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Parent Events

Parents, welcome to the Wolf Pack! You're an invaluable part of the Loyola community, providing guidance and support to your students as they embark on their college journey. To support the important work you do as parents and caretakers, the Department of Student Life and Ministry invites you to join our virtual webinars on various topics throughout the school year. Take a look at what's coming up!

Supporting the Wolf Pack as they Return Home for the Holidays

This recorded webinar for parents and caregivers offers tips and resources to help students prepare to leave campus and return home for Thanksgiving break and the holidays. Hear from Loyola staff and parents about how to support your student through this transition and final exams.


Mental Health and Support: Drop-in Groups

Post-Election Resource

Talking About the Election Constructively

Virtual Programming: HowlConnect

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Supporting the Wolf Pack through Homesickness

Is your student experiencing homesickness? Going away to college is a big step, but this year brings extra challenges for students to adjust to their new environment and campus community. The Department of Student Life and Ministry hosted a recent webinar via Zoom to discuss ways to support your student and resources available. The panel included current students and Loyola staff to share diverse perspectives on housing, student health, campus engagement, student conduct, and more. Watch the recorded sessions below!

Session One

Session Two


Have questions about the events or technical issues accessing the meeting? Email us at or call 504.856.3428. 


Helpful Resources

Student Affairs Panel for Returning Parents

Our recent virtual panel for parents of returning students is packed with great information and resources you may find helpful. Take a look!

Webinar: Helping Your Student Navigate College Life

This webinar will provide valuable information about resources to help your student succeed. We will cover the support networks and free services available to your student on Loyola’s campus. We’ll also discuss common scenarios students face in their first year on campus and how you can help your student navigate these situations.

Session 2

Recorded on August 5 at 5 p.m. CDT

Session 1

Recorded on July 22 at 12 p.m. CDT 


    Student Affairs Panel for Parents

    Thank you to those who were able to attend one of our virtual panel sessions. As noted in the panel, please see below for video recordings of the two sessions and a list of panelist contact information. Feel free to reach out with more detailed questions in order for us to serve you best. We look forward to welcoming your student to campus this fall!

    Session 1

    Recorded on July 1 at 12 p.m. CDT 

    Session 2

    Recorded on July 1 at 5 p.m. CDT

    Please find below, contact information for all the panelists. 
    Alicia A. Bourque, Ph.D.
    Chief Student Affairs Officer

    Amy Jo Boyle
    Director of Residential Life

    Phoebe Carriere
    General Manager, Sodexo Food Services

    Jordan Gabriel, MBA
    Assistant Athletic Director

    Maris V Hazners
    Manager, Loyola University New Orleans Bookstore

    Dale O’Neill, PhD
    Director, Department of Student Life and Ministry

    Andrea Rodriguez, M.S.
    Director, Office for Accessible Education (OAE)
    Pan-American Life Student Success Center

    Diana M. Ward, Ph.D.
    Chief Student Conduct Officer and Title IX Coordinator

    Asia Wong, LCSW-BACS
    Director, Counseling & Health Services