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New Student Programs

Congratulations on your acceptance to Loyola University New Orleans! Loyola's New Student Programs are a great opportunity to meet the Loyola students, faculty, and staff; learn about the programs and services offered, and more! 

This year, the following will be provided to new students and parents to welcome you to our Wolf Pack Family. Click here to see the New Student Resource Guide

1. Online Orientation: Information on how to log in to Single Sign On and complete the orientation modules will be sent to students' Loyola emails. Once students receive their Single Sign On credentials, they can complete the Orientation Modules. Students must complete the Online Modules by August 17, 2022, in order for their Orientation Registration hold to be removed. The modules do not have to be completed in real-time and students can stop and go throughout the modules. The modules should not take more than 3 hours to complete. In addition, parents are encouraged to review the orientation modules as they provide a wealth of information. Here’s a look at the topics that will be covered:

  • Safety and Security in the Big Easy
  • Student Living and Dining services
  • Student health and counseling
  • Loyola Technology
  • Introduction to Academic Life
  • Introduction to your College 
  • Student Life and Ministry

2. Virtual Advising and Registration: Students admitted for Fall 2022 will receive a tentative schedule from their dedicated faculty-advisor.

  • Students should complete the Academic Advising and Involvement Survey as soon as the deposit is made.  

  • When New Student Registration opens in mid-April, advisors will register surveyed students within about two weeks.
  • Registration will continue on a rolling basis after that, with students hearing from their advisors within two weeks of completing the survey.
  • The last day to submit a survey is June 17, 2022.  After the survey closes, registration will continue on a rolling basis according to deposit until school starts.

Students will be able to discuss their schedule, and make adjustments to their registration if appropriate. If a student is considering changing their Major, they should let their summer advisor know — they will get the student connected with the new department, and a new advisor who can update their schedule for their new Major.

For first-year students, advising occurs across several offices, and students will have access to advisors in each office before and after school starts. In the Pan-American Student Success Center, the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching assigns each deposited student a first-year advisor-coach, who will guide the student through the transition to academic life in college and connect the student with the Loyola community throughout their first year at school. Students will be able to make appointments for advising-coaching sessions over the summer and after school begins.

3. Attend Virtual Programming over the Summer:

  • Meet the Dean: You’re invited! Please join us virtually over the summer to learn more about the college associated with your major and to start to envision academic life at Loyola. Attending these meetings is optional. There will be a Q&A at the end, so please bring your questions.

  • Krewe Chats: From June 27-July 1, Krewe Leaders will lead small-group virtual meetings where new students will meet fellow new members of the Wolf Pack, get questions answered, and gain valuable information on how to successfully transition to the university. Again, during the first week of August, Krewe Leaders will host virtual a virtual Krewe Chat to answer last minute questions.

  • President’s Welcome and Town Hall: On July 25, 2022 at 5 pm, Interim President Daffron will host a virtual welcome to answer questions from incoming students and their parents/caregivers. 

4. Nearpeer: Nearpeer is an engagement software for networking and connecting, fostering inclusion, building community, and inspiring social fit. Nearpeer will be available for download at the end of June.  At that time, you will be able to go to nearpeer.net to create your profile using your Loyno email address. Once you get your confirmation email, complete your profile, and then download the app and log in from your phone. Make sure you include a bunch of interests when you build your profile and say a little something in the "bio" field.

5. Wolf Pack Welcome: Wolf Pack Welcome is a program to kick off the Fall semester for the newest members of the Pack! There are a variety of programs and events to help you prepare for classes, meet other incoming students, participate in Loyola traditions, and more. Some programming includes New Student Convocation, keynote speakers discussing social justice, sexual assault, fun late-night socials, and so much more! Wolf Pack Welcome is mandatory for all first-year students, both residential and commuter. Wolf Pack Welcome is for students only and occurs in person between move-in and the first day of the academic year.

For questions about Wolf Pack Welcome, call 504-865-3622 or email orientation@loyno.edu

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • These programs will prepare you for academic success by introducing you to faculty and staff, teaching you about registration tools and academic culture, and connecting you to important academic support resources.
  • These programs will help you connect to campus by providing opportunities to meet other students.
  • These programs will empower you to be an active learner by teaching you about Loyola policies, introducing you to resources to help when times are tough, and giving you the tools you need to become a critical thinker.

