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Loyola University New Orleans

Welcome, Graduate Students!

We know you're no novice when it comes to college life, but getting into graduate school is a big step. We're here to support you as you prepare for your first semester as a grad student at Loyola University New Orleans. From getting settled in New Orleans to accessing services like the fitness center and career counseling, your Loyola experience goes beyond the classroom. In keeping with our Jesuit values, we care for the whole you—your body, mind, and spirit. Explore this page to find resources, important deadlines, and other tips for a successful start to your graduate experience. 

Jump down to learn about our LOYNO Master Plan email newsletter and view our archive of sent emails. We send new incoming graduate students a new newsletter every Wednesday with important information. 

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.

Submit Your Immunization Records

Make sure you meet Louisiana requirements.

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. 

LOYNO Master Plan

LOYNO Master Plan is a weekly newsletter arriving in your inbox every Wednesday featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first semester as a graduate student at Loyola.

November 10: Diversity  

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

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November 17: Student Success Center  

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

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November 24: Jesuit Values 

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

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December 1: Student Financial Services

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

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December 15: University Bookstore + Monroe Library

The bookstore will be your go-to source to prep for your first semester, and the library will be your second home and a great resource for your studies. 

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December 22: Student Health Services

Health and wellness have never felt more vital to our community. We’re here to care for the whole you—body, mind, and spirit. 

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January 5: Recap of Important Action Items 

We'll get you caught up on all the most important to-do's you should complete before you start classes in the fall. 

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January 12: Parking Services

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.

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January 19: Student Organizations and Leadership

We'll share resources for getting involved on campus, including organizations just for grad students like the Alpha Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, designated for our counseling graduate students, and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national honor society designated for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. 

January 26: Career Development Resources

Learn about special career development support just for graduate students, and support services available through the Student Success Center. 

Graduate Student Services

Explore services and resources for you.