Sophomore Year Experience

Sophomore Year Experience is a program designed specifically for second year students.  Initiatives within this program will provide opportunities for you to meaningfully connect with Loyola community members and create pathways to resources, which support your progress through your sophomore year and beyond!


Students participating in the Sophomore Year Experience will develop meaningful connections with peers, faculty and staff, explore their academic and vocational interests and develop a stronger understanding of their personal identity.

What will YOU do?: Program Goals

  • Develop your Identity: Discover who you are in relation to self and others.
  • Engage in Academic Life: Explore opportunities to enhance your curricular experience through academic support resources.
  • Create a Sense of Belonging: Build meaningful relationships with peers, faculty and staff and find community at Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Explore Career and Vocational Interests: Engage in self-assessment to develop and implement goals that reflect a unique role in the world of work and commitment to a life of service to others.

How Will You Do It?: Engagement Opportunities

  • Sophomore Move-In Day (August 16, 2019): Move-in day begins at 9 am on August 16, 2019!  We will have excited student, faculty and staff move-in voluteers to welcome you! 

  • Sophomore Year Internship Program: Begin gaining more meaningful employment experiences by participating in the Sophomore Year InternshipProgram, which is designed to help sophomores secure internships, support their career exploration, and promote their readiness for the workplace. To learn more, make an appointment with a career coach on Handshake here!

  • Sophomore Kick Off (September 10, 2019): You concurred your first year and had a long and exciting summer!  Reunite with your friends and meet some new ones at your kick-off to sophomore year cook out!

  • Sophomore Academic Support Series: At Loyola, we’re committed to helping students stay focused on their goals throughout their academic journey. As part of our commitment, the Sophomore Academic Support series will consists of workshops focused on assisting sophomores in being successful in mind, body, and spirit.

  • Sophomore Retreat (January 25, 2020): The Sophomore Year Retreat is an opportunity to deepen your relationships with your classmates while developing a stronger connection and understanding of our Jesuit Mission and your career/vocational interests and aspirations. This day-long retreat just for second years will be held on January 25. This retreat will facilitate career exploration and help you develop a practical plan for achieving your career goals and success in your life after graduation. 

  • Half-Way There Fair (April 23, 2020): You have made it to the halfway point!  Congratulate yourself and your peers as we honor this milestone.  Join us for a celebration with food, fellowship and unveiling of a new tradition just for sophomores!

  • Sophomore Year Experience Newsletter: To help our second years stay in the know with programs and resources, sophomores will recieve our quarterly newsletter.

    • Click here to see our Summer 2018 newsletter.
    • Click here to see our Fall 2018 newsletter.
    • Click here to see our Winter 2018 newsletter.
    • Click here to see our Spring 2019 newsletter.
    • Click here to see our Sumer 2019 newsletter.
  • Sophomore Bucket List: Check out our Bucket List of suggested opportunities to engage in during your sophomore year.  

 To learn more about Loyola's Sophomore Year Experience Program, click here