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A Quick Guide to Move in Day!

As the fall semester is coming soon, we wanted to provide you with some information about the move-in process for your student!

Check out the Fall Move-In Letter if you prefer to print!

Move-in will take place the following dates and times for Fall 2022:

Move in will be spread out over a week with two-hour move in windows to ensure social distancing practices are followed.  Residents are required to select one check in time and date during move in week from August 15-17.  Upperclassmen can move in on August 18-20.  Please select your check in time by July 15th at 5pm.  

all other early arrivals are approved by the Director of Residential Life

Check-in process

When you arrive on campus, you and your student should drive up to the outdoor check in station. Be sure your student has submitted their immunization paper work to Student Health/Public Health.  Additionally, you will need to confirm that your financial balance has been cleared by Student Financial Services. Your student will not receive their keys until all outstanding balances have been cleared and paperwork has been submitted to the appropriate offices. They can check their LORA account for more information. Once your student receives their key(s), they may proceed to their building and floor and their RA will be there to meet and welcome them!

Parking, Unloading, and Parking Garages

  • If you are moving into Biever hall, you will park in the West Road Garage and enter from St. Charles Ave.
  • If you are moving into Buddig or Carrolton, you will park in the Freret Street Garage and enter from Freret St.
  • If you are moving into Cabra/Founders, you will park in the lot next to Cabra, directly off Pine Street.

Unloading Only Rule: For move-in day, you will only be able to park on the first floor of the garage for 30 minutes before you will have to move your car to a permanent parked location on the upper floors of the assigned parking garage.

Dollies/Moving Help/Equipment

Residential life will have dollies to check-out for move-in. However, these get are checked out very quickly and there can be a wait. Please consider bringing in your own moving equipment to expedite your move-in process. 

Packages (UPS, DHL and FedEx)

Ship to your room using University and Student Services (USS).  Cut out the stress of waiting for the elevator on move in day.  Ship your items to USS by August 1, check in on move in day, and go straight to your room where your items will be ready to be unpacked!  More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Directly ship to Loyola using UPS, FEDEX, or DHL. No more than 2 boxes will be accepted per resident.  Please limit the size of the box to no larger than 24" x 18" x 24" (W x L x H) or 6 cu/ft.  Please use the resident’s full legal name and the following address: 200 LaSalle Ct., New Orleans, LA 70118.  Items shipped by August 1 will be delivered to the resident’s room.  Any items received from August 10-23 are not guaranteed to be delivered to the resident’s room.  The Biever package room will not be open to the public during move in week, and will reopen beginning August 22nd.  

Dress for the day

New Orleans is VERY hot and can be rainy during the month of August. Please dress cool and comfortable. Stay hydrated and remain patient. Our goal is to work as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Water stations will be available, but we always recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle.


If you need any assistance on move-in day, just find one of our staff members and we are happy to serve! The Res Life Team will be in red t-shirts! We look forward to meeting you all! Other questions? Feel free to contact our main office at 504-865-2445.

Books for Parents

Coburn, K. L., & Treeger, M. L. (2003). Letting go: A parent’s guide to understanding the college years (4th ed.). New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Johnson, H. E., & Schelhas-Miller, C. (2000). Don’t tell me what to do, just send money: The essential parenting guide to the college years. New York: St. Martin’s Press.