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Information for Guests

We are pleased to welcome guests to campus for events celebrating the inauguration of Xavier Cole as the 18th president of Loyola University New Orleans. 

If you have not already done so, you may RSVP for inauguration events by clicking here.

As you prepare to join us for this special occasion, the information below may be helpful.


Inauguration activities take place on Loyola’s main campus at 6363 St. Charles Avenue. 

Campus maps and driving directions are available here.


Complimentary parking will be available in the West Road Garage, which is accessed via St. Charles Avenue.  Public Safety personnel will be there to direct drivers on inauguration day.

Inaugural Missioning Mass

Thursday, November 9, 12:15 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

All are welcome to celebrate the missioning of Xavier Cole as the 18th president of Loyola University New Orleans in a special Mass that will include his missioning by the Very Rev. Thomas P. Greene, S.J., Provincial Superior.

Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, November 10, 3 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

The inauguration ceremony will feature an academic procession and greetings to the new president from representatives of the university community, elected officials, and distinguished leaders of higher education.

Inauguration Reception

All guests are invited to an on-campus reception immediately following the inauguration on Marquette Lawn (appropriate footwear recommended).

1912 Society Inauguration Dinner

Cocktails 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:45 p.m.
Roosevelt Hotel

Following the inauguration reception, all are invited to join us for an evening of celebration and fellowship at the 1912 Society Inauguration Dinner as we welcome President Cole and recognize the 2023 Integritas Vitae recipient, Amy Cyrex Sins ‘98

Tickets are required for this event and may be purchased via the RSVP form or directly at


Group hotel blocks for inauguration are forthcoming. Check here for updates.

Additionally, discounted hotel rates are available online through our campus partner, Campus Travel.

A complete listing of area hotels is available on the New Orleans and Company website.


Please email or call (504) 865-3428 for additional information or to make designated seating arrangements for the physically impaired.