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Welcome to Loyola

Find Your Next Steps

We're so happy you chose Loyola University New Orleans for your college experience. As you prepare your first semester, this page will provide you with resources, important deadlines, and tips to make your arrival a success.

Scroll down to learn about the weekly Wolf Pack Wednesday email series and explore a list of important next steps. Let's do this, Wolf Pack! 

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 

Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your accounts (we also emailed you with instructions), and contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions.

Complete Your Advising Survey

Work with your advisor to get your fall schedule.

Want to see what's in store for you this fall? Visit your Admissions Status Portal and complete the "Academic Advising and Involvement Interest Survey."

We'll use the information you provide to create a draft schedule of classes for your first semester. Once you complete the survey, a faculty member in the department you've declared as your major will work one-on-one with you to fine-tune your schedule. 

You can always schedule a meeting with one of our academic advisors if you have other questions to help you prepare for success at Loyola. 

Complete Your Affordability Questionnaire

Student Financial Services is here to help.

We are here to help in every facet of your college experience — including how you pay for it. Our team at Student Financial Services will work one-on-one with your family to determine the best payment options for you. 

You can start this process by completing the Affordability Questionnaire in your Admissions Status Portal

Contact Student Financial Services for assistance by phone at 504.865.3337 or by email at

Submit Your Immunization Records

Make sure you meet Louisiana requirements.

Louisiana law requires all incoming students to submit vaccination 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 your Admissions Status Portal

Please contact Student Health Services at 504.865.3326 with any questions.

Failure to submit the completed form before the first week of school in August will result in the cancellation of your classes.

Wolf Pack Wednesday Email Newsletter

Preparing for your first year of college takes careful planning and organization. We want to make it as seamless and engaging as possible for you. Keep an eye out for the Wolf Pack Wednesday email newsletter featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first year at Loyola University New Orleans. It's sent to all admitted first-year students via email every Wednesday starting in May and will continue through your first semester as you get settled into college life.

Summer 2020 Email Schedule

We have also collected the information here for you to easily access in one place. Here’s a preview of the information we’ll be sending you over the coming months in your email, including some resources in the links if you just can’t wait to learn more! 

Wolf Pack Wednesday Welcome: Your first introduction to the newsletter and a preview of what to expect each week. 

Jesuit Values: At Loyola, we care for the whole you — your heart, mind, body, and spirit. Our Jesuit values inspire us to be our best selves.

Residential Life: Get the lowdown on how to apply for housing, what to pack, and how to prepare for move-in day.

Major Chats and Meet the Dean: You're invited to join special virtual opportunities to explore your major and meet the dean of your college. Scroll down on this page to learn more. 

Orientation and Wolf Pack Welcome: Get all the details about Virtual Orientation and Wolf Pack Welcome in August.

Student Financial Services: We’ll share how to view and pay your e-bill. Get a jumpstart by exploring our easy payment options.

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

University Traditions: Late-night pancakes, a dance marathon with students around the country, MLK day of service — you’re not going to want to miss these Loyola favorites.

Foreign Languages and Study Abroad: Broaden your worldview by mastering a new language and studying abroad. You’ll just need to take a placement test to find the right course.

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

Student Health and Counseling Services: Health and wellness has never felt more vital to our community. We’re here to keep you feeling your best. 

Loyola Dining Services: Find out how you can spend your Wolfbucks on more than 25 different dining options available 24/7! 

Wolf Pack Welcome: Prepare for an immersive three-day experience to bond with your fellow incoming classmates.

Parking Services: 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.

University Bookstore: The bookstore will be your go-to source to prep for your first semester. Plus, you can shop Wolf Pack apparel any time!   

University Programming Board: The UPB is a student-run organization that plans annual events showcasing New Orleans culture and life.

HowlConnect: There are endless ways to find your fit at Loyola. Browse all the opportunities to get involved through HowlConnect.

Greek Life: Form lifelong friendships and become an active member of your community. Explore the benefits of joining a sorority or fraternity.

