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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 a list of important next steps. Let's do this, Wolf Pack!

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 
  • Access your free Microsoft 365 account 

Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your accounts (we also emailed you with instructions). Contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions by calling 504-865-2255 or emailing support@loyno.edu using your Loyno email address. 

Once you're logged into your Gmail account, you can change your name by following these instructions.

Complete 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 Affordability Questionnaire

Student Financial Services is here to help.

We are here to help in every facet of your college experience — including how you pay for it. 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, by email at SFSCenter@loyno.edu, or by scheduling an appointment online.

Complete Your Health Requirements

Submit your immunization records and review your health insurance coverage.

Loyola and the state of Louisiana require all students to submit immunization documentation. Print the Proof of 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 immunization@loyno.edu for questions. All immunizations are due no later than January 15.

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 December 10 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 admit@loyno.edu to get added to our subscriber list.

Spring 2023 Email Schedule + Message Archive

Welcome to the Wolf Pack

October 26, 2022

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

View Archived Email

Guide to Res Life and Housing

November 2, 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. 

View Archived Email

It’s Time for Your Online Orientation

November 9, 2022

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

View Archived Email

Food to Fuel Your Thoughts

November 16, 2022

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

View Archived Email

Guided By Our Jesuit Values

November 23, 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.

View Archived Email

Expand your Cultural Competency

November 30, 2022

Broaden your worldview by mastering a new language and studying abroad

View Archived Email

Your Loyola E-Bill and Payment Options

December 7, 2022

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

Find Your Favorite Loyola Tradition

December 21, 2022

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

Embrace. Advocate. Be Yourself. 

December 28, 2022

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

Taking Care of the Whole You

January 4, 2023

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

The Rundown on Parking and Books

January 11, 2023

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

Do Whatcha Wanna + Get Involved

January 18, 2023

Get an overview of Student Life and MinistryStudent Government Association, and even more ways for you to get involved on campus.

Success on Your Terms

January 25, 2023

We all learn in different ways. Our Student Success Center will help you find the tools and resources that work best for you. 

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.