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Havoc's Sneak Peek

Get a preview of LOYNO this summer!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Loyola University New Orleans! We are so excited to welcome you to the Wolf Pack, and we have a special opportunity for you to start your LOYNO experience this summer. You’re invited to attend Havoc’s Sneak Peek, one of two optional preview days designed just for incoming students and their families. 

Exciting plans await you:

  • See showcases of academic programs and majors
  • Have your senses come alive with a taste of New Orleans music, food and traditions
  • Take advantage of early access to meet with current students, faculty, and staff
  • Visit with campus resources and get help transitioning to campus life

Choose one event date to attend:

  • June 18 (participants must register by June 10)
  • June 25 (participants must register by June 17)

Each event runs from 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Read our FAQ below for more details about the schedule and suggested overnight accommodations for guests visiting from out of town.

Register Now!

Havoc's Sneak Peek Itinerary

Check-In – 8:15–8:45 a.m.

  • Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor, Nunemaker Auditorium Lobby

Welcome – 9 a.m.

  • Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor, Nunemaker Auditorium

Loyola U | You at Loyola: Studying Here as a First-Year Student – 10 a.m.

  • College of Business: Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 1
  • College of Music and Media: Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Monroe Hall, Room 610

> Parent/Caregiver Event: Parents of the Pack: Support Your Students – 10 a.m. 

  • Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor, Nunemaker Auditorium

Academic Showcases – 10:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. (Attend 2 of 7) 

  • Student Success Center Open House, Monroe Library, 2nd Floor
  • Environmental Biology at Loyola, Monroe Hall, Room 610
  • Exploring Opportunities in Criminology and Justice, Monroe Hall, Room 152
  • Research Opportunities in Psychological Sciences and Neuroscience, Monroe Hall, Room 376
  • Studying in the College of Business, Miller Hall, Room 114
  • Studying in the College of Music and Media, Communications/Music Complex, Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor, Nunemaker Auditorium 
  • Where Knowledge Meets Practice: Nursing Showcase, Clinical Simulation Lab, Monroe Hall, 5th Floor 

 Lunch & Exploring Resources – 12 p.m. 

  • Mass in Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, Room 105 (12 – 12: 30 p.m.)
  • Resource Fair, Danna Student Center, 1st Floor, Starbucks Lounge
  • College Office Visits Available:
    • College of Business, Miller Hall, Room 301
    • College of Music and Media, Communications/Music Complex, Room 165
    • College of Arts and Sciences, Student Success Center, Monroe Library, 2nd Floor

Understanding Your Financial Aid & Student Account Balance – 2 p.m. 

  • Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor, Nunemaker Auditorium

Closing Activities – 2:30 p.m. 

  • Celebration, Peace Quad 
  • Campus Tours, Peace Quad, Iggy Statue, Every 15 Minutes
  • Residential Hall Tours, Biever Hall Lobby, Every 15 Minutes 

Additional Resources Available All Day

  • Help Desks: Stop by the 1st floor of the Danna Student Center or the 1st floor of Monroe Hall for directions and additional information
  • Your Loyola ID: Stop by the Loyola University Police Department (LUPD) to pick up your Loyola ID in Biever Hall.
  • JAMNOLA: Spending time in New Orleans? Pick up complimentary tickets to JAMNOLA at the Help Desks. Limit 3 per student. 
  • Decompression Zone: Need a moment to yourself, or to digest all the information being given? Head to the Magis Lounge on the lower level of the Danna Student Center. 

Havoc’s Sneak Peek Frequently Asked Questions 

If you have any questions not addressed in our FAQ, please call the Department of Student Life & Ministry at 504-865-3622 or email   

No, Havoc’s Sneak Peek days are optional for all incoming students. 

Since Havoc’s Sneak Peek is a one-day program, overnight accommodations are not included.  For overnight accommodations, we are pleased to recommend establishments for their reputation and proximity to campus. Review these recommendations and book your hotel through our online portal for discounted rates.

Here are some helpful links so that you can plan your trip!

Maps & Directions

Visit New Orleans

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. CT and will end at 8:45 a.m. CT. An email with the schedule, locations, and other details will be sent the week before the event. 

Yes, Campus Dining will serve lunch in the Orleans Room, with open services from 12 – 2 p.m. The Orleans Room is our on-campus dining hall, giving you a preview of what it will be like to eat lunch as a student. 

We will share a detailed schedule closer to the start of the event. Here are some examples of what to expect: 

  • Group advising to discuss major exploration and planning for your first year 
  • An academic showcase to learn about our interactive learning spaces and experiential opportunities  
  • A resource fair to get help with important checklist items like immunizations and FAFSA 
  • Tours of the residence halls and info for commuter students 
  • Small-group info sessions based on your specific interests 
  • New Orleans treats, music, and fun in the Quad

Yes, each student can bring up to two (2) guests. Please specify how many guests you plan to bring when you register. 

Havoc’s Sneak Peek is an optional preview event to provide extra support and opportunities for incoming students to engage with the LOYNO community over the summer. Wolf Pack Welcome is the mandatory student orientation program that takes place leading up to the start of the semester. All students must attend Wolf Pack Welcome on August 15–18, 2024. 


Havoc’s Sneak Peek is an optional preview event to provide extra support and opportunities for incoming students to engage with the LOYNO community over the summer. Online orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and provides learning modules to prepare students for all aspects of their college experience, including safety, technology, academics, student life, and more. Online orientation modules must be completed before the start of Wolf Pack Welcome.


Yes! Please log into your Admissions Status Portal to upload your headshot in the "Upload Materials" section. Be sure to select "ID Photo" from the dropdown menu. Make sure your photo clearly shows your face and has a vertical orientation. Students who complete this step before Havoc's Sneak Peek will be able to pick up their student IDs during the event.