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Registration underway for Family Weekend 2012

Loyola press release - September 21, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans opens its doors to students' family and friends for the university’s annual Family Weekend, to be held Sept. 28-30.

Family Weekend allows students and families to reconnect after the beginning of a new academic year and enables families to experience Loyola as their loved ones do.

The weekend is organized by the Office of Student Affairs and begins on Friday with a welcome reception featuring local foods, performances by student musicians and opportunities to meet Loyola administration, faculty and staff. Throughout the weekend, families will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities and events including:

Shadow Your Student to Class - Experience Loyola academics by accompanying students through their class schedule.

NolaLoyola, “Beats of the Streets: The Brass Brand Tradition in New Orleans,” an all-day event featuring lectures, food and performances by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Loyola Faculty Jazz Band and the Young Tuxedo Brass Band.

Daily and Vigil Mass - Join members of the Loyola community to celebrate a daily mass in St. Ignatius Chapel on Friday, and a Saturday vigil mass in Holy Name of Jesus Church.

Study Abroad Fair - Meet Loyola faculty who host study abroad programs and learn about exciting cultural programs.
Fun, Facts and Fables - Learn about three centuries of life in the Big Easy as a professional guide leads you on a memorable bus tour through historic New Orleans.

PRISM Concert - View Loyola’s major music ensembles in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, presented by the College of Music and Fine Arts.

The event-filled weekend will conclude on Sunday at 10 a.m. with a farewell brunch featuring a jazz band. To view the entire schedule or to register for the weekend, visit Loyola’s Family Weekend website. Registration is required; students and children under 6 receive free admission. Registration for children ages 7-12 is $20, and all other family/friends ages 13 and up cost $75 per person for the entire weekend.

For more information on Family Weekend, contact Seth Hagler, assistant director of Residential Life, at (504) 865-2445 or reslife@loyno.edu.