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Loyola University New Orleans

Welcome, Graduate Students!

We know you're not a novice when it comes to college life, but getting into graduate school is a big step. We're here to support you as you prepare for your first semester as a grad student at Loyola University New Orleans.

From getting settled in New Orleans to accessing services like the fitness center and career counseling, your Loyola experience goes beyond the classroom. In keeping with our Jesuit values, we care for the whole you—your body, mind, and spirit. Explore this page to find resources, important deadlines, and other tips for a successful start to your graduate experience. 

Graduate Student Services

Explore services and resources for you.

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

Secure your spot in your program.

All graduate students must submit an intent to enroll to secure their spot in their program. Please visit your application portal for more information. 

Access Your Loyola Accounts

Log into important online platforms.

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. You’ll use your Microsoft login to access most of your Loyola accounts. Contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions by calling 504-865-2255 or emailing using your Loyno email address.  

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

Submit Your Immunization Records

Make sure you meet Louisiana requirements.

Loyola and the state of Louisiana require all students to submit immunization documentation. The deadline to submit Immunization records or requests for exemption is August 9, 2024. Loyola has partnered with Med+Proctor to make the process to submit your immunizations as easy and user-friendly as possible. Follow the instructions on Loyola’s immunization website page to submit proof of immunization. For questions about your immunization requirements, please email


Schedule Your Classes

Contact your program advisor.

To schedule your classes for the upcoming semester, you need to be in contact with your program advisor. Review our program contacts page to guide you on how to start this process.  

Add Your Emergency Contacts

Complete important steps in LORA Self-Service.

You are required to add your emergency contact information and complete the registration agreement in LORA Self-Service no later than August 18. Students who fail to submit an emergency contact/registration agreement before the start of the semester may risk being dropped from their courses. Follow these steps:

  1. Log into LORA Self-Service and find the “User Options” dropdown in the menu. 
  2. Select “Emergency Contacts” from the dropdown, and you’ll have the option to “Add a New Contact” or “Edit” your existing emergency contacts.
  3. To add a new emergency contact, add the person’s name, relationship, phone number(s), and address. Check the “Emergency Contact” and “Missing Person Contact” checkboxes at the bottom as appropriate.
  4. Go back to the “User Options” dropdown and select the option that says, “Required Agreements” and click on the agreement form to complete it. 

Submit Your ID Photo

Upload a headshot to use for your student ID.

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 can pick up from LUPD when you start classes in August.

The LOYNO Master Plan Weekly Emails

The LOYNO Master Plan is a weekly newsletter featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first semester as a graduate student at Loyola. Be sure to check your email regularly over the summer. Review the schedule of emails below and reach out to for questions or additional information. 

  • May 22, 2024: Introduction to LOYNO Master Plan 
  • May 29, 2024: Loyola's Jesuit Values 
  • June 5, 2024: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
  • June 12, 2024: Guide to Living in New Orleans 
  • June 19, 2024: Campus Dining 
  • June 26, 2024: Student Success Center 
  • July 3, 2024: Student Financial Services
  • July 10, 2024: Student Health & Counseling 
  • July 17, 2024: Student Life & Ministry
  • July 24, 2024: Digest of Important Action Items
  • July 31, 2024: University Bookstore
  • August 7, 2024: Monroe Library
  • August 14, 2024: Get Ready for Classes
  • August 21, 2024: First Week of Classes
  • August 28, 2024: Explore New Orleans Neighborhoods
  • September 4, 2024: Fitness & Wellness
  • September 11, 2024: Career Development