First-Year Seminars and the First-Year Experience
First Year Seminars
The gateway course to the Loyola Core is the First-Year Seminar (FYS). This issues-based, interdisciplinary seminar introduces students to college-level thinking and learning, as well as the Jesuit values at the core of a Loyola education.
A list of current or upcoming FYS courses can be found on the public Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) system.
Choose “Schedule of Classes,” then select the appropriate term in the upper-left corner, then scroll through the list of topics and choose “First Year Seminar.”
Under the “Days, Times, Location” column, “MWF” means the course meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. “TR” means every Tuesday and Thursday.
Click “View Syllabus” for a detailed course-description, assignments, and additional information
Read more about the Seminars, “thinking critically, acting justly,” and the Loyola Core here.
First Year Experience
The First-Year Experience (FYE) at Loyola is a series of events centered around a common theme. At the heart of the Experience is a movie, book, or event in which students participate. Read more about the FYE here.
One of the best ways to support your student is to be informed about the available resources on campus. Some useful links for parents include:
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Daniel J. McBride,
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