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Parent Events and Resources

Parents and caregivers, 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, we offer many opportunities for you to foster relationships with your new Loyola family starting this summer. Take a look at upcoming virtual panels, online resources, and more! We also have recordings of previous events linked below. 

Parent/Caregiver Online Orientation

New incoming spring students are required to complete online orientation by January 12 to prepare for the start of the semester. We also encourage parents and caregivers to explore the optional parent/guest access on the orientation website. You’ll find a wealth of information about campus activities, academics, and support services for students.

Federal Work Study Info Session

The Career Development Center and Office of Financial Aid hosted an informational session for parents/caregivers about the Federal Work Study Program (FWS) at Loyola. This session covered the rules, regulations, opportunities, and benefits available to eligible students. Watch the recording below to learn how to help your student prepare for the academic year as a Federal Work Study Employee. 

Zoom Recording

Passcode: aH!MiXE1


President’s Welcome and Town Hall

President Cole at Loyola

President Cole hosted virtual welcome and town hall for incoming students and their parents/caregivers on July 24. 

Watch the Recording

    Student Affairs Virtual Panels 

    We invite you and your student to join us virtually for a panel discussion to learn about programs and services available to your student 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.

    There will be a chat function enabled, which will allow questions to be answered by a Loyola professional staff member. We will host two sessions, so please choose the one that works best for your schedule. 

    Session #1 recorded on July 25 at 5:30 p.m. CT 

    Session #2 recorded on July 26 at 12 p.m. CT

    Have questions about the events or technical issues accessing a meeting? Email us at or call 504-856-3428

    Student Success Center Virtual Panels

    Join leaders from the Student Success Center to learn about the support networks and free services available to students on Loyola’s campus. This panel will also discuss common scenarios students face in their first year on campus and how parents/caregivers can help their students navigate these situations.

    There will be a chat function enabled, which will allow questions to be answered by a Loyola professional staff member. We will host two sessions, so please choose the one that works best for your schedule. 

    Session #1 recorded on July 19 at 12 p.m. CT

    Session #2 recorded on July 19 at 5 p.m. CT 

    Meet the Dean Virtual Town Halls 

    Students and caregivers can join us for live Meet the Dean town hall events held via Zoom. Department leaders will share some of the unique benefits of the academic college associated with your child’s chosen major. 

      College of Music and Media

      College of Business

      College of Arts and Sciences

      Wolf Pack Welcome Programming

      All Fall new students attend Wolf Pack Welcome on August 17 – 20. Wolf Pack Welcome is mandatory for all first-year students, both residential and commuter. We will also provide optional programming for parents and caregivers during Wolf Pack Welcome. View the full schedule on Guidebook, a mobile-friendly app that we encourage new students to download ahead of the event.   

      Subscribe to Loyola’s Parent Newsletter

      Parents of the Pack is a monthly email newsletter featuring a roundup of the most important information and updates from across the university. This resource is for anyone who provides an essential support system for Loyola students—parents, other family members, guardians, and more. Please subscribe here to get added to our mailing list. If you have any questions, please reach out to

      How to Access Your Student’s Information

      In keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a parent or guardian must be explicitly authorized by their student to receive access to information such as: 

      • Educational records
      • Registration status
      • Class schedule
      • Room and board
      • Financial aid
      • Billing information

      There are a few different ways your student can give you access. Learn more in the links below: