Themed Living Communities at Loyola University New Orleans

Themed Living Communities

Themed Living Communities (TLCs) are cohorts of students intentionally brought together around a common purpose in order to make living on-campus a more rewarding adventure. By choosing to live on a residence hall floor with people who share your interests, lifestyle, or academic courses, students become friends and support each other both academically and socially. Our goal is to not only establish strong communities and create a true sense of home. 

All TLCs require a one-year contract for the 2015-2016 academic year. Click on the links below to learn more about to learn more about each community. 


Students particpating in Themed Living Communities will:

  1. Form lasting friendships with students who share similar values and interestes in the context of a diverse community
  2. Meet at least one faculty member outside of the classroom in a residence hall setting
  3. Connect to the Loyola and New Orleans communities through floor events and programs
  4. Gain skills neccesary for long term success at Loyola





Substance-Free Living

*All four communites will be located in Buddig Hall

How to Apply

To apply for housing in a TLC, simply mark the appropriate box in the TLC section of your new student housing application. All housing applications are completed through your Residence account. Learn more about Residence and complete your application at

Please note that some University programs that are associated with residential Themed Living Communities have additional requirements for participation. Interested students must complete all required applications and/or prerequisites for both the Office of Residential Life and the associated program. Please review specific program websites for full information. 

TLC programs requiring an addtional application include Leadership, Substance Free and Spark. 

Application Deadline- JULY 1, 2015

LEAD (Leadership Engagement And Development)

LEAD is a cluster of first-year students who live, study, and learn together. The community will familiarize you with the university's values and the opportunities for leadership accross campus. Additionally, this community will offer students opportunities to explore their leadership potential, build their confidence, and give them the skills to live a life of leadership. 

Through a partnership with the Office of Co-Curricular Programs, students living on the LEAD TLC floor will have the opportunity to participate in monthly programs created solely for the residents on this floor. Programs will consist of personality assessments, time and personal management workshops, resume tips and mock interviews, multiculturalism, social justice, and public speaking essentials. To help with their transition to Loyola and build their connections across campus, LEAD students will also be paired up with a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honorary society for students at Loyola. All LEAD students are also required to take an Emerging Leaders course in the fall semester. More information on Emerging Leaders can be found here.

All first-year students are eligible to apply! Application is available in your Residence account.


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Students admitted to the Honors program may live in a community where they are surrounded by their peers from the Honors program. This placement provides incoming Honors students the benefits of living, studying, and socializing together and the opportunity to participate in the rich array of programs and events designed specifically for first-year students. Students will work closely with Honors faculty to participate in programs such as the mentoring program for first-year and upper-class students and the annual Honors laser tag event.

All first-year students are eligible to apply to the University Honors Program. While Honors students will receive priority for placement in this TLC, all first-year students are welcome to apply and may be placed on the floor according to availability of spaces. To learn more about the University Honors Program, please visit:

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Spark - "Go forth and set the world on fire"

The Spark service and ministry community challenges students to engage in the city of New Orleans while building a community of their own. 'Sparker' will work as a floor to develop one service or advocacy project per semester and will have the opportunity to connect and build relationships with University Ministry staff through monthly events and workshops. Past Spark community service partners have included the Dodwell House and Green Light New Orleans. More details to come!

All first-year students are eligible to apply! For more information please visit the Spark website at or email Joe Deegan, Spark Advsior, at Application is available in your Residence account.



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Substance-Free Living

The Substance-Free Living community is for students who are committed to a lifestyle without any use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Residents of the Substance-Free Living community agree to refrain from the use of these substances. Students choosing to live in Substance-Free Living are committed to a choice they believe is paramount to their social and academic success at Loyola. Residents participating in this TLC will be required to sign the Substance-Free TLC Agreement. 

All first-year students are eligible to apply! Application is available in your Residence account. 


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Please contact Frances Tosca to inquire, and you may always call Residential Life at (504) 865-2445.