We recommend that parents/caregivers review the orientation modules. Additionally, as a means to foster relationships with your new Loyola family, we will be hosting several optional Zoom panels throughout the semester.  There will be a chat function enabled, which will allow your questions to be answered by a Loyola professional staff member and/or a Krewe Leader. See below for opportunities and visit our Parent Events page.

Meet the Dean
Deans of each academic school will speak about academic expectations and readiness. Deans will represent the following academic colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Music and Media
  • College of Business
  • College of Nursing and Health
  • Loyola Institute of Ministry

Student Affairs Panel
Here, parents will learn about programs and services for their students from representatives of Student Health and Counseling, Residential Life, Dining Services, Athletics, Student Conduct, Title IX, Student Life & Ministry, as well as the Campus Bookstore. The student affairs panel will be offered on the following dates:

  • June 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM CST
    • Click here to join.
  • June 22, 2022 | 5:00 PM CST
    • Click here to join.

Student Success Center Panel
Here, parents will learn valuable resources on how to support their students. The panel will cover the support networks and free services available to students on Loyola’s campus. It will also discuss common scenarios students face in their first year on campus and how parents/caregivers can help their students navigate these situations. The Student Success Center panel will be offered on the following date and times:

  • July 13, 2022 | 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM CST
    • Click here to join.

Federal Work-Study Parent/Caregiver Presentation
This session will cover the rules, regulations, opportunities, and benefits available to eligible students. In addition, parents/legal guardians will learn how to prepare their eligible students who are interested in seeking FWS Student Employment for the academic year. The federal work-study presentation will be offered on the following date and times:

  • July 20, 2022 | 12:00 & 5:00 PM CST
    • Click here to join.

President’s Welcome and Town Hall: On July 25, 2022 at 5 pm, Interim President Daffron will host a virtual welcome to answer questions from incoming students and their parents/caregivers. 

Loyola’s Orientation Leaders are called “Krewe Leaders". This is an ode to the krewes participating in Mardi Gras. A krewe is any group or organization of revelers to band together to host a Mardi Gras ball, ride on a Mardi Gras parade float, and participate in social events throughout the year. The role of the Krewe Leader is to lead groups of new students and their parents/guests to help them acclimate to the university. Krewe Leaders also serve as mentors to students, guiding them not only through orientation but also during their first year at Loyola. Each student will receive an initial email from their Krewe Leader with important information and a link to join their Krewe GroupMe. If you have not received an email from your Krewe Leader after June 10, 2022, or one week after depositing, please email Dale Hall, Assistant Director for Student Life, at ddhall@loyno.edu.

Yes, the Online Orientation Modules and Wolf Pack Welcome are required for all new students. It is essential that you participate in these programs so that you can learn about the academic program, receive academic advising, and register for classes. Information on how to log in and complete the orientation modules will be emailed to students. Students use their Single Sign On credentials to log in to our Online Orientation Modules.  Students must complete the Online Modules by August 17, 2022 in order for their Orientation Registration hold to be removed. In addition, we recommend that parents review the orientation modules.

Within two weeks of your deposit, you will receive your schedule from your dedicated, go-to advisor. You’ll be able to discuss your schedule, and make adjustments to your registration if appropriate. If you’ve been considering changing your Major, let your advisor know -- they will get you connected with the new department, and a new advisor who can update your schedule for your new Major.

For first-year students, advising occurs across several offices, and you will have access to advisors in each office before and after school starts. In the Pan-American Student Success Center, the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching assigns each deposited student a first-year advisor-coach, who will guide you through the transition to academic life in college and connect you with the Loyola community throughout your first year at school.  You can expect to hear from your advisor-coach soon after depositing.  Learn more about the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching.

The fee will included your student tuition statement.

Each incoming student will be able to schedule their move-in time slot over a week's period. Please contact Residential Life to schedule your move-in time and for more information.

Yes, you can order Loyola merchandise via our website.  Remember to visit often for coupons and sales!