Be Moreâ€ŚBe Loras... Making the most of the Loras Experience
Why just getting a degree isn’t enough… In 2010, approximately 1,634,000 students will graduate from a college. (National Center for Educational Statistics)
Research on Involvement Shows: •More likely to persist •Higher GPA •More satisfied with college experience •Better knowledge of campus resources
Ways to Get Connected
Preparing Students for Life After College Our Mission: Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social, and religious roles.
Life Beyond the Classroom Loras offers more than 55 academic and social clubs: Campus Fest Spiritual Development (Campus Ministry) Mock Trial Dance Marathon Athletics / Intramurals College Activities Board (CAB) DuTalk Residence Life The Loras Players The Lorian Student Government Vocal and Instrumental Music LCTV Peace & Justice Loras Intercultural Student Association (LISA) Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) Lead 4 Loras
Personal and Professional Development
Explore Interests Develop Leadership Skills Make Connections Time Management Organization Teamwork Engage in Meaningful Dialogue Personal Discovery
Preparing for a Changing World Today’s college graduate will be expected to:
Be well-educated about the world around them Continually adapt to changing demographics Sell to and buy from the world Work for international companies Manage or work with employees from other cultures and countries Collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures Compete with people on the other side of the world for jobs and markets Tackle global problems, such as AIDS, avian flu, pollution, and disaster recovery (Center for International Understanding, 2005)
Get Connected Earlyâ€Ś
Launch into Loras
Benefits of Launch into Loras
Aids in the successful transition from high school to college Build lasting relationships with classmates, faculty, staff and upper class students. Get comfortable and get to know the campus before classes start.
Move in Day, August 25
Move in (8 am – 1 pm) Mass in Christ the King Chapel (2:30 pm) Convocation (4 pm – 5 pm) Welcome Picnic (5 pm – 6:30 pm) Families say their goodbyes Launch into Loras begins (6:30 pm)
Common Reading Students will receive a few articles on Liberal Arts during their Modes of Inquiry Session.
Students will also receive a writing assignment during their Modes of Inquiry Session
“I was able to question and consume my beliefs along with other people’s beliefs.”
Be Moreâ€Ś Family Programs
How can Families get connected?
Family Programs & Services Parent Newsletter
E-mailed out quarterly
Parent Council Family Weekend
November 4-6, 2011
Parent Website Siblings Weekend February 17-19, 2012
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