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!

Meal Tickets

Student lunch on Day 2 of Orientation is covered under the student's Orientation Fee. This fee is billed along with tuition for the fall semester. Parent, family, and guests may purchase a meal ticket for lunch on Day 2 during check-in on Day 1 or before lunch on Day 2. 

Student Overnight Accommodations

During the June 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 can indicate their preference to stay on campus when they register for Orientation.  There is no additional charge to stay on-campus during Orientation. Students staying on campus will not be provided with bed linens including sheets and a pillowcase, pillow, and towel.  However, if students would like linens to be provided to them.  They can request them by click 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.

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.

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.  

What to Pack

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 and wash cloth
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Personal toiletries
  • 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)
  • Sunscreen

Frequently Asked Questions

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