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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. Stay tuned—we will send you more information in our weekly Wolf Pack Wednesday email series starting later this spring.

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 

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 support@loyno.edu 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 SFSCenter@loyno.edu.

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 and check your health insurance.

Submit your immunization documentation or exemption no later than August 11. 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 immunization@loyno.edu.

All full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in Loyola’s student health insurance plan. You are required to use Loyola’s plan unless you can provide proof of comparable, existing coverage for the academic year. See plan details and review instructions to waive coverage. Domestic students must complete the waiver questionnaire by September 1 in order to receive a full refund on their tuition bill. 

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 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

Complete Your Online Orientation

Finish all modules by August 14.

Your online orientation program consists of video modules that cover everything from academic resources to student life and dining at Loyola. It should take no more than three hours to finish, and we’ll save your progress along the way. You’ll use your username and password from your Single Sign On (SSO) portal to access the online orientation. If you have problems logging in, reach out to our Help Desk at support@loyno.edu from your Loyola email address. 

Parents and caregivers can also watch the orientation modules without logging in by clicking the “For Parents and Guests” option.

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 starting in May 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.

Wolf Pack Wednesday Schedule 

Here are the topics we will cover each week in your inbox. You can view an archive of the emails here once we send them out. 

Welcome to Wolf Pack Wednesdays 

May 10, 2023

Get a preview of the weekly email schedule and complete some of your first action items as a new member of the Wolf Pack. 

View Archived Message

Residential Life 

May 17, 2023

Get a 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 Message

Jesuit Values 

May 24, 2023

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

View Archived Message

University Traditions

May 31, 2023

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

View Archived Message

Online Orientation 

June 7, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Diversity and Social Justice

June 14, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Languages and Cultures 

June 21, 2023

Broaden your worldview by mastering a new language and studying abroad.

View Archived Email

Loyola Dining Services

June 28, 2023

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

View Archived Email


Student Financial Services 

July 5, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Student Health & Counseling Services 

July 12, 2023

Learn about health and wellness services available to help keep you feeling your best.

View Archived Email

Student Success Center  

July 19, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Parking Services and University Bookstore

July 26, 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

View Archived Email


Wolf Pack Welcome 

August 2, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Student Code of Conduct

August 9, 2023

Engage in conversations about ethical-decision making and and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a student at Loyola. 

View Archived Email

Welcome Week, HowlConnect, and Special Events 

August 16, 2023

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.

View Archived Email

First Week of Classes

August 23, 2023

HOWL! Get ready for the first week of classes with helpful reminders and resources.

View Archived Email

Student Government Association and First-Year Council

August 30, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs

September 6, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Spirituality on Campus

September 13, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Explore New Orleans 

September 20, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Club Sports, Recreation, and Athletics 

September 27, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Career Development Center

October 4, 2023

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

View Archived Email

First 50 Days

October 11, 2023

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

View Archived Email

Student on Lawn

Student Affairs Panels

Join us virtually for a panel discussion to learn about programs and services available through the Office of Student Affairs. Panelists include representatives of Student Health and Counseling, Residential Life, Dining Services, Athletics, Student Conduct, Title IX, Student Life & Ministry, as well as the Campus Bookstore. Choose from two sessions. 

Learn More About New Student Programs

Session #1

Recorded on July 25, 2023 

Session #2

Recorded on July 26, 2023 

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.

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. 

Get in the Know at LOYNO