From Lakeside to online: incoming students participate in a virtual orientation

Loyola Phoenix logoKahoot! helps make Loyola University’s virtual orientation fun and engaging

This summer, Loyola’s incoming students won’t be able to tour Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus or try out on-campus dining halls during their orientation experience, due to it being entirely online. Instead, they will participate in activities such as Zoom sessions with fellow incoming Ramblers and a virtual tour of campus.

Leslie Doan, an incoming first-year from Chicago, said the Facebook group helped her connect with other students and make a few friends.

“I actually felt really welcomed,” Doan, 17, said.

Doan, who said her orientation week ran from June 15-18, said she’s attended two online webinars. Although sometimes her questions weren’t answered, she said one of her favorite experiences was the use of Kahoot! — an online learning platform which uses interactive multiple-choice quizzes as learning games — during the Rambler Resources for Academic Success webinar June 16.

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