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Prospective Students | Orientation

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 online 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 review our Residence Life FAQs.

Can parents assist with move-in?

Yes, students can bring 2 guests to help during move-in.

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 – both online and in-person – 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.

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Is Loyola merchandise available for purchase?

Yes, you can order Loyola merchandise via our online shop. Remember to visit often for coupons and sales!