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Why Live On Campus?

On-campus living promotes the ideals of a Jesuit education, and students living on campus at Loyola receive many benefits. 


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. 


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 searching 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 and 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 complement 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 campuses, including the Starbucks located on campus.


Living on campus gives you access to the many great attractions, restaurants, shops, and green spaces located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans.

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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