Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Saturday, 8/25

U-Pass Distribution
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Pick-Up Location: Rambler Room, Centenial Forum

If you haven’t picked up your U-Pass yet, CTA officials will be on campus during the listed times. For more information, see CTA U-Pass.

Saturday of Service
Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Service: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multi-Purpose Room

Connect with your classmates, see your new neighborhood, and join a Loyola tradition! We will complete a variety of service projects around Rogers Park and Edgewater. The first 200 participants receive a t-shirt and everyone gets lunch. Bring a water bottle.  Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that can get dirty.

Discover Your Chicago
1:00 p.m.

Mundelein Auditorium, Mundelein Center
**Tickets & Liability Waivers are required to attend this event

After picking up your U-Pass, join Welcome Week Leaders on excursions around Chicago to find YOUR Chicago. Each trip will visit a different area of the city. 

**TICKETING: In order to attend, you must obtain a free ticket ahead of time

  • Pick up tickets at the Damen Student Center Info Desk on Thursday, 8/23 or Friday, 8/24
  • You must show your student ID to get a ticket
  • One ticket per LUC undergraduate student
  • Tickets will be dispersed on a first come, first served basis
  • Tickets will be date and location specific

**LIABILITY WAIVERS: All attendees must complete a Liability Waiver.  Liability Waivers can be completed on-site.  Participants must be 18+ years old.

‌Saturday Night of Comedy
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Doors close & show begins: 7:00 p.m.
Gentile Arena
**Tickets required to attend this event

Chicago is home to some amazing stand-up comedy venues and has served as the launching pad for many of today's comedic legends. This year's Saturday Night of Comedy will be revealed in July! 


  • All new Loyola students will receive free tickets to the performance.  All students living in residence halls will receive them there.
  • Commuter students, returning students, faculty, and staff can pick up tickets at the Damen Student Center front desk beginning on Wednesday, August 22 at not cost.

Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs.

Silent Disco
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Damen Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Come out to Loyola's silent headphone event!  Choose your own DJ and music from three separate channels, while you dance the night away with your fellow Ramblers.  All music is transmitted through your headphones, so feel free to remove them and engage in conversation and food with friends!

Interested in learning more about silent events? Watch this video!