Loyola University Chicago

Welcome Week

Saturday, 8/26

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

Here's your chance to connect with your classmates and get involved with your new community! We will be doing a variety of service projects around the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. The first 200 participants receive a t-shirt and everyone receives lunch. Bring a water bottle and wear clothing that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes.

Discover Your Chicago
1:00 p.m.

Mundelein Auditorium, Mundelein Center

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. All trips are free; however, some food and shopping may be available at your own expense.

**U-Pass pick-up starts today (8/21) at 10am in Rambler Room (Centennial Forum). Be sure to pick up your U-Pass before arriving at this event.

Neighborhood Ride with Chainlinks
2:00 p.m.
Meet in the Damen Student Center Atrium

Come join Chainlinks on a tour of Rogers Park. We'll be riding past local restaurants as well as attractions. The ride will end at Felice's pizza. ​ Cost will be $15/person (includes a bike rental and a slice of pizza. Price will only be $6 if the rider has their own bike).

This event is first come, first serve.

Social Sorority & Fraternity Life Info Session
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Crown Center Auditorium, Crown Center

Learn more about the Loyola Sorority/Fraternity community from current members and staff. Whether you know you want to go Greek or you have no idea what it means, this information session will give you all the basics on Sorority & Fraternity Life at Loyola. Parents are welcome.

‌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 The Improvised Shakespeare Company from iO Theater! Sponsored by Student Activities & Greek Affairs. 


  • 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 23 for 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!