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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Loyola Traditions

Subject line: Find Your Favorite Loyola Tradition

Sent: June 10


The Department of Student Life and Ministry welcomes you to the Wolf Pack! When you join the Loyola community, you also become part of the New Orleans community — a city steeped in customs and vibrant culture. 

Now that you’re part of the Pack, you can join in the events and activities that bond us together as a community. Take a look at a few of our favorite traditions on campus.

Only at Loyola

  • Wolf Pack Wednesday: Every Wednesday, the Loyola community shows their school spirit by wearing maroon and gold. #LOYNO
  • Class Beads: Each class at Loyola has a different “class bead” necklace that is given to them during the first semester. Traditionally, students wear their class beads at graduation. 
  • Dressing Iggy: On special occasions, our statue, St. Ignatius of Loyola is dressed in different t-shirts and accessories based on what is happening on campus.

Good Reasons to Get Together

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit: For centuries, many Catholic schools have celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to ring in the start of a new school year. At Loyola, it’s also an opportunity to showcase the talents of our students and faculty.
  • Battle of Freret Street: The men’s and women’s basketball teams from Loyola and Tulane face off in this annual basketball game.
  • Mass and Pancakes: This late-night Pancake Breakfast celebrates the end of the academic year with something sweet! 

A Habit of Helping Others

  • Wolves on the Prowl: In the Jesuit tradition, Loyola strives to develop individuals who dedicate their lives to service for others. Each year, hundreds of alumni and students participate in Loyola's National Day of Community Service.
  • MLK Day of Service: Join 500+ students from Loyola, Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and University of New Orleans to answer Dr. King's question, "What are you doing for others?" You’ll spend the day completing service projects throughout the greater New Orleans community.
  • Loyno Dance Marathon: This nationwide movement involves college and high school students at more than 150 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community.

These are just a few examples of the ways you can get involved on campus. The Department of Student Life & Ministry is here to help you find your path at Loyola — whether that’s taking part in a long-standing Loyola tradition or helping you start your own. 

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