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What programs/events will be occurring?

The Department of Student Life and Ministry has been working very hard to create innovative and safe engagement opportunities on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. We are working on virtual event and small-group opportunities that we will continue to announce in the coming weeks. We are being very creative in how we continue to support important student engagement opportunities such as Fraternity and Sorority life, student organizations, and leadership formation opportunities.

Are there any virtual engagement offerings?

Yes, check out HowlConnect or your Corq app to see current virtual events. Also, check out the Student Life and Ministry (@loyno_slm) and SGA (@loyno_sga) instagram pages to stay up to date with engagement opportunities.

Will the Danna Student Center be open?

The Danna Student Center will be open daily 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. for the Fall 2020 semester.

​How will the bookstore operate for students to purchase books?

The bookstore is offering contactless delivery of all textbooks. There will be no textbooks available at the physical bookstore location. Students should order as soon as possible to have textbooks available for the first day of classes. Students can find and order textbooks in LORA by pulling up their class schedule or on the Bookstore Website by searching for classes. 

What can I do with Spring 2020 textbook rentals if I still have them?

Bring them with you when you return for the fall semester. You have until August 28, 2020 to return all rentals. 

How do I contact the Loyola bookstore with questions?

The best way to reach us and to is to email us at

Will Iggy’s Cupboard remain open?

Iggy’s Cupboard will remain open by appointment to any member of Loyola's community that may need a little extra help. Call Student Life and Ministry at 504.865.3622 to schedule a time to visit. Please book an appointment at least two hours in advance.

For food assistance within the greater New Orleans area, please visit or dial 211. 

For food assistance in Louisiana, contact Second Harvest Food Bank Southeast Louisiana at or call 855.392.9338.

Students can also find access to free or reduced resources, including food, housing, healthcare, and more through the social care network at

For Iggy's Cupboard info, questions, or concerns, contact Heather Malveaux at

I am a member of Fraternity and Sorority Life. How will this affect me?

All in-person organization events and meetings are canceled. Per our student organization policy, registered student organizations are prohibited from hosting any in-person events during university online operations. Student Life and Ministry will work closely with national organizations and chapter advisors to assist in providing support to members during this time. For specific questions, please contact Dale O’Neill, PhD, Director of Student Life and Ministry via email at or by phone at 504.865.3622.

Are there any spiritual-based counseling services available?

Yes. Please contact Student Life and Ministry at 504.865.3622 or to request an appointment.

Will my student organization be allowed to travel during the school year?

The university (e.g. SGA) will not approve or provide funding for any travel for individuals or student organizations (e.g. to attend conferences). Students are expected to remain in the New Orleans area during the Fall 2020 semester, refraining from unnecessary travel until we go home at Thanksgiving.

Will I be able to join a Panhellenic Sorority in the fall?

Yes! Student Life and Ministry will be hosting informational sessions about how to join a Panhellenic Sorority (Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Theta Phi Alpha) in the fall. These informational sessions will take place through Zoom on Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 5 at 11 a.m. 

What about Immersion Programs and Summer Programs?

Currently, all university-related international travel is suspended. Student Life and Ministry will notify students when this restriction is lifted and Immersion programs continue.

Will Mass still be celebrated on campus?

Loyola will continue to offer a live streamed Mass from Ignatius Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. You can find the link to watch the Mass here. Currently, in-person attendees are limited to those pre-approved by a closed sign-up process.