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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.

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 schedule.

Want to see what's in store for your first semester? 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. 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.

Complete Your Health Requirements

Submit your immunization records and review your health insurance coverage.

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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is due January 10 and all other immunizations are due no later than January 15.

Submit Your ID Photo

Upload your headshot for your ID card.

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. We will use your photo to make your Loyola ID, which you will receive when you arrive on campus. Please submit your photo by December 10 for processing.

Photo Criteria

  • Photos should reflect your current appearance—no sunglasses, hats, or head coverings (unless worn for religious purposes)
  • Stand in front of a plain, light colored background and use a neutral face expression with both eyes open
  • Place camera directly in front you: full face and shoulder tops should be visible
  • Clear, color images that are oriented upright only with a high resolution JPEG format (most cell phone cameras can provide this)
  • Photos taken of your driver's license, current school ID, passport or that feature another person in them will not be accepted 
Family Weekend

Loyno Family Portal

Learn more about Loyola and join communities that are important to you and your student. Personalize information that caters to you and your student's interests, and interact with other families going through the college search process.

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. 

Parents/Guardians: If you'd like to receive our weekly newsletter as well, you can email admit@loyno.edu to get added to our subscriber list.

The Spring 2023 email schedule will be announced in September.