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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!

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Schedule a Meeting

Need to meet with a specific department on campus? The majority of our offices will be meeting with students virtually. Please see our list of department contacts in the dropdown section below to find out how to book an appointment!

Bursar’s Office 

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), or in-person (by appointment)

How to book appointment: Send email to bursar@loyno.edu or call 504-865-2388 

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), or email 

How to book appointment: Email from your @my.loyno.edu address and include full name and CWID# in the subject line for a quick response! 

College of Music and Media (CMM)

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual, email, or text 

How to book appointment: Contact the person below for your specific program. For emails, please use your @my.loyno.edu address and include full name and CWID# in the subject line.

Director of Student Services, Laura Jayne: 

Director of the School of Music, Meg Frazier:

Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, Patrick Gendusa: 

Director of the School of Music Industry, Jeffrey Albert: 

Chair of Popular and Commercial Music and Urban and Electronic Music, Kate Duncan:  

Interim Director of the School of Communication and Design, Lisa Collins:

Chair of Public Relations, Advertising and Visual Communication, Alvaro Bootello: 

Chair of the Department of Journalism, Michael Giusti: 

Chair of the Department of Film, Robert Racine: 

Department of Design, Daniela Marx: 

Studio Arts, Karoline Schleh: 

College of Business (COB)

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), or email
How to book appointment: Email from your @my.loyno.edu address and include full name and CWID# in the subject line for a quick response! You may also call our office at 504-864-7944.

Financial Aid

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone or virtual appointment by request (via Zoom)

How to book appointment:  

Information Technology

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), email, or in-person

How to book appointment: Email the Help Desk at helpdesk@loyno.edu or call 504-865-2255. For technical help, email support@loyno.edu.

Parking

Hours of operation: Special hours 8/21 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 8/22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Normal business hours will be Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the semester.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), email, or in-person by appointment

How to book appointment: By phone at 504.865.3434 or email at parking@loyno.edu 

Residential Life

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), email, or in-person (limited availability)

How to book appointment: Email reslife@loyno.edu, call 504-865-2445, or text 504-384-7711

Student Financial Services

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, email, virtual (via Zoom)

How to book appointment: 

Student Health Services

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Type of appointment: Telehealth and/or in-person by appointment

How to book appointment: Call 504-865-3326

Student Life and Ministry

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

Type of appointment: Phone and virtual (via Zoom), Havoc’s HelpDesk (next to the Student Life and Ministry Suite) is available for in person general questions.

How to book appointment:  Call, text or email to book an appointment

Student Records (Registrar) 

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone, virtual (via Zoom), or in-person (limited availability)

How to book appointment:

  • Email: sturec@loyno.edu 
  • Call: 504-865-3237
  • Students with specific questions regarding veterans benefits should contact Kathy Gros at kgros@loyno.edu               

Student Success Center

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

See below for specific offerings from different offices within the Student Success Center.

Career Development Center

Office of Accessible Education (OAE)

  • Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. for virtual and phone appointments, in-person appointments are limited and will be held M–W, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Learn Lab in the Danna Student Center and Th–F, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Monroe Library.
  • Type of appointment: In-person (limited hours), virtual, and phone 
  • How to book appointment:

Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching 

  • Type of appointment: Phone and virtual (via Zoom) only 
  • How to book an appointment: Visit success.loyno.edu/advising-coaching and pick any advisor-coach to schedule an appointment.  For immediate assistance, text 504-608-4278 with name, CWID, and a brief description of the issue. Students can expect a response from an advisor-coach within a few minutes. 

Office of Writing and Learning Services (Tutoring services)

University Counseling Center

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Type of appointment: Phone and virtual (via Google Meet)

How to book appointment: Call 504-865-3835

 

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.

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

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 SFSCenter@loyno.edu.

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.

Health Care Survey

Share your plan for accessing health care during the school year.

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 and will continue through the start of your first semester as you get settled into college life. 

Spring 2021 Email Schedule and Archive

We're so excited to welcome you to Loyola for the Spring 2021 semester! Get a preview of the Wolf Pack Wednesday email content and review archived emails in case you can't find them in your inbox. Archived Wolf Pack Wednesday emails are added weekly after they are sent out to all incoming students via email. 

Wolf Pack Wednesday Welcome: October 21

Your first introduction to the newsletter and a preview of what to expect each week.

Residential Life: October 28

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

Student Financial Services: November 4

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

Online Orientation: November 11

Get all the details about Virtual Orientation that you can complete on your own time before the start of classes.

Loyola Dining Services: November 18

Find out how you can spend your Wolfbucks on dining options available on campus and via delivery! 

Jesuit Values: November 25

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

Foreign Languages and Study Abroad: December 2

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.

Parking Services: December 9

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: December 9 

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

Commuter Resources: December 16

Explore the Commuter Student Website for everything you need to know regarding commuter life at Loyola.

University Traditions: December 23

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.

Diversity and Social Justice: December 30

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

Student Government/University Programming Board and HowlConnect: January 6

There are endless ways to find your fit at Loyola. Meet your Student Government Association and find out who’s taking the lead to make sure your voice is heard and join events through University Programming Board. Browse all the opportunities to get involved through HowlConnect.

