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Wolf Pack Wednesday: HowlConnect and UPB (Fall 2023)

Subject line: Student Orgs + Events to Spark Your Interest

Sent: August 16, 2023

Get involved. Express yourself. Have fun.

With more than 100 active student organizations at Loyola, it won’t be hard to find something that fits your interests. We also encourage students to start their own organizations around their shared interests and passions—you can follow the steps outlined here. Keep scrolling to learn how you can find out about events and curricular activities happening on campus!

New Student Resource Guide 

Each year, Student Life and Ministry publishes a New Student Resource Guide packed with information to help you get settled at Loyola. You’ll find location and contact info for offices and departments on campus, instructions for using technology at Loyola, and a rundown of essential info for academics, student life, and safety on campus. Check it out on the Wolf Pack Welcome page

Welcome Back Week: August 21 – 25 

Welcome, Class of 2027! Interested in attending events that will allow you to meet new people? Make sure to join the fun for Welcome Back Week during the first week of school. This week will include programs hosted by departments and student organizations to help you kick off the school year. For a list of events, follow us on social media @loyno_slm and check out our HowlConnect portal!


We are excited to introduce you to our student engagement platform, HowlConnect. HowlConnect connects you to meaningful campus opportunities, such as student organizations and events, and helps you easily manage and track your campus involvement. You sign in to HowlConnect through your Single Sign On (SSO) portal and create an account to track your co-curriculars and check into events. If you are having trouble logging in, please reach out to the IT Help Desk at 504.865.2255 or at


Corq is the mobile app for HowlConnect. Corq helps students discover co-curricular opportunities on campus and at other local universities, view active student organizations, and access your Event Pass, so you can easily check into events. You can use the Perks filter to view events that have common search terms like “free food,” “free stuff,” and “credit.” Download Corq for free from your app store and stay updated with everything going on at Loyola! 

First Year Council

First Year Council (FYC) is an amazing opportunity for both incoming first year students and transfer students to be introduced to Loyola’s Student Government Association. Through FYC you will establish connections with incoming students like you, get a crash course in all things SGA, present to the SGA Senate, and plan your very own event! At the end of FYC, you will be placed into an SGA position to continue your SGA journey. Apply now for FYC! Applications must be submitted by August 30. For any questions, please reach out to SGA Chief of Staff Mia Vitello at

University Programming Board

The University Programming Board (UPB) is the official programming board under the Student Government Association. Students collectively plan campus-wide social events, both on ground and virtual, throughout the year that are educational, social, and entertaining. From movie nights to crawfish boils, UPB brings the Wolf Pack together for unforgettable celebrations that define life at Loyola. Follow UPB on Instagram @loyno_upb and SGA on Twitter and Instagram for more information and updates! 

First Year Retreat

Looking for a great group of other first year students? Join Student Life & Ministry for the First Year Retreat on Saturday, September 9! This day-long retreat is a chance to get off campus at Maggie's House in New Orleans. Meet other first-year students who are looking for meaningful connections, hear talks from upper class students, look more deeply into how our Jesuit values relate to your life, and have a whole lot of fun! Register to attend by Thursday, September 7. Open to all first-year students!

Connect to Your Faith Community 

At Loyola, we welcome students from all faith backgrounds! If you would like to connect with a community of students who share your faith, please fill out this form. You will be contacted by the leader of the faith community of your choosing (choose however many communities you want!). Thank you for offering the gift of your religious affiliation to the Loyola community! Please reach out to Associate Director of Ministry Ken Weber at with any questions about getting connected spiritually.


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