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Loyola University New Orleans

Welcome, Graduate Students!

We know you're no novice when it comes to college life, but getting into graduate school is a big step. We're here to support you as you prepare for your first semester as a grad student at Loyola University New Orleans. From getting settled in New Orleans to accessing services like the fitness center and career counseling, your Loyola experience goes beyond the classroom. In keeping with our Jesuit values, we care for the whole you—your body, mind, and spirit. Explore this page to find resources, important deadlines, and other tips for a successful start to your graduate experience. 

Jump down to learn about our LOYNO Master Plan email newsletter and view our archive of sent emails. We send new incoming graduate students a new newsletter every Wednesday with important information. 

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

Secure your spot in your program.

All graduate students must submit an intent to enroll to secure their spot in their program. Please visit your application portal for more information. 

Access Your Loyola Accounts

Log into important online platforms.

It’s time to set up your digital accounts so you can access vital information to prepare for your arrival. These are the most important platforms you’ll use on a regular basis as a student at Loyola.

  • Log into the Loyola Network through our Single Sign On (SSO) portal
  • Access your LORA account
  • Sign into your LOYNO Gmail account 

We emailed you with step-by-step instructions, and you can contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions.

Once you're logged into your Gmail account, you can change your name by following these instructions.

Submit Your Immunization Records

Make sure you meet Louisiana requirements.

Loyola and the state of Louisiana require all students to submit immunization documentation. Print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form and have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider. You must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster shot) or submit an exemption request. All documentation should be submitted on the Loyola Public Health Portal. Email immunization@loyno.edu for questions and learn more on the immunization website page

Schedule Your Classes

Contact your program advisor.

To schedule your classes for the upcoming semester, you need to be in contact with your program advisor.  Review our program contacts page to guide you on how to start this process.  

LOYNO Master Plan

LOYNO Master Plan is a weekly newsletter arriving in your inbox every Wednesday featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first semester as a graduate student at Loyola. 

Fall 2022 Email Schedule + Message Archive

Welcome to the Wolf Pack

MAY 25, 2022

The introductory email with important dates and a preview of what to expect in the weekly email newsletter series. 

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Guided By Our Jesuit Values

June 1, 2022

At Loyola, we care for the whole you—your body, mind, and spirit. Find out how our Jesuit values inspire us to be our best selves.

View Archived Email

Embrace. Advocate. Be Yourself.

JUNE 8, 2022

We don’t just talk about diversity at Loyola; find out how we live it every day. 

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Guide to Housing and Living Uptown

JUNE 15, 2022

We will share resources for how to find off-campus housing and get settled into life in New Orleans.

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Food to Fuel Your Thoughts

JUNE 22, 2022

Find out about flexible dining options available on campus—including the student favorite, Catfish Fridays.

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Your Loyola E-Bill and Payment Options

JUNE 29, 2022

We’ll share how to view and pay your first tuition e-bill. 

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Success on Your Terms

July 6, 2022

We all learn in different ways. Our Student Success Center will help you find the tools and resources that work best for you.

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Taking Care of the Whole You

July 13, 2022

Health and wellness has never felt more vital to our community. We’re here to care for the whole you—body, mind, and spirit.

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Do Whatcha Wanna

July 20, 2022

We'll share resources for getting involved on campus, including organizations just for grad students.

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Important LOYNO Action Items

July 27, 2022

We'll get you caught up on all the most important to-do's you should complete before you start classes in the fall.

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Welcome to the Loyola Bookstore

August 3, 2022

The bookstore will be your go-to source to prepare for your first semester. Plus, you can shop Loyola apparel any time!   

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Get Lost in the Library

August 10, 2022

From equipment reservations to help with research projects, the library will be your second home and a great resource for your studies. 

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The Rundown on Parking

August 17, 2022

Your car deserves a safe and secure home, too! We’ll share details for how to get a parking pass and run through the available parking services.

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Make Week One a Success

August 25, 2022

We’ll share tips to make the most of your first week of the semester and get answers to our most common questions at the start of a new school year. 

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Nice to NOLA

August 31, 2022

Your new home is world-renowned for its vibrant culture, traditions, and delicious food. Find out what life is like in the Big Easy.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

September 7, 2022

Support your Wolf Pack athletes and learn how you can get in the game through club sports and the campus recreation center.

Dive into Career Development

September 14, 2022

Learn how the Career Development Center can help you discover and articulate your strengths and interests in connection to your professional goals.

Graduate Student Services

Explore services and resources for you.