Will June orientation sessions still occur?
While we wish we could be in community with each other in early summer to welcome you to campus, we will not host any June orientation sessions as previously planned. Instead, we will conduct a virtual orientation that students can complete at their own pace over the summer. The virtual orientation modules will cover important topics such as Health and Wellness, Safety and Security in the Big Easy, and an Introduction to Academic Life. All new students will be required to completed the virtual orientation before the start of fall classes.
Will August orientation sessions still occur?
No, we will not have on-ground orientation in August. Instead, we will send students a personalized virtual orientation to complete over the summer. All new students are required to complete the virtual orientation modules before the start of fall classes. Parents will be given optional access to review the modules if they want. Wolf Pack Welcome Opening Weekend will still occur in-person on August 21-23 to build on the virtual summer orientation experience and welcome new students to campus.
What transition information will be provided to parents and students before the start of classes?
In addition to the virtual orientation modules and the Wolf Pack Opening Welcome Weekend event, we will invite students to attend small-group Zoom meetings with our orientation or “Krewe” leaders, called Krewe Chats, starting in July. The Office of Student Affairs will also implement live, virtual webinars and panel discussions for parents. There will be a chat function enabled for all events, which will allow your questions to be answered by a Loyola professional staff member and/or a Krewe Leader.
I am an international student. How will I complete orientation?
International students will complete virtual orientation just like other incoming students. Additionally, you will be asked to complete a separate orientation in August through a different platform that is specific to the international student experience. We will contact you with details about both orientations soon.
When can students move into the residence halls?
Students will be able to move into their residence hall the week of August 17 and will be given specific instructions for the date and time to move in. The university will follow all national and state guidelines to ensure this is done as safely as possible and more detailed information will be shared in the coming weeks regarding this. For information about move-in, please contact the Residence Life office at 504.865.2445.
Can parents assist with move-in?
Yes, we anticipate parents will be able to assist with move-in. However, the university will follow all state and health guidelines to ensure that this is done as safely as possible and more detailed information will be shared in the coming weeks regarding this.
Will Wolf Pack Welcome still occur?
Yes, Wolf Pack Welcome Opening Weekend is still scheduled as planned for August 21-23. Wolf Pack Welcome is a required, three-day program designed to kick off the fall 2020 semester for the newest members of the pack! There are a variety of programs and events to help students meet other incoming students, participate in Loyola traditions, and more. Wolf Pack Welcome is solely for incoming students.
How can I make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to review or answer questions about my schedule before August?
Within two weeks of your deposit, you will receive your fall schedule from your dedicated, go-to summer advisor. You’ll be able to discuss your schedule, and make adjustments to your registration if appropriate. If you’ve been considering changing your Major, let your summer advisor know — they will get you connected with the new department, and a new advisor who can update your schedule for your new Major.
For first-year students, advising occurs across several offices, and you will have access to advisors in each office before and after school starts. In the Pan-American Student Success Center, the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching assigns each deposited student a first-year advisor-coach, who will guide you through the transition to academic life in college and connect you with the Loyola community throughout your first year at school. You can expect to hear from your advisor-coach soon after depositing. You will be able to make appointments for advising-coaching sessions over the summer, during Wolf Pack Welcome, and after school begins. Learn more about the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching.
I have a medical, mental health or disability-related need. Can I talk to someone before August?
The University Counseling Center, Office for Accessible Education, and Student Health Services are open throughout the summer. We encourage you to reach out in early summer to coordinate continuing care and ensure that any accommodations can be in place before the semester starts.
- Office of Accessible Education: Schedule a virtual appointment with an Accessibility Counselor. (Please note that the deadline for housing accommodations is June 12, 2020.)
- University Counseling Center: 504.865.3835
- Student Health Services: 504.865.3326
Is Loyola merchandise available for purchase?
Yes, you can order Loyola merchandise via our online shop. Remember to visit often for coupons and sales!