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Welcome to Loyola

Find Your Next Steps

We're so happy you chose Loyola University New Orleans for your college experience.

As you prepare your first semester, this page will provide you with resources, important deadlines, and tips to make your arrival a success.

Scroll down to learn about the weekly Wolf Pack Wednesday email series and explore more ways to get involved in the LOYNO community. Let's do this, Wolf Pack!

Wolf Pack Parent + Caregiver Events

We will host virtual events this summer for Loyola families to learn about student services and resources.

Connect with LOYNO Classmates

Ready to start connecting with your future classmates while you’re still at home? Nearpeer is an exclusive community for LOYNO students to meet other members of the Wolf Pack with similar interests and life experiences. Get started by going to and creating your account using your email address. You’ll receive a confirmation email to set up your profile, then you can download the app and start meeting your classmates! 

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 Self-Service account
  • Sign into your Loyno Gmail account 

Check your Loyno email for a step-by-step guide to set up your accounts, review the information on the IT website, and contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions. Call 504-865-2255 or email from your Loyno email. 

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

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 the survey, a faculty member in the department you've declared as your major will work one-on-one with you to fine-tune your schedule. 

You can always schedule a meeting with one of our academic advisors if you have other questions to help you prepare for success at Loyola.

Complete Your Health Requirements

Submit your immunization records.

Submit your immunization and COVID-19 vaccine documentation or exemption no later than August 11, 2022. 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

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, 2022, 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

Wolf Pack Wednesday 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 Wolf Pack Wednesday email newsletter featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first year at Loyola University New Orleans. It's sent to all admitted first-year students via email every Wednesday 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 to get added to our subscriber list.

Fall 2022 Email Schedule + Message Archive

Welcome to the Wolf Pack

May 11, 2022

The introductory email with important dates and a preview of what to expect in the weekly email newsletter series. 

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Guide to Res Life and Housing

May 18, 2022

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

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Guided By Our Jesuit Values

May 25, 2022

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

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Find Your Favorite Loyola Tradition

June 1, 2022

Late-night pancakes, crawfish boils, and special beads just for your class—you’re not going to want to miss these Loyola traditions.

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It’s Time for Your Online Orientation

June 8, 2022

Get all the details about online orientation that you can complete on your own time before the start of classes.

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Embrace. Advocate. Be Yourself. 

June 15, 2022

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

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Expand your Cultural Competency

June 22, 2022

Broaden your worldview by mastering a new language and studying abroad

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Your Loyola E-Bill and Payment Options

June 29, 2022

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

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Food to Fuel Your Thoughts

July 6, 2022

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

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Taking Care of the Whole You

July 13, 2022

Health and wellness has never felt more vital to our community. We’re here to keep you feeling your best. 

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Success on Your Terms

July 20, 2022

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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Countdown to Wolf Pack Welcome

July 27, 2022

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

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Guide to Going Greek

August 3, 2022

Form lifelong friendships and become an active member of your community. Explore the benefits of joining a sorority or fraternity.

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The Rundown on Parking and Books

August 10, 2022

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

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Student Orgs + Events to Spark Your Interest

August 17, 2022

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.

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Make Week One a Success

August 24, 2022

We know your first few days of classes can be overwhelming. That's why we put together a few tips and reminders to help you stay on track and make the most out of your first semester.

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Meet Your Student Government

August 31, 2022

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

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Do Whatcha Wanna

September 7, 2022

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

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Where Spirituality Meets Social Justice

September 14, 2022

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

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Nice to NOLA

September 21, 2022

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

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

September 28, 2022

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

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Dive into Career Development

October 5, 2022

Learn how the Career Development Center can help you discover and articulate your strengths and interests in connection to your professional goals.

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You Did It! First 50 Days

October 12, 2022

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

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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. 

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.

Get in the Know at LOYNO