Krewe Group 2018

Planning Your Visit

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for New Student Orientation.  Check out the folowing information about accommodations, getting to campus, what to pack, and more!

Orientation Meals

For Summer Orientation, student meals are provided for breakfast and lunch on Day 1 & Day 2. Parent, family, and guests must be registered in order to enter our dining facilities. Guest register here. Guest registration will cover all provided meals during orientation.

For Spring Orientation, breakfast and lunch are provided to new students. We can also welcome up to two guests per student for $20 per guest. With this fee, meals are provided to guests. To pay your guests' registration fee, please visit this secure webpage.


Student Overnight Accommodations 

During the Summer New Student Orientation sessions, students are invited to stay in a residence hall on-campus. This gives students an opportunity to sample what it will be like to live on campus. Students staying on campus will not be provided with bed linens. However, if students would like linens (bed linens including sheets and a pillowcase, pillow, and towel) to be provided to them; they can request them by clicking here.

Orientation Leaders, known as "Krewe Leaders" will stay in the residence hall and be a resource for students during their stay. The front desk of the residence hall will be monitored by Residential Life staff. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate early or extended stays due to early arrival or late departure.

Students attending Spring orientation move-in to their residence hall rooms the day before Spring Orientation. Overnight Accommodations are not provided to commuter students for Spring Orientation.

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Parent and Family Overnight Accommodations

Parents and families are invited to attend New Student Orientation with their student. Please see the Hotel Accommodations section that features local hotels, Loyola rates, and contact information. Please don't forget to ask if there is a Loyola parent discount when making your reservation.

Family is the best!

What to Pack for Summer Orientation?

As you prepare to attend New Student Orientation, be sure to bring the following items with you:

  • Photo ID

  • Linens (pillow, sheets, comforter)

  • Bath towel, wash cloth, and shower shoes

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Personal toiletries

  • Athletic Shoes for Late Night at the Rec

  • Rain coat/ umbrella

  • Sweater or light jacket for air conditioned rooms

  • Alarm clock

  • Pen/ pencil for note taking

  • Money for dinner on your own or for souvenirs from the Bookstore

  • Immunization records (if still needed)

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

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Driving & Parking

If you will be driving to campus for Orientation, please visit the Maps & Directions site for detailed information on how to access campus. Parking is available free of charge during the New Student Orientation dates in both the West Road and Freret Street Garages.  

Ground Transportation

Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is provided to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport for $20 (per person, one way) or $38 (per person, round trip). Call 1-866-596-2699 or 504-522-3500 for more information and to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours in advance for all ADA accessible transfers.

Taxi/ Cab Stand: Taxi service is available to and from the airport. A taxi ride costs approximately $33 for one or two persons and $14 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up from the airport is located on the lower level, outside of the baggage claim area. Pick-up from campus to the airport is located at the On-Campus Cab Stand located between Carrollton and Buddig Residence Halls.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions related to New Student Orientation, check out the FAQ Guide.

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