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Orientation

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! 

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, New Student Programs has adjusted to foster the health and wellness of our Wolf Pack. 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 login and complete the orientation modules will be sent to students Loyola emails. Students must complete the Online Modules by the first day of class 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 are 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: Within two weeks of their deposit, students will receive their schedule from their dedicated, go-to Advisor. 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 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 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. You will be able to make appointments for advising-coaching sessions over the summer and after school begins. Learn more about the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching.

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.

While we wish we could be in community with each other to welcome you to campus, we will not host any orientation sessions as previously planned.  Instead, we will be hosting an online orientation.  

Parents will have optional access to review the orientation modules if they want. 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.  

Each incoming student will be able to schedule their move-in time slot as early as Jan. 4. Please contact Residential Life to schedule your move-in time and for more information.

Yes, orientation is required for all new students. It is essential that you attend so that you can learn about the academic program, receive academic advising, and register for classes. Information on how to login and complete the orientation modules will be emailed to students. Students must complete the Online Modules in order for their Orientation Registration hold to be removed. In addition, parents will have optional access to review the orientation modules if they want.

The fee will included your student tuition statement.

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 summer 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. You will be able to make appointments for advising-coaching sessions over the summer and after school begins. Learn more about the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching.

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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 of college.