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Welcome to Wolf Pack Wednesdays

Subject line: Welcome to the Wolf Pack

Sent: October 21, 2021

Welcome to Wolf Pack! We know you probably have a lot of questions about how to plan for your college experience. We’re here for you! Starting next week, you’ll receive our weekly email newsletter called Wolf Pack Wednesday, which features important information and resources to help you prepare for your first year at Loyola.

In addition to our weekly email, you can explore our Incoming Student page for more steps and resources. You can also 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. 

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
  • Online orientation
  • Dining services
  • Student life and ministry
  • Student health and counseling 

Can’t wait to learn more? View the full schedule to get more details about each topic.

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 for 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. 

Get Connected  

Be sure you 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. 

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 January. Please submit your photo by December 10 for processing.

Complete Your Affordability Questionnaire

We’ll send you full details about what to expect for your first bill in November, 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. 

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 sharing the latest news and announcements. Fun fact: #WolfPackWednesday is also the hashtag we use to show our Loyola pride by repping maroon and gold on social media.  


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.  


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