In Photos: Launch Into Loras 2021

First-year students have arrived on campus for the new academic year, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Families moved the newest Duhawks into the residence halls with a big assist from a group of returning students who were on hand to help them find their way and get situated in their new home. That was followed by a welcome mass, a cookout, and the first classes of their academic career on campus.

You can view images from the full day of excitement in the photo gallery below and check back next week for videos to get a feel of the full Launch into Loras experience.

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).