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Welcome to Loyola

Start Your Wolf Pack Experience

HOWL! We're so happy you chose Loyola University New Orleans.

You probably have a lot of questions about how to plan for college. We’re here for you! This page will provide you with resources, important deadlines, and tips to help make your arrival a success.

Stay tuned—we will also share plenty of insider details about life at LOYNO in our new student email newsletter, called The Welcome Pack, starting in May. Scroll down to preview the schedule and topics we will cover. 


Havoc's Sneak Peek

Start your Loyola experience this summer! You’re invited to attend Havoc’s Sneak Peek, one of two optional preview days designed just for incoming students and their families. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • See showcases of academic programs and majors
  • Get a taste of New Orleans music, food, and traditions
  • Take advantage of early access to meet with current students, faculty, and staff
  • Visit with campus staff and get help transitioning to campus life

You can choose to attend on Tuesday, June 18 or Tuesday, June 25. Both days will have the same lineup of fun showcases and resources. Each event runs from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT.

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Access Your Loyola Accounts

Log into important online platforms.

Get started by setting up your Loyola email and access the Loyola network, known as the Single Sign On (SSO) portal. Check your email for step-by-step instructions to access your Loyola accounts, including instructions for free access to Microsoft Office 365. You’ll use your Microsoft login for access to SSO, LORA Self-Service where you will register for classes, and most other online accounts at Loyola. Find more tips on this page. Contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions by calling 504.865.2255 or emailing support@loyno.edu using your Loyno email address. 

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

Complete Your Affordability Questionnaire

Make a financial plan for your time at Loyola.

An important first step in your college experience is making a plan for how you'll pay for your studies. 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.

Fill Out 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 your survey, it usually takes your advisor about two weeks to reach out to you with your draft schedule for further discussion. 

*College of Business students do not need to complete the survey; your advisor will reach out to you to help you create your schedule.

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 July 1 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

Complete Your Health Requirements

Submit your immunization records and check your health insurance.

Submit your immunization documentation or exemption no later than August 11. You can print the Immunization Compliance Form and have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider. Follow the instructions on the form to upload your documentation on the Public Health Portal. For more information, visit the immunization website page. Reach out to Loyola’s Public Health team about individual questions at immunization@loyno.edu.

All full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in Loyola’s student health insurance plan. You are required to use Loyola’s plan unless you can provide proof of comparable, existing coverage for the academic year. We will send more details about your health plan over the summer, including instruction for how to waive coverage if you are eligible.

Add an Emergency Contact and Complete Your Registration Agreement

Complete this step no later than August 18.

You are required to add your Emergency Contact information and complete the Registration Agreement in LORA Self-Service no later than August 18. Students who fail to submit an emergency contact/registration agreement before the start of the semester may risk being dropped from their courses. Follow these steps:

  1. Log into LORA Self-Service and find the “User Options” dropdown in the menu. 
  2. Select “Emergency Contacts” from the dropdown and you’ll have the option to “Add a New Contact” or “Edit” your existing emergency contacts.
  3. To add a new emergency contact, add the person’s name, relationship, phone number(s), and address. Check the “Emergency Contact” and “Missing Person Contact” checkboxes at the bottom as appropriate.
  4. Go back to the “User Options” dropdown and select the option that says, “Required Agreements” and click on the agreement form to complete it. 

The Welcome Pack 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 Welcome Pack email newsletter featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first year at Loyola University New Orleans. We will send this newsletter to all admitted first-year students via email starting in May 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 Welcome Pack Email Schedule 

Here are the topics we will cover each week in your inbox. You can view an archive of the emails here once we send them out. 

Welcome to Wolf Pack Wednesdays 

May 8, 2024

Get a preview of the weekly email schedule and complete some of your first action items as a new member of the Wolf Pack. 

Residential Life 

May 15, 2024

Get a rundown of residential life at Loyola, including what to pack, how to find a roommate, and what to expect on move-in day. 

Jesuit Values 

May 22, 2024

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

University Traditions

May 29, 2024

Crawfish boils, retreats, and special beads just for your class—you’re not going to want to miss these Loyola traditions. 

Online Orientation 

June 5, 2024

Get all the details about online orientation, which you must complete before the start of classes.

Diversity and Social Justice

June 12, 2024

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

Languages and Cultures 

June 19, 2024

Broaden your worldview by mastering a new language and studying abroad.

Loyola Dining Services

June 26, 2024

Find out about flexible dining options available on campus, including the fan favorite, Catfish Fridays.

Student Financial Services 

July 3, 2024

We’ll share how to view and pay your first tuition e-bill.

Student Health & Counseling Services 

July 10, 2024

Learn about health and wellness services available to help keep you feeling your best.

Student Success Center  

July 17, 2024

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

Parking Services and University Bookstore

July 24, 2024

We’ll share details for how to get a parking pass through parking services, as well as how to order your textbooks and other resources through the Loyola bookstore

Wolf Pack Welcome 

July 31, 2024

Prepare for Wolf Pack Welcome, an immersive experience to bond with your fellow incoming classmates.


Student Code of Conduct

August 7, 2024

Engage in conversations about ethical-decision making and and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a student at Loyola. 

Get Ready for LOYNO: Welcome Week, HowlConnect, and Special Events

August 14, 2024

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

First Week of Classes

August 21, 2024

HOWL! Get ready for the first week of classes with helpful reminders and resources.

Student Government Association and First-Year Council

August 28, 2024

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

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs

September 4, 2024

We’ll share an overview of Student Life and Ministry and more ways for you to get involved on campus.

Spirituality on Campus

September 11, 2024

Explore opportunities to connect to your spirituality and get involved with social justice issues through organizations and activities.

Explore New Orleans 

September 18, 2024

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

Club Sports, Recreation, and Athletics 

September 25, 2024

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

Career Development Center

October 2, 2024

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

October 9, 2024

We’ll celebrate your success—you’ve been part of the Wolf Pack for 50 days! 

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.

Students in Loyno gear

Make It Official

You're part of the Wolf Pack—it's time to howl all about it! You can shop for your official LOYNO apparel and gear from the Loyola University Bookstore online. Show off your maroon and gold spirit to your family and friends. 

Get in the Know at LOYNO