In Photos: 2021 Welcome Mass

The 2021 Academic Year is underway at Loras College!

Last week, Duhawks moved into their new homes, started their new classes and settled into their new routines. Among the many regular firsts of the past week was the traditional welcome mass that brought students, faculty and staff together in prayer and thanks before the studies began.

Check out the photo gallery below for images from the liturgy that kicked off the fall semester.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).