As part of the Wolf Pack, your college experience extends beyond the classroom. Our COVID-related updates to student services policies address health and safety needs as we come back together as a community.
After extensive consultation with public health experts, Loyola, like many other universities, has made the decision to reduce the density in our residence halls to minimize risk of infection spread. We will also implement enhanced cleaning protocols in common spaces and restrooms.
- We will remove or decommission some furniture in common spaces, residential hall rooms, and offices to create proper social distancing and install directional and informational signage throughout residence halls.
- The cleaning schedule for bathrooms and common areas of residence halls will increase.
- Some residence hall rooms will be set aside to serve as quarantine spaces if needed.
- Students living in residence halls will need to complete daily temperature checks and self-assess symptoms, according to the Daily Symptom Assessment.
- Students may also be subject to regular non-invasive temperature checks.
All students living in on-campus or off-campus housing during the Fall 2020 semester will be expected to remain in the New Orleans area during the semester, refraining from unnecessary travel until we go home at Thanksgiving. Hurricane evacuations are an exception to this rule and students should follow personal evacuation plans if the university or city calls for an evacuation. If you must travel for other reasons, please call Student Health Services at 504.865.3326 and inform them of your travel plans; you may be asked to self isolate for 14 days upon your return.
Students can register for their move-in day and time via the link provided in their housing assignment email.
- August 17-21 for first year students
- August 17-22 for returning upperclass students
Students will be able to select a two-hour time slot for move-in. Please plan to only arrive within 15 minutes of your check in time. If you arrive early, you will be asked to wait for your designated check in time. Resident students can bring up to two family members to help with move-in.
Applying for Spring Housing:
Students who are cancelling their housing for the fall and plan to study remotely will be eligible to re-apply for housing in the spring semester. Applications will be available in October. Students will not be guaranteed their same assignment, but we anticipate being to house all students who had a fall assignment in the spring semester.
Contacting Res Life Staff:
Residential Life staff will continue to offer virtual support via phone, video conference, text message, and email during business hours. In-person appointments will be available upon request on a limited basis. Residential Life staff will be available for crisis/emergency support via phone after hours and on weekends. Staff and student employees will receive training on General Health Policies and the process for reporting issues of concern.
Contact Residential Life:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 504.865.2445
- Text: 504.384.7711
In partnership with our food provider, Sodexo, Loyola will enact proven precautions and safety practices, combined with transparent and ongoing communication, to offer healthy, safe, and delicious dining options on campus this fall. The campus dining team is taking every precaution to deliver safe, high-quality food in a carefully controlled environment.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE): Employees will wear masks and gloves.
- Hand washing: Staff will continue to wash hands frequently.
- Team member health: Employees will regularly report on their health, including temperature checks.
- Food safety: Self-service options will be eliminated.
- Sanitizing and disinfecting: High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently with professional-grade products.
- Social distancing measures: When dining rooms are open, they will have limited seating capacity, updated configurations, and floor markers to encourage social distancing.
- Service during quarantine: We will offer safe meal delivery options to isolated locations for students experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Technology: Touchless entryways, online ordering, cashless payments, and delivery options will limit contact between dining staff and students.
- Carryout and prepackaged options: We will provide expanded options for carryout orders, including delivery where feasible.
For the safety of our campus community, we have suspended our dining reciprocity program with Tulane University until further notice. This will help limit the risk of exposure between students at both universities.
We will continue to make it a priority to meet all dietary and allergy requirements for students. If you require a food accommodation, please email email@example.com.
Student Life and Ministry
Student Life and Ministry staff will continue to offer virtual support via phone, video conference, and email. In-person appointments will be available upon request on a limited basis. Staff and student employees will receive training on General Health Policies and the process for reporting issues of concern.
Contact Student Life and Ministry:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 504.865.3622
Danna Student Center:
The Danna Student Center (DSC) will be open and operational for the Fall 2020 semester. By enforcing strict occupancy limits, all students can maintain proper social distancing requirements while visiting the DSC.
