Loyola University Chicago


About us

Orientation is the key to unlocking all that Loyola has to offer when you arrive on campus. And as a staff, we're committed to helping start your Loyola Experience on the right foot.

Throughout your first year, you'll focus on academics and building community. All of this begins with orientation: meeting new friends, registering for classes, learning about student activities, and getting a firsthand feel for college life.

We're looking forward to meeting you. In the meantime, get to know us!

Bridget Wesley, MSW
Bridget received her BA from Boston College and MSW from the University of Chicago. She has worked for the Office of Student Transitions and Outreach at Loyola since 2007. As a graduate of a Jesuit University, Bridget is enthusiastic about infusing all elements of First-Year Experience with a deep sense of Jesuit tradition and philosophy.

 Jamie Ellis
Program Coordinator for Orientation
Jamie began with the Office of Student Transitions and Outreach in 2015, but began working at Loyola in 2011 with the Department of Residence Life. She was born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado and received both her B.S. and M.S. from Colorado State University. Jamie oversees the Orientation program for first-year and transfer students. Jamie has a passion for helping incoming students make a positive transition into Loyola and building community among new Ramblers!


David Holmes
Graduate Assistant for Orientation
Christine Santiago
Student Program Assistant for Orientation - Staff Development and Training
Christine studies psychology as a senior at Loyola. Born and raised in New York, NY, Christine made Loyola her second home through involvements in Phi Sigma Sigma, the Honors Program, and work as an Orientation Leader. She began working with Student Transitions and Outreach as an Orientation Leader in 2015, which deepened her passion for helping students transition to college. Christine is thrilled to meet new Ramblers and welcome them into the Loyola community!


Laura Herrmann
Student Program Assistant for Orientation - Advising and Logistics
Laura is a Senior at Loyola studying nursing. She began working with Student Transitions and Outreach in the summer of 2016 as an Orientation Leader and is now working in the office as a Student Program Assistant for Orientation. Laura is also involved in the Chi Omega Women's Fraternity on campus where she applies communicative and interpersonal skills to help raise money for various philanthropies while broadening her connections around campus both socially and academically. She loves to meet new Ramblers and help make the transition to college smooth and stress-free!