Everyone knows that Mardi Gras is a big deal in New Orleans, but not everyone knows that the Mardi Gras season actually begins several weeks before Fat Tuesday. Parades and balls typically begin about three weeks prior, and build up to the big celebration before Ash Wednesday. Loyola University New Orleans takes the safety of its residents and the security of its residence halls very seriously. During the Mardi Gras weekend & holiday residential students will notice some changes to protocol concerning entrance to residence halls and guests/visitation.
"Regular" visitation is suspended for ALL residents in ALL residence halls. Visitation hours during Mardi Gras weekend for ALL guests of any gender are 10:00 AM to Midnight. Every guests must be individually checked in to the residence hall and will be required to leave an ID with the Front Desk. All guests who are not registered to stay overnight must check out of the residence hall by Midnight.
All overnight guests must be same-gender; no opposite-gender registrations will be accepted. Overnight guests must be pre-registered to stay on campus during Mardi Gras weekend. Registration is open beginning the week before Mardi Gras. Host students must complete a Guest Registration Form, which can be found below.
Early Guest Registration costs $100 and must be complete by 5:00 PM on the Thursday before Mardi Gras. The student must submit the completed Guest Registration Form (with all information) and must submit cash or personal check in the amount of $100 to the Residential Life Office on the 1st Floor of Biever Hall.
Late Guest Registration begins at 4:00 PM on the Thursday before Mardi Gras and continues until Noon on the Monday before Mardi Gras (also known as Shrove Monday or Lundi Gras). The fee for Late Guest Registration is $200. Payment must be submitted to the AD on Duty, as it is a holiday weekend and the Residential Life office will not be open.
Absolutely NO guests may be registered after Noon on Monday.
If a student wishes to submit a Late Guest Registration while the Residenital Life office is closed, they must contact the Front Desk. The Front Desk will contact the AD on Duty who will collect the registration form and fee, and will notify each desk to add the student to their Guest List.
When the Guest Registration Form is submitted, the staff person will review the form for completeness and will collect the fee from the student. The staff person will fill out the gray box at the top of the form at this time, noting the date, time, payment method, and amount received for record-keeping purposes.
Returned checks will be assessed a $50 fee and the total cost will be billed to the host student's University account.
All guests will be issued a temporary key access card the first time they check into their building. This card will allow them access to the front doors of the residence hall in which they are staying. In order to enter any residence hall, a registered guest must produce that ID card along with a government-issued photo ID, such as a Driver's License.
All resident students must produce their Loyola Express Card in order to gain building access.
Registered guests may enter and exit the building without their host, but will not be keyed into any residence hall wing, room, lounge, or kitchen.
You can see current Parade schedules and routes online at NOLA.com.
Make sure you and your guests are familiar with the policies outlined in Loyola's Student Handbook.
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