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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 Loyola students, faculty, and staff; learn about programs and services available to you; and get acquainted with your new home. 

The Welcome Pack Newsletter 

The Welcome Pack email newsletter is sent from mid May through October. This newsletter features important information and resources to help students prepare for their first year. Parents/Caregivers also receive a copy. You can find an archive of sent emails on the admitted student page.

Online Orientation Modules

Information on how to log into 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 their Online Orientation Modules. Students must complete the Online Modules by August 13, 2024, 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/caregivers 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

Online Orientation

Krewe Chats 

Starting in June, incoming students will be placed into orientation groups, called "krewes." Their orientation leader, or "Krewe Leader" will send out weekly communications so that incoming students can meet fellow new members of the Wolf Pack, get questions answered, and gain valuable information on how to successfully transition to the university. From June 13–17 and July 22-26, 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. Krewe Chats are optional. KLs will answer questions about Wolf Pack Welcome, Welcome Week, or the university. There will be a chat function enabled.

Care for the Whole Student Panel Discussion

At Loyola, we want to set you up for success both inside and outside of the classroom. We invite you to join us for a virtual panel discussion to learn about holistic programs and support services available through the Office of Student Affairs and Pan-American Life Student Success Center. We will also discuss common scenarios you may face in your first year on campus and tips to navigate these situations. Choose from two sessions: 

Session #1

Session #2

Meet the Dean Virtual Town Halls

Join us for a live Meet the Dean town hall event held via Zoom. Department leaders will share some of the unique benefits of the academic college associated with your chosen major. 

College of Music and Media

  • Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. CT
  • Join on Zoom
  • Passcode: Loyola 

College of Business

  • Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. CT
  • Join on Zoom
  • Meeting ID: 943 9260 9131
  • Passcode: 632576

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m. CT
  • Join on Zoom 
  • Meeting ID: 910 0683 5152
  • Passcode: 702846

Work Study Info Sessions 

The Career Development Center and Office of Financial Aid invite you to learn all about the Federal Work Study Program (FWS) at Loyola University! Discover everything you need to know about FWS, including its rules, regulations, and the plethora of opportunities and benefits available to eligible students. Parents/caregivers will gain invaluable insights into how to prepare for the academic year as a Federal Work Study Employee. Choose from three sessions: 

Session #1 

  • Wednesday, July 17 from 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Join Zoom Meeting 
  • Meeting ID: 928 7896 7261
  • Passcode: workstudy

Session #2 

  • Tuesday, July 23 from 12 – 1 p.m. 
  • Join Zoom Meeting 
  • Meeting ID: 928 7896 7261
  • Passcode: workstudy

Session #3 

  • Friday, August 2 from 12 – 1 p.m. 
  • Join Zoom Meeting 
  • Meeting ID: 928 7896 7261
  • Passcode: workstudy


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Advising and Registration

Students admitted for Fall 2024 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 August 2, 2024. 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 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 throughout the summer and after school begins. Students will hear from their first-year coaches by early June.

Visit the Incoming Student Page for more resources

New Student Events

New Student Programs FAQs

  • 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.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore the online modules using the parent/guest access on the orientation website. They’ll find a wealth of information about campus activities, academics, and support services for students. Wolf Pack Welcome will take place on August 15 – 18, 2024. Wolf Pack Welcome is mandatory for all first-year students, both residential and commuter. We will also provide optional programming for parents and caregivers. A full schedule of events will be available in July.

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 July 1, 2024, please email Tia Teamer, Assistant Director for Student Life.

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 13, 2024 in order for their Orientation Registration hold to be removed. In addition, we recommend that parents review the orientation modules.

The fee will be 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.

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