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LOYNO Master Plan: Welcome to Loyola

Subject line: Get Ready for Grad School at Loyola

Sent: November 2, 2022

Welcome to the LOYNO Master Plan, 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. We know you probably have a lot of questions about how to plan for your college experience. We’re here for you! 

The LOYNO Master Plan Schedule

Here’s a preview of some of the topics we’ll cover in this newsletter over the next few months as we countdown to the start of your first semester at Loyola.

  • Off-campus housing and life in New Orleans
  • Our Jesuit identity and diversity
  • Student Financial Service 
  • Academic success and career development
  • Student health and counseling 

In addition to this weekly email, you can explore our Incoming Graduate Student page for more action items and resources. You can also reply to this email to speak with your admissions counselor or give us a call at 504-865-3240 with any specific questions along the way. 

Your First To-Do’s 

If you haven’t already, be sure to log into your Admissions Status Portal to complete some important action items. Don’t worry—you will get plenty of advance notice for anything you need to complete before your classes start. Here are a few of the most important items you can knock off your to-do list now. 

Get Connected  

✔ Be sure you 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) and contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions. 

👋 In addition to connecting your email, be sure to follow the official Loyola Instagram account @loyola_nola for the latest news and announcements.

Send Your Immunization Records 

✔ Loyola and the state of Louisiana require all students to submit immunization documentation. You can print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form and have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider, then upload your immunization record to Loyola’s Public Health Portal. Please review the Immunization website page for more information and contact Student Health Services at with questions.

Submit Your ID Photo 

Log into your Admissions Status Portal and upload your headshot in the "Upload Materials" section. Be sure to select "ID Photo" from the dropdown menu. Make sure your photo clearly shows your face and has a vertical orientation. We will use your photo to make your Loyola ID, which you can pick up from LUPD when you arrive in January. Please submit your photo by December 10 for processing.

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