How will courses be offered for the Spring 2021 semester?
As with the fall, we will offer a mix of asynchronous online, synchronous online, HyFlex, and on-ground courses. All on-ground learning will follow social distancing and face mask requirements and classrooms will operate with limited capacity. You will find details about the delivery format of your course on LORA. LORA is subject to change based on faculty availability and room assignment changes that are required by changing enrollments. If you have questions about your schedule, please contact your academic advisor or success coach.
View the Academics page for more information.
If I will be taking all online classes for the semester, do I have to complete COVID-Education training, a COVID-Positive Plan and a Hurricane Evacuation Plan?
If you are choosing to be completely virtual and never come to campus this semester, you are not required to complete the COVID-Education training, a COVID-Positive Plan and personal Hurricane Evacuation Plan.
I don’t feel comfortable taking on-ground courses. What options are available to me?
In the event that you and your family believe it most appropriate for you to study from home for the spring semester, we encourage you to work with your academic advisor and the associate dean of your college to construct a schedule that is optimized to ensure you are having the best possible learning experience. If you worked remotely for the fall semester, we can help you plan for a safe return to campus in the spring if you choose to do so. Your education and wellbeing are our top priority.
If I am in a hybrid class, can I go entirely remote and keep the class?
Generally, we’ve structured our courses so that faculty can teach in person at a safe distance, but also make it possible for students to participate completely remotely if needed.
Will labs be able to be offered virtually?
Yes, some will be available virtually. Check with your success coach/advisor or dean to find out what is available.
What if I get sick and fall behind on my coursework?
First and foremost, we want all Loyola students and community members to remain safe, healthy, and well. In the event that you fall sick, your first priority should be to get better. Faculty will be flexible about attendance rules and work with students who are ill.
I have a health condition that makes me more vulnerable to COVID-19. What options will I have for taking courses?
The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) can work with students who have health conditions that require official accommodation. Please contact the OAE if you have any concerns about returning to campus for classes. The OAE works with all colleges to provide all-online schedules where they are needed.
When will classes end for the Spring 2021 semester?
Has spring study abroad been canceled? What about for the summer semester?
What if I don't have a laptop or necessary equipment to complete a particular course?
Portable electronics are available through the library for short-term loans. A limited number of WiFi hotspots and laptops have been purchased through the Father James Carter Digital Equity fund for long-term loans.If you are in need of a device, please contact Ms. Laurie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request through the BIT report form.
What if I forget my SSO login information?
If you encounter difficulty logging into Single Sign On, you can email email@example.com.
I have OAE accommodations and don’t know how they will work with the available learning formats. Who can I contact?
If you have a question about whether an accommodation is still valid, you should speak with your Accessibility Counselor. If your question is about the mechanics of how an assignment or test will function in Canvas, you should talk to your instructor who may refer you to the Online Learning Team if your question is beyond their expertise.
I love my success coach. Will they be available for the Spring 2021 semester?
Yes! Send them an email and set up an appointment.
I love my librarian liaison. Will they be available for the Spring 2021 semester?
Yes! Contact a librarian liaison via email or chat. Find out more here: http://library.loyno.edu/services/liaisons.php
Will I be able to get tutoring?
Yes, absolutely. The Pan-American Life Student Success Center will continue to provide tutoring and learning support, success coaching and advising, and career development guidance. If you are off campus or prefer an online meeting, they are fully accessible by Zoom. Please consult their website for information about services and about on-ground operations. You can sign up for tutoring using the standard Office of Writing and Learning Support (OWLS). OWLS offers tutoring in math, science, writing, languages, accounting, economics, and more.
Will I be able to meet with my academic advisor?
Absolutely. Advisors can meet with you via video conferencing, phone calls, and email. If you are having difficulty getting in touch with your advisor, please contact Dr. Paul Buehler in the Student Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, 504.865.2139, or via pbuehler.youcanbook.me.
How can I view my tuition billing statement?
All student tuition billing statements can be viewed in the e-Commerce system. You can access the e-Commerce system from your LORA account.
How can I make a tuition payment?
Tuition payments can be made online via our e-Commerce system with an electronic check (free service). All that is needed is your financial institutions routing number and your checking or savings account information. Credit card payments are only accepted online as the e-Commerce provider charges a non-refundable 2.85% fee.
Can I mail in a tuition payment?
You can mail in a non-cash tuition payment to the Bursar’s Office directly. Our mailing address is:
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 78
New Orleans, LA 70118
Your check payment will be safely secured at the university until we return to campus to post your payment.
Can I speak to a Bursar’s Office representative during normal business hours?
Yes, you can speak with a Bursar’s representative by calling 504.865.2388. Calls will be answered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CDT). You can also send an email to email@example.com and we will respond to your email.
How can I receive a copy of my 1098-T?
Students can contact ECSI for their tax document. If you prefer, you can call them directly at 1.866.428.1098. Live CHAT is also available.