Student Life & Ministry: We’ll share an overview of SLM and tell you how you can become involved in one of our 100+ student organizations!

Student Government Association: Meet your Student Government Association and find out who’s taking the lead to make sure your voice is heard. 

Club Sports, Recreation, and Athletics: Support your Wolf Pack athletes and learn how you can get in the game through club sports and the campus recreation center.   

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

Summer 2020 Email Archive 

In case you missed one of our weekly email newsletters, you can always find a copy in our email archive here. Archived Wolf Pack Wednesday emails are added weekly after they are sent out to all incoming students via email. 

Learn About Virtual Orientation

Prepare for Your Arrival in the Fall

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Meet the Dean ​​​​​​​

We invite you and your family to join us for a live virtual Meet the Dean town hall. We will offer an overview of the college, talk about academic life at Loyola, and answer any questions you might have. 

Issues or trouble joining the Zoom call? Contact our event organizers:

College of Music and Media

Laura Jayne: 504.865.3431 |

College of Arts and Sciences

Sara Clark: 504.865.2998 |

College of Business

Melissa Ridley: 504.864.7955 |


College of Music and Media

Hosted by Kern Maass, Carmen Balthazar, and Laura Jayne

Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. CDT

College of Arts and Sciences

Hosted by Uriel Quesada and Armin Kargol 

Monday, June 15 at 2 p.m. CDT

College of Business

Hosted by Michael Capella and Kathy Barnett

Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. CDT

Meet My Major

Join your peers and faculty members on Zoom to learn about your intended major. These live conversations will give you an overview of your program, discuss engagement opportunities through student organizations and internships, and offer you a chance to ask specific questions. Choose your college below to find the scheduled Zoom call for the major(s) that you're interested in learning more about. Attending these meetings is optional, and we’ll provide recordings if you can’t join live. 

General Business 

International Business


Business Analytics





Biological Sciences 

Concentrations: Biology; Cell & Molecular Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Marine Biology; Pre-health Biology; and Teacher Education

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Concentrations: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Forensic Chemistry; and Teacher Education

Psychological Sciences

Concentrations: Psychology; and Pre-health Psychology


Concentrations: Biology; Business; Physics; Psychology


Concentrations: History; History Pre-law; Teacher Education; International Studies


Concentrations: Literature; Literature with Teacher Education; Writing; Writing with Teacher Education; and English, Film, & Digital Media, as well as the Certificate in Editing and Publishing


Concentrations: Environmental Science & Biology; Teacher Education; Environment Humanities; and Environment Social Sciences

Criminology and Justice

Teacher Education 

Concentrations: Biology; Chemistry; Classical Latin; English Literature; English Writing; Environment; French Language; History; Mathematics; Spanish Language; and Physics


Political Science


Concentrations: Philosophy; Pre-law Philosophy

Languages and Cultures

Concentrations: Classical Studies; Classical Greek with Teacher Education; French; French with Teacher Education; Latin American Studies; Spanish; and Spanish Teacher Education


Concentrations: Biophysics; Physics; Pre-Engineering; Physics Liberal Arts; and Physics Liberal Arts with Teacher Education

Mathematics & Computer Sciences

Concentrations: Computational Math; Math; Math Liberal Arts; Math Liberal Arts with Teacher Education; Computer Information Systems with concentrations in either Management or Entrepreneurship; Computer Science; Computer Science with Game Programming; and Cybersecurity

Exploratory Studies

Uncertain about your Major? Discover your strengths & interests by taking courses in the Loyola Core and potential Majors before declaring a course of study.

University Honors Program

Pre-Health Majors 

For students in pre-health Majors, as well as those in non-pre-health Majors where the student plans to complete pre-health prerequisites.


Popular and Commercial Music 

Urban and Electronic Music Production

Strategic Communication

Advertising, Public Relations, and Visual Communication

Music Industry Studies


Music Performance, Music Industry Performance Track, Music Therapy

Design and Art



What to Expect at Loyola

Get Answer to Your Questions

Planning for Orientation

Find Out What We're Planning

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