Student Life & Ministry: January 13

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

Student Health and Counseling Services: January 20

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

Student Success Center: January 27

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

Fall 2020 Email Schedule and Archive

Review archived Wolf Pack Wednesday email newsletters from the Fall 2020 semester below. 

Wolf Pack Wednesday Welcome: May 13

Your first introduction to the newsletter and a preview of what to expect each week.

View the archived email >>>

Jesuit Values: May 20 

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

View the archived email >>>

Residential Life: May 22

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

View the archived email >>>

Major Chats and Meet the Dean: May 27

You're invited to join special virtual opportunities to explore your major and meet the dean of your college. 

View the archived email >>>

Orientation and Wolf Pack Welcome: June 3

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

View the archived email >>>

University Traditions: June 10

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.

View the archived email >>>

Diversity and Social Justice: June 17

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

View the archived email >>>

Foreign Languages and Study Abroad: June 24

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.

View the archived email >>>

Student Financial Services: July 1

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

View the archived email >>>

Student Success Center: July 8

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

View the archived email >>>

Student Health and Counseling Services: July 15

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

View the archived email >>>

Loyola Dining Services: July 22

Find out how you can spend your Wolfbucks on dining options available on campus and via delivery! 

View the archived email >>>

Wolf Pack Welcome: July 29

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

View the archived email >>>

Parking Services: August 5 

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.

View the archived email >>>

University Bookstore: August 5 

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

View the archived email >>>

Greek Life: August 12

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

View the archived email >>>

Commuter Resources: August 12

Explore the Commuter Student Website for everything you need to know regarding commuter life at Loyola.

View the archived email >>>

HowlConnect and University Programming Board: August 19

There are endless ways to find your fit at Loyola. Browse all the opportunities to get involved through HowlConnect and join events through University Programming Board.

View the archived email >>>

First Week Success: August 26

Find 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. 

View the archived email >>>

 

Student Government Association: September 2

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

View the archived email >>>

Student Life & Ministry: September 9

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

View the archived email >>>

Club Sports, Recreation, and Athletics: September 16

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

View the archived email >>>

Spiritual Life on Campus: September 23

You'll have many different ways to celebrate spirituality and diverse religious perspectives on campus. 

View the archived email >>>

Exploring NOLA: September 30

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

View the archived email >>>

Career Development Center 

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

First 50 Days

You made it! Congratulations on completing your first 50 days at Loyola.

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Meet the Dean ​​​​​​​

Thank you for joining our live virtual Meet the Dean town hall events! We shared an overview of each college, discussed academic life at Loyola, and answered questions from students and parents. We will share the recordings here as soon as they are available. 

Questions about the events or your major? Contact a representative from your college:

College of Music and Media

Laura Jayne: 504.865.3431 | ljayne@loyno.edu

College of Arts and Sciences

Sara Clark: 504.865.2998 | srclark@loyno.edu

College of Business

Melissa Ridley: 504.864.7955 | amcoto@loyno.edu

 

College of Music and Media

Hosted by Kern Maass, Carmen Balthazar, and Laura Jayne

Recorded on June 10, 6:30 p.m. CDT

College of Arts and Sciences

Hosted by Uriel Quesada and Armin Kargol 

Recorded on Monday, June 15 at 2 p.m. CDT

College of Business

Hosted by Michael Capella and Kathy Barnett

Recorded on Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. CDT

Meet My Major

Thank you to all the incoming students who joined our live Zoom conversations about different majors at Loyola. If you weren't able to attend live, please choose your college below to find the recorded video of the major you're interested in. In some cases where we were unable to record the meeting, you'll find contact information to reach out directly to faculty with your questions. 

General Business 

International Business

Accounting

Business Analytics

Economics

Finance

Marketing

Management

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

Neuroscience

Concentrations: Biology; Business; Physics; Psychology

History

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

English 

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

Environment 

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

  • No video recording available
  • Contact faculty with questions about the program

Criminology and Justice

Teacher Education 

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

  • No video recording available
  • Contact Glenda Hembree with questions about the program

Sociology

Political Science

Philosophy

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

  • No video recording available
  • Contact faculty to learn more about the program

Physics

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.

Journalism

  • Recording not available
  • Contact Mike Giusti with questions about the program

Popular and Commercial Music 

  • Recording not available
  • Contact Kate Duncan with questions about the program

Urban and Electronic Music Production

  • Recording not available
  • Contact Kate Duncan with questions about the program

Strategic Communication

Including Advertising, Public Relations, and Visual Communication

Music Industry Studies

  • Recording not available
  • Contact Jeff Albert with questions about the program

Music

Including Music Performance, Music Industry Performance Track, Music Therapy

  • Recording not available
  • Contact Meg Frazier with questions about the program

Design and Art

  • Recording not available
  • Contact John Seefeldt with questions about the program

Film

  • Recording not available
  • Contact Robert Racine with questions about the program

Theatre

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