Additionally, we will:
- Remove or decommission furniture in common areas to allow for more space between guests
- Stagger the schedule of student events and prevent events from occurring during high traffic times
- Allow student organizations and departments to host tabling events outdoors and sanitize tables in-between use; handouts or passing out of other materials are prohibited at this time
- Train all SLM staff and building managers on public health measures, signs/symptoms of COVID-19, and steps to take if guidelines are violated
- Sanitize all loaned HUB and media equipment before and after each use
- Monitor cleaning activity in common spaces, including ATMs, vending machines, and water fountains
- Ensure restrictions on third-party rentals in line with state and local guidance and ensure third-parties confirm, in writing, their understanding of and compliance with General Public Health Policies
Iggy’s Cupboard will remain open by appointment to any member of Loyola's community that may need a little extra help. Summer hours are Tuesdays from 2 – 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., effective through August 15. Call Student Health Services at 504.865.3326 to schedule a time to visit. After August 15, call Student Life and Ministry at 504.865.3622. Please book an appointment at least two hours in advance.
To help create a safe shopping experience, we will also:
- Provide hand sanitizer at the entrance for guests
- Train our volunteers to maintain a cleaning log following enhanced cleaning protocols
Masks will also be available to students free of charge in Iggy’s Cupboard.
Social distancing, directional signage, and plexiglass shields will be installed in the bookstore to guide and protect patrons. Students will work with bookstore greeters to get answers to their questions and runners will assist with textbook pickup.
Contactless Textbook Delivery:
You can now order your textbooks for contactless delivery from the Loyola Bookstore! To help keep our community safe and healthy – and to make it even easier for you to receive your books – all textbooks will be shipped to students. There will be no textbooks available at the physical bookstore location.
Order now so you have your textbooks available the first day of class!
- Go to LORA and pull up your class schedule
- Per class, click on "View Books" to see what is available to order
- Go to the Bookstore Website
- Click on "Find Textbooks" and use your class schedule to order your textbooks
All textbooks will be shipped to your on-campus or off-campus address, per your instructions.
Use the following addresses if you live on-campus:
Full Legal Name
200 LaSalle Ct.
New Orleans, LA 70118
If you have not received your mailbox number then you can put your room number after the #.
Have questions? Please reach out to the Loyola Bookstore via email at email@example.com.
University Sports Complex:
The University Sports Complex (USC) will comply with state and local guidelines for maximum occupancy for gyms, taking into consideration athletic training activities occurring in the same space. The USC will also plan for additional cleaning supplies and services.
Wolf Pack Athletics:
We will follow all guidelines laid out by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Additionally, coaches and student athletes will be trained on symptom awareness, social distancing in athletic events, and infection prevention and control. We will also increase cleaning services in athletics common areas and provide additional self-cleaning resources to student athletes.
Student Health Services
The Student Health Services (SHS) clinic will be open by appointment only. Appointments are free of charge for students. Students will be responsible for charges incurred for lab work and medications. Students will be informed of the safety protocols prior to their arrival for appointments. SHS staff will conduct temperature checks and questioning upon arrival at the clinic, and appointments will be staggered to limit density in the clinic and waiting room.
To reduce density in the clinic, many health services will also be available via telehealth and phone consultation.
Students are encouraged to download the free Ochsner Anywhere Care app for 24/7 access to medical providers. Virtual visits cost $10 using the Ochsner Anywhere Care app and the Loyola coupon code LUSTUDENT. Telehealth stations will be located at the Danna Student Center, Founder’s Hall, and the Law School.
Students can call SHS at 504.865.3326, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. For after hours consultations, the Ochsner COVID info hotline 24/7 at 844.888.2772.
The University Counseling Center (UCC) will continue to offer remote counseling in the fall and appointment-only visits in person, available to eligible students. Proof of attendance will be e-mailed to students as necessary.
In-person visits will resume when safe to do so and will follow appropriate health protocols.
Students can call the UCC at 504.865.3835, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. to schedule a phone consultation.
Students can call our counselor on-call 24/7 at 504.865.3835. If you are on-campus and require immediate assistance, please call LUPD at 504.865.3434.
Student Conduct & Title IX
We will hold all student conduct hearings and meetings remotely, unless they can occur in a properly social distanced manner. Student Justice Board and Board of Appeals hearing will also be held remotely. Title IX and Student Conduct reports are still being received and investigated. If you know of a violation or are a victim of sexual misconduct, please report to 504.864.7151.
View the updated Student Code of Conduct.