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LOYNO Master Plan: New Graduate Student Checklist

Subject line: Important LOYNO Action Items

Sent: July 27, 2022


We know you’ve been receiving a lot of information in your inbox lately. That’s why we put together this digest for you to review all the most important action items before the start of your first semester at Loyola. We look forward to your arrival in the fall, and we’re here to support you along every step of your journey. 

Your To Do List 

✔ Set Up Your Loyno Accounts

Set up your Loyola email and access the Loyola network, known as the Single Sign On (SSO) portal. Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your accounts (including instructions for free access to Microsoft Office 365). Contact the IT Help Desk at using your Loyola email address if you need help accessing your accounts.

✔ Submit Your Immunization Records by August 11

In keeping with Louisiana law, Loyola requires all incoming students to submit immunization documentation. You can print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form, have it completed by your treatment provider, then follow the instructions on the form to upload it. Loyola requires COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster shot, as part of the immunization documentation requirements. Students will not be allowed to move into their residence halls if they are not in compliance with Loyola’s immunization requirements.

✔ Pay Your Tuition E-Bill by August 15

All payments, financial aid, monthly payment plans, and parent loans must be in place in your LORA Self-Service account. Follow these step-by-step instructions: 

✔ Find Housing in New Orleans

Need help finding a place to live while you’re a grad student? Check out our off-campus housing page for resources and tips to prepare for life in NOLA. The NOLA Ready website provides information and resources to help you prepare for life in New Orleans (including hurricane season), and our guide to New Orleans neighborhoods can help you find a good location while you’re apartment hunting. 

✔ Review Your Health Insurance 

All full-time graduate students are automatically enrolled in Loyola’s student health insurance plan. You are required to use Loyola’s health insurance plan unless you can provide proof of comparable, existing coverage for the academic year. For instructions to waive coverage, plan details, and resources, please review our Student Insurance page.

✔ Plan for COVID-19 Safety 

We recommend that all students keep a basic first aid kit with a thermometer, medications, and COVID-19 at-home tests. You can order free at-home tests from We also recommend students have at least a one-week supply of face masks. N95 or KN95 for the best protection. Although masking is optional on campus at this time, we recommend that Loyola students, faculty, and staff follow the CDC’s prevention strategies according to the current community level in Orleans Parish. Visit our FAQ website for more best practices. 

Resources Just for You

📚 Support for Success on Your Terms

The Pan-American Life Student Success Center is one of the busiest offices on campus. Within the Success Center, you’ll find different departments to help you access the resources you need, including:

  • Career Development
  • Writing Support and Guides
  • Accessible Education

🍎 Health and Wellness for the Whole You

The University Counseling Center and Student Health Services serve the mental and physical health needs for all of Loyola's students on and off campus. Consider Student Health your on-campus urgent care clinic. 

💻 A Virtual Hub for New Students

The Incoming Graduate Students page is your go-to source for information and resources. You’ll find timely content, including an archive of all newsletters and important announcements and reminders. 

📱Personalized Support – Just a Call or Email Away

At Loyola, we take pride in providing one-on-one support for every member of the Wolf Pack. If you have questions about any of these action items, or just want to chat with a member of our team about your college experience, don’t hesitate to reach out! Reply to this email or contact your admissions counselor directly for support. 


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