Packing for Loyola

While packing, it is important to consider a few things regarding the climate and space in your room.

  • New Orleans weather is hot and humid and usually does not really cool down until the beginning of December. You may want to leave your winter clothing at home until Thanksgiving break.
  • Your room is equipped to house two students and their belongings. Bring only the necessities at first. You will want to work with your roommate(s) on getting organized before packing a lot of extras!
  • Coordinate with your new roommate(s). You will only need only one of many items (TV, MicroFridge, rug, etc.), and you don't want to deal with shipping things home while you are adjusting to college life.

We have compiled a list of items that you may wish to bring and other items that you will need to leave at home.

Items to Bring

Must-haves for Loyola and New Orleans:

  • Protective mattress cover (REQUIRED)
  • Bed linens
    • Biever Hall, Carrollton Hall, and Buddig Hall (floors 2-5) require Twin Long sheets (36" x 80")
    • Cabra Hall (closed for 2012-2013) and Buddig Hall (floors 6-12) require Twin Regular sheets (36" x 76")
    • Please note that Buddig Hall floors 6-12 have beds which are built into the wall and floor. This means there is no under-bed storage. All other floors in Buddig Hall and the other residence halls have adjustable beds, which allows for some under-bed storage. 
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Pillows
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Umbrella and rain boots
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Wastebasket
  • School supplies
  • Planner or appointment book
  • First aid kit and personal medications


Not required, but nice to have:

  • MicroFridge™ (convenient rentals available from our approved partner Collegiate Concepts)
  • Desk lamp
  • Iron or steamer
  • Personal computer or laptop
  • Surge protector
  • Posters or art
  • Area rug
  • Coffeemaker

Things to Leave at Home

Items that are prohibited in Loyola's residence halls:

  • Microwaves (unless part of a MicroFridge™ unit)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles or oil lamps
  • Incense
  • Extension cords or outlet expanders (surge protectors are okay)
  • Pets (except aquarium fish)
  • Knives or other weapons
  • Illicit drugs and other illegal substances
  • Space heaters
  • Explosives and fireworks
  • Combustible materials
  • Open coil appliances or cooking appliances including: hot plates, electric skillets, toasters and toaster ovens
  • Hover-board or similar equipment