Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement

Annual Events

Loyola’s campus calendar is overflowing with events, special speakers, and opportunities you won’t want to miss… From the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation to poetry readings to visits from media personalities and comedians, musical concerts, and Q&As with thought leaders from around the globe, you can anticipate having a very full calendar beyond your class schedule.

And then there are Loyola’s beloved annual events and traditions, including Initium WeekLoyolapalooza, the BSA Fashion Show, Relay for Life, Chordbusters, and student theatre troupe productions, just to name a few. Every year, Late Night at Loyola hosts nearly 200 programs co-sponsored by more than 30 departments and student-run clubs.

Details, dates, and information for how to participate in, attend, or get tickets for each are announced throughout the year. Be sure to read Loyola Today and check out The Bridge.

A smiling female student leans down to write on a table at the Activities Fair
The Activities Fair is a great opportunity to figure out what you want to get involved in at Loyola
Male members of a choir singing in the chapel
Campus Ministry hosts Lessons and Carols every December
Members of Chordbusters performing on stage
Acapella groups Belles and Chimes (pictured) perform at their annual Chordbusters concert
Audience members watching a Chordbusters performance
Students listening to their peers perform at the annual Chordbusters concert
Members of Loyola's Dance Company dancing on stage
Catch a performance from Loyola's Dance Company
Dance Company members performing on stage
Loyola's Dance Company performs in a showcase each semester
A group standing in a row in front of McManus Theatre, wearing matching shirts and with their arms across each other's shoulders
SGA hosts a variety of events throughout the year, the most popular being Loyolapalooza
A presenter speaking at a podium during Loyola's annual Hanway lecture
Attend one of the many lectures hosted at Loyola each semester
A crowd cheering with their arms up at Loyolapalooza
Students cheering on the main act at Loyolapalooza
A singer performing on stage in front of an audience at Loyolapalooza
A student band performs to warm up the crowd before the main act at Loyolapalooza
Students enjoy riding on carnival swings at Loyolapalooza
Loyolapalooza is more than just music, there are rides too
Students perform Lysistrata on stage
Be sure to attend one of the theatre department's many plays
Faculty and other members of the Loyola community perform on stage with various instruments
Loyola offers a number of instrumental ensembles students can audition for
Students dancing during Relay for Life
Students participate in a dance during the Relay for Life event
Students walking during Relay for Life
Relay for Life is a Loyola tradition
Students performing a theater production on a 50s-style set
Loyola's theater department is home to multiple performance groups