Loyola encourages campus community to have fun, but be safe, during Mardi Gras celebrations
Loyola press release - February 11, 2010
Laissez les bons temps rouler, but be careful! Loyola University New Orleans encourages its students and employees to enjoy a safe and festive Mardi Gras celebration. Classes will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15 and 16, in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday and will resume on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The following are some helpful tips offered by the New Orleans Police Department:
- Do not leave personal property in unattended vehicles. If no alternative is available, personal property should be locked in the trunk of the vehicle prior to parking.
- Parents or guardians are advised to place a note in children’s pockets with their name, address and phone number in case of separation during the parades. That information will allow officers to reunite the parents or guardians and lost children.
- Citizens should use public forms of transportation (taxis, buses, shuttles) or carpool to and from parades, as parking near parade routes will be extremely limited. Drivers are reminded that illegally parked vehicles are subject to being ticketed and towed. Drivers should also be mindful of the large amounts of pedestrian traffic near parade routes.
Here is a list of links to help the Loyola community better experience the Mardi Gras holiday and parades: