All first-year students take a first-year seminar, in either the fall or spring semester, as the gateway course to the Common Curriculum. When students enroll at Loyola, they are asked to select several seminars they would like to take and send their preferences to us in priority order. We then pre-register students for a seminar, making every effort to place them in their top choice.
The First-Year Seminars are part of Loyola’s comprehensive First-Year Experience program integrates students into the Loyola learning environment. The experience features additional programs that help students make connections among their academic work, their out-of-class experiences, and Loyola’s mission.