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Themed Living Communities

Themed Living Communities (TLCs) are "packs" of students intentionally brought together around a common purpose in order to form a deeper understanding of values, discover their passions, and become more invested in the campus community.

By choosing to live on a residence hall floor with people who share your interests, lifestyle, or academic courses, students become friends and support each other both academically and socially. Our goal is to not only establish strong communities but to create a true sense of home.

All TLCs are located in Buddig Hall and require a one-year contract. Click on the links below to learn more about each community.

Students participating in Themed Living Communities will engage in opportunities grounded in:

  1. Positive personal development
  2. Community and relationship building
  3. Service to campus and greater New Orleans Community

LEAD (Leadership Engagement And Development)

The LEAD (Leadership Engagement And Development) community is open to all students who seek to discover their leadership potential by getting involved on campus. Through partnership with the Department of Student Involvement, LEAD provides these opportunities through leadership seminars, workshops, and residence hall programs. Each LEAD member is paired with a mentor from Omicron Delta Kappa, Loyola's leadership honorary society, allowing them to form a bond with an experienced student who is eager to help develop Loyola's future leaders.

All first-year students are eligible to apply! Application is available in your Residence account.


Students admitted to the Honors program may live in a community where they are surrounded by their peers from the Honors program. This placement provides incoming Honors students the benefits of living, studying, and socializing together and the opportunity to participate in the rich array of programs and events designed specifically for first-year students. Students will work closely with Honors faculty to participate in programs such as the mentoring program for first-year and upper-class students and the annual Honors laser tag event.

All first-year students are eligible to apply to the University Honors Program. While Honors students will receive priority for placement in this TLC, all first-year students are welcome to apply and may be placed on the floor according to availability of spaces. To learn more about the University Honors Program, please visit:


"Go forth and set the world on fire"

The Spark community is home to students interested in learning more about social justice while giving back to the New Orleans community. The Spark community offers an unique experience that allows students to discover their personal and group potential, understand social issues affecting our world today and perform acts of service within the community.

All first-year students are eligible to apply! Application is available in your Residence account.

HOWL (Holistic Opportunities for Wellness at Loyola)

In the spirit of cura personalis (the Jesuit value meaning to care for the whole person), the HOWL (Holistic Opportunities for Wellness at Loyola) community is a substance-free environment with an emphasis on an all-encompassing approach to wellness. Students will learn the many components of healthy living, making positive changes within a supportive network of peers. Residents participating in HOWL will be required to sign a substance-free agreement.

All first-year students are eligible to apply! Application is available in your Residence account.