Launch into Loras 2020

We are excited to welcome students back to campus for the new academic year. Over the past two days, first-year students settled into their new role as college students through the Launch into Loras program.

On Sunday, families moved the newest Duhawks into their rooms in the residence halls and took part in a welcome mass. Yesterday was a day of activities to get aquainted, including scavenger hunts and the Campus Fest.

View images from the first two days in the photo gallery below and check back in a few days for more photos and a video of the 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 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, 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 third 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 10th 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).