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LOYNO Master Plan: New Graduate Student Checklist

Subject line: Important LOYNO Action Items

Sent: January 5, 2022


We know you’ve been receiving a lot of information in your inbox lately. That’s why we put together this digest for you to review all the most important action items before the start of classes at Loyola. We look forward to your arrival, and we’re here to support you along every step of your journey. 

Your To-Do List 

✔ Set Up Your Loyno Accounts

Set up your Loyola email and access the Loyola network, known as the Single Sign On (SSO) portal. Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your accounts (including instructions for free access to Microsoft Office 365) and contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions. 

✔ Pay Your Tuition E-Bill

It’s time to make sure all payments, financial aid, monthly payment plans, and parent loans are in place. Follow these steps to view your bill, make payments, and set up authorized payers.

  • Log into your LORA Account
  • Go to the Tuition and Billing column and select Account Summary 
  • Find and select the long gray rectangular box titled: Pay Tuition Online / View eBills / Add Authorized Users / Create e-Refund Profile
  • You will then be redirected to the e-Commerce gateway where you can easily make payment transactions and add authorized users 

Learn more about Tuition Payments from the Office of Finance and Administration.

✔ Submit Your Immunization Records

Loyola and the state of Louisiana require all students to submit immunization documentation. Print the 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 for questions. COVID-19 vaccine documentation is due by January 10, and all other immunizations are due no later than January 15.  

✔ Find Housing in New Orleans

Need help finding a place to live while you’re a grad student? Check out our off-campus housing page for resources and tips to prepare for life in NOLA. Plus, explore this guide to New Orleans neighborhoods for help finding a good location while you’re apartment hunting and view our interactive map to get a 360-degree view of campus. 

Resources Just for You

?Support for Success on Your Terms

The Pan-American Life Student Success Center is one of the busiest offices on campus. Within the Success Center, you’ll find different departments to help you access the resources you need, including:

  • Career Development
  • Writing Support and Guides
  • Accessible Education

?Health and Wellness for the Whole You

The University Counseling Center and Student Health Services serve the mental and physical health needs for all of Loyola's students on and off campus. Consider Student Health your on-campus urgent care clinic. 

?A Virtual Hub Just for New Students

The Incoming Graduate Students page is your go-to source for information and resources. You’ll find timely content, including an archive of all newsletters and important announcements and reminders. 

?COVID Guidelines to Keep Our Campus Safe

Loyola has public health guidelines in place to protect our campus against the spread of COVID-19. Our guidelines align with city, state, and federal restrictions and are subject to change according to the current environment. Check out our FAQ website for the latest guidelines about vaccinations, masking, social distancing, contact tracing, and more. You can contact Loyola’s Public Health team at any time via email at or by phone at 504.865.3757. You can schedule a virtual consultation to meet one-on-one with a team member to discuss common misconceptions or answer your questions.  

?Personalized Support – Just a Call or Email Away

At Loyola, we take pride in being a tight-knit community with one-on-one support and guidance for every student. If you have questions about any of these action items, or just want to chat with a member of our team about your college experience, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Reply to this email to speak with your Admissions Counselor or give us a call at 504.865.3240.

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