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. We also have recordings of previous events below when available.
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 14, 2023, 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 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
Virtual Advising and Registration
Students admitted will receive a tentative schedule from their dedicated faculty-advisor.
- Students should complete the Academic Advising and Involvement Survey in their Admissions Portal as soon as the deposit is made.
- When New Student Registration opens, 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 June 16, 2023. 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 advisor-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 over the summer and after school begins. However, students should hear from their first-year coaches in July.
Virtual Programming Over the Summer
Federal Work Study Info Session
Are you new to the Federal Work Study program? If so, join us for a virtual orientation session to learn the details and expectations of working on campus!
We will host two virtual options for FWS eligible students on Wednesday, August 9:
- Option 1 at 9:30–10:30 a.m.
- Option 2 at 2:30–3:30 p.m.
- Meeting ID: 998 7605 8881
- Passcode: workstudy
Meet the Dean
You’re invited! Please join us virtually over the summer to learn more about the college associated with your major and to start to envision academic life at Loyola. Attending these meetings is optional. There will be a Q&A at the end, so please bring your questions.
College of Music and Media
- One session on June 15, 2023
- Watch the Zoom Recording
- Passcode: Z4!^RtW7
College of Business
- One session on June 21, 2023
- Watch the Zoom Recording
- Passcode: @U&=^L=5
College of Arts and Sciences
- Two sessions on June 28, 2023
- Watch the Zoom Recording
- Passcode: 7gg?0m%g
From June 11–17 and July 9–15, Krewe Leaders will lead optional 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. Your Krewe Leader will reach out to you with more information.
Student Affairs Panels
Join us virtually for a panel discussion to learn about programs and services available through the Office of Student Affairs. Panelists include representatives of Student Health and Counseling, Residential Life, Dining Services, Athletics, Student Conduct, Title IX, Student Life & Ministry, as well as the Campus Bookstore. We hosted two panels that were recorded below for on-demand viewing.
Session #1 took place on July 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. CT
Session #2 took place on July 26, 2023 at 12 p.m. CT
If you have a question for a specific department, please reach out to the point of contact listed below.
Alicia Bourque, PhD
- Vice President of Student Affairs
- Director of Residential Life
Dale O'Neill, PhD
- Assistant Vice President, Student Life and Ministry
Dymphna Davis, PhD
- Director of Student Health and Counseling
Dawn Broussard, Ed.D
- Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Chief Student Affairs Officer
- Director of Student Conduct
- Sodexo Dining
- Bookstore Manager
- Director of Athletics
President’s Welcome and Town Hall
President Cole hosted a virtual welcome and town hall for incoming students and their parents/caregivers on July 24. Joined by Student Affairs staff, we answer many of your common questions about move-in, orientation, and life at Loyola!
Wolf Pack Welcome
Taking place August 17–20, Wolf Pack Welcome is a program to kick off the fall semester for the newest members of the Pack! There are a variety of programs and events to help you prepare for classes, meet other incoming students, and participate in Loyola traditions. Wolf Pack Welcome is mandatory for all first-year students, both residential and commuter. Programming includes:
- New Student Convocation
- Keynote speakers discussing topics such as social justice and sexual assault
- Fun late-night socials
For questions about Wolf Pack Welcome, call 504-865-3622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We recommend that parents/caregivers review the orientation modules. 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. In addition, there are parent/caregiver programs during Wolf Pack Welcome. Please visit the Wolf Pack Welcome website for the schedule of programs.
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 June 5, 2023, 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 14, 2023 in order for their Orientation Registration hold to be removed. In addition, we recommend that parents review the orientation modules.
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 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. Learn more about the Office of Academic Advising and Success Coaching.
The fee will included your student tuition statement.