day)