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Welcome to Wolf Pack Wednesdays

Subject line: Welcome to the Wolf Pack

Sent: May 11, 2022

Welcome to Wolf Pack Wednesday—a weekly newsletter featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first year at Loyola. We know you probably have a lot of questions about how to plan for your college experience. We’re here for you! You’re part of the Wolf Pack now, and Loyola is your new home. 

Wolf Pack Wednesday Schedule

Here’s a preview of some of the topics we’ll cover every Wednesday over the next few months as we countdown to the start of your first semester at Loyola.  

  • Residential life and housing 
  • Student financial services (you’ll get your first bill on June 29) 
  • Online orientation and Wolf Pack Welcome weekend
  • On-campus dining and meal plans
  • Student life and ministry – get involved on campus! 
  • Academic coaching and career development
  • Student health and counseling 
  • Exploring New Orleans 

Can’t wait to learn more? View the full schedule on our Incoming Student page to get more details about each topic and additional resources. Reply to this email to speak with your admissions counselor or give us a call at 504.865.3240 with any specific questions along the way. 

Your First To-Do’s 

If you haven’t already, be sure to log into your Admissions Status Portal to complete some important action items. Don’t worry—you will get plenty of advance notice about anything you need to complete before your arrival. You won’t need to make any travel plans aside from preparing for your move-in day, which we will share very soon. Here are a few of the most important items you can knock off your to-do list now. 

Submit Your Housing Application by May 15

We’ve already sent you instructions to complete your housing application through our Residence system. Completing your application on time will help give us important information to plan for your arrival. Reach out to Residential Life directly with any questions. 

Get Connected  

Be sure you set 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. Contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions by calling 504.865.2255 or emailing using your Loyno email address.  

Pro Tip: If you’re shopping for computers or other digital subscriptions, don’t forget to look for special discounts just for college students! Many options require a “.edu” email address, so it’s important to set up your Loyno email first.

Submit Your ID Photo 

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. Make sure your photo clearly shows your face and has a vertical orientation. We will use your photo to make your Loyola ID, which you will receive when you arrive in August. Please submit your photo by July 1 for processing.

Complete Your Affordability Questionnaire

We’ll send you full details about what to expect when you receive your first electronic bill on June 29, but you can get started with financial planning now by completing the Affordability Questionnaire in your Admissions Status Portal. The information you provide will help our Student Financial Services team provide one-on-one support to connect you with the best payment options for your family. For additional questions and support, schedule an appointment with one of our Student Account Counselors. 

Meet the Pack

You don’t have to wait for the start of the semester to start building your community at Loyola. Follow these accounts on Instagram to get a preview of what it’s like to be a part of the Wolf Pack. 


The official university account shares the latest news and announcements. Fun fact: #WolfPackWednesday is also the hashtag we use to show our Loyola pride by repping maroon and gold.  


Loyola’s Student Government Association account, featuring student spotlights, faculty shoutouts, and tips for your best life at Loyola. 


The go-to spot to get a feel for campus life at Loyola. View upcoming Wolf Pack events, student organizations, and more.  

A Day in the Life for a Loyola Student 

Return to Incoming Student Page