Why Live On Campus?

On-campus living promotes the ideals of a Jesuit education, and students living on campus at Loyola receive many benefits. Here are 10 research supported reasons why you should Live with the Pack:

Living on campus gives you opportunities to meet new people and make friends, go to campus events, join student organizations, and participate in leadership experiences. Learn more about Leadership Opportunities with Residential Life.

National research tells us that students who live on campus have better grade point averages (GPA) than students who live off campus. Also, students living on campus are more satisfied with their college experience and more likely to graduate than their commuter counterparts.

Living on campus means no sitting in traffic or search for parking; which means a stress free commute to class and co-curricular activities. The library, classroom buildings, and on- campus dining options are less than a 10 minute walk from each residence hall!

Safety and security is a priority on Loyola’s campus, with University Police, Residential Life staff, and an on call mental health counselor are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Learn more about Public Safety & University Police.

Students living on campus have convenient access to our University Sports Complex, group fitness classes, healthy dining options, worship services, and the Student Health Center.

At first look, living off campus may seem less expensive, however, when considering all costs (rent, food, gas, water, electricity, internet/cable, furniture, and maintenance) living on campus can be cheaper and is included in one convenient bill!

Living on campus offers a variety of options for first-year and upper-class students. First year students may apply to live in a Themed Living Community, a cohort of students intentionally brought together around a common purpose in order to make living on campus a more personalized experience. Loyola also offers a traditional first-year living environment, which offers specialized events to assist first-year students in the adjustment to college life. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors have the option to apply for suite and apartment style living, which offer additional common space and kitchen access. All of these opportunities seek to enhance and compliment your in-classroom experience.

As you adjust to life away from home, trained student and professional staff members in Residential Life are available to assist with personal and academic concerns.Learn more about Residential Life staff.

Eating great food is huge part of the New Orleans culture and all students are required to participate in a campus dining plan. Sodexo’s dining partner concept allows you to choose from over 25 dining options on both Loyola and Tulane’s campus, including the new addition of Starbucks and locally owned Slice Pizzeria.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Living on campus puts you in the heart of the Uptown New Orleans area including convenient access to the street car, Audubon Park and Zoo, along with great local restaurants and festivals. Living here is really a one of a kind experience! Learn more about Loyola's Residence Halls.

Residency Requirement

As a residential campus, Loyola requires each student to live on campus for two (2) years. Campus residents are also required to carry a meal plan. Learn more about Loyola's Residency Requirement.


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