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Be More‌Be 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

Involvement Opportunities‌

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

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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 Early‌

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 More‌ 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

 Ask Kim !


2011 Be More Orientation Slideshow  

2011 Be More. Be Loras Orientation Slideshow