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 by a host 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 here.
Early Guest Registration costs $100 and must be complete by 4:00 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. 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 CD on Duty who will collect the registration form and fee, and will notify each desk to add the student to their Guest List. Payment must be submitted to the CD on Duty, as it is a holiday weekend and the Residential Life office will not be open. Registrations will be accepted between the hours of 8am and 10pm ONLY.
Absolutely NO guests may be registered after Noon on Monday.
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 guest identification card the first time they check into their building whick will permit them into the lobby of the residence hall in which they are registered to stay. 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 identification card, complete with building sticker and current validation sticker, 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 room, lounge, bathroom, or kitchen.
You can see current Parade schedules and routes online at NOLA.com.