Frequently Asked Questions

Advising
Who can I talk to about academic advising?
Who can I talk to about career decisions?
Emergency Preparedness
How are hurricane emergencies handled?
What if I get sick or have a medical emergency?
Campus Life
Does Loyola have a New Student Orientation?
I'm not Catholic, will I fit in?
Do I have to live on campus?
How do I apply for campus housing?
What if I don't get along with my roommate?
What are learning communities?
What campus jobs are available?
What is there to do on campus?
Does Loyola have many student clubs and organizations?
How many athletic sports do we have on campus?
Safety

How safe is Loyola?

Technical
Can I access the internet from my room?
How can I put Wolf Bucks on my Express Card?

 

Who can I talk to about academic advising?

All students are assigned a faculty advisor, but beyond your individual advisor all faculty members welcome students who seek counsel. Staff in the Career Development Center, the Academic Resource Center, and academic counselors in the colleges work with students to shape their academic plans. If you do not know who your assigned advisor is, login to LORA (Loyola Online Records Access). A link to the name of your assigned advisor can be found under the title "Student Records." Back to Top

Who can I talk to about career decisions?

The staff in the Career Development Center work with students to answer questions regarding choice of majors, understanding where you will fit in the world of work, gaining professional experiences while at Loyola, and transitioning to full time work or professional school after graduation. Back to Top

Does Loyola have a New Student Orientation?

Yes! Loyola University New Orleans' New Student Orientation program is run through the Office of Co-Curricular Programs. New Student Orientation provides programs and services for incoming students and their families that address the process of transition, introduce them to the broad curricular and cocurricular opportunities available, and provide opportunities to become active members of the Loyola community. The orientation program also provides information, direction and support to all campus offices and departments, including the academic colleges. Find out more about the new student orientation at Loyola » Back to Top

I’m not Catholic, will I fit in?

Loyola is about accepting people of all faiths with no mission to convert anyone. Many of our students are non-Catholic and practice other spiritual and religious traditions. We celebrate the diversity of faith and are a warm and welcoming community. Explore more about interfaith ministries offered at Loyola or faith-based student organizations on campusBack to Top

Do I have to live on campus?

All first year and sophomore students are required to live on campus, unless they live in commutable distance as determined by Residential Life. Back to Top

How do I apply for campus housing?

Once you are admitted, students may apply for housing through Residential Life. They can answer any questions you may have about living in the residence halls. Back to Top

What if I don’t get along with my roommate?

The professional staff in Residential Life will work with roommates to navigate conflict resolution successfully. If you have an issue with your roommate, try to resolve it between the two of you first by talking. If further guidance is needed, contact your Residence Hall Area DirectorBack to Top

What are Learning Communities?

A Learning Community (LC) is an integrated system of learning that engages students more actively in the academic and social fabric of Loyola’s campus. LCs encourage academic and personal growth by housing classmates together in a common living space and by complementing the student’s classroom experience with intentional out-of-class programming and reflection. Find out more about learning communities » Back to Top

What campus jobs are available?

Please contact Human Resources with questions about available student jobs on campus. Back to Top

What is there to do on campus?

Student Affairs, along with other divisions on campus, develop and offer many programs and activities throughout the year that take place right here on campus. Check our campus calendar regularly for events, programs, and athletics. Back to Top

Does Loyola have many student clubs and organizations?

Students can choose from more than 85 campus clubs and organizations. Find out more in the Office of Co-Curricular Programs » Back to Top

How many athletic sports do we have on campus?

Athletics & Wellness has many club and fitness programs available to students of all interests and skill levels. Wolfpack Athletics currently fields teams in Men’s baseball, Women’s volleyball and tennis, and both Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track and basketball. In the future, Men’s tennis, Women’s softball, and Men’s and Women’s golf and soccer will be added. Back to Top

How are hurricane emergencies handled?

The university maintains a Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan with regularly updated guidelines and resources to assist students, faculty and staff in making adequate preparations. All Loyola students are required to file a Personal Evacuation Plan through their LORA account indicating an evacuation location and emergency contact information. Resident students will not receive their room keys without first filling out a Personal Evacuation Plan.

Students are not allowed to remain on Loyola's campus, including residence halls, when an evacuation is ordered. Students must make transportation and lodging arrangements so that they will be safely outside the storm area. Back to Top

What if I get sick or have a medical emergency?

The Student Health Center is operated by Ocshner Health Services. Professional staff is available Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 p.m. Emergency after hour care is contracted with Tulane Emergency Medical Technicians, who also provide our ambulance services. Ocshner has several walk-in clinics, and the major hospital is within 3 miles of the university. Residential Life provides taxi vouchers to students who must go to an off-site clinic for emergency health care. Back to Top

How safe is Loyola?

According to a recent Reader’s Digest survey, Loyola University New Orleans received an A rating for its safety record and was listed, among other top universities, as being one of the safest universities in the country. Loyola is listed as the 37th safest campus, which placed it among the top third surveyed universities. Back to Top

Can I access the internet from my room?

All major university buildings and residential halls are wired into the University’s main server allowing campus wide access to the internet 24 hours a day. If you have problems using Loyola's internet or Wi-Fi, contact Information Technology's Help Desk at (504) 865-2255 or helpdesk@loyno.eduBack to Top

How can I put Wolf Bucks on my Express Card?

Your Express Card can perform several functions, including allowing residence hall access and paying for campus dining with Wolf Bucks. To add Wolf Bucks to your card to purchase meals at any of our campus dining locations, please visit the Dining Services website. You can add $100 increments by choosing the option ADD MORE WOLFBUCKS on the right side of the page. For more information about Wolf Bucks and the different things your Express Card can do on campus, check the Campus Dining page. If you have more questions or technical problems signing up, visit the Residential Life office in Biever Hall, or call (504) 865-2445. Back to Top