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Virtual Activities & Programming

There are multiple ways to stay engaged with your fellow students, faculty, and staff.  During the 2020-2021 academic year, Student Life and Ministry will host both virtual and in-person engagement opportunities, following COVID guidelines. In addition, during the 2020-2021 school year, each event occurring on campus will have a virtual component.

Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Companioning:

Pastoral counseling is available via telephone or video conferencing with University Minister, Fr. Gregg Grovenburg, S.J. In addition, virtual spiritual companioning is available with University Ministers Laura Alexander, Heather Malveaux, Christine Johnson, and Ken Weber.  Please call (504) 865-3622 or email us to schedule an appointment. 

Worship Schedule:

Sundays: Mass from Ignatius Chapel, 10:30 A.M. Click here to watch the 10:30 A.M. Mass!

Sundays: Mass from Holy Name, 9 P.M.

Weekday Mass from Ignatius Chapel, Monday - Friday, 12 P.M. Click here to watch the 9 P.M. and 12 P.M. Masses!

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship "Connect" Worship Service. Click here to watch every Wednesday at 8 P.M.

CLCs:

CLCs, or Christian Life Communities, are small groups of 6-8 people that meet weekly to explore life and faith. Based in Ignatian Spirituality, CLCs are open to people from all faith and non-faith backgrounds looking to explore the big questions in life: Who am I? Who is God or how do I make meaning of the world? And how can I make a difference? For many students, CLCs really become like a Loyola family. There will be both in-person and fully online options for groups this year. Register for a 2020-2021 CLC between 8/21 and 9/10  Contact Laura Alexander, with questions or visit our website for more information. 

Retreats:

Senior Retreat

When: January 31st, 2021

Register By: January 22nd, 2021

The senior retreat is an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time at Loyola, share the excitement and anxiety that comes with being a second-semester senior, and begin to look ahead to post college life with the help of some recent alums. The retreat will include opportunities for students who are not on campus to participate virtually. Register today!

 

Sophomore and Junior Retreat

When: March 20th, 2021

Register By: March 12th, 2021

This day-long retreat is offered in collaboration with the Career Development Center. The day combines Ignatian spirituality and discernment (who am I, how am I gifted, and how can I use these gifts in service to the world) with career development tools to help you reflect on your post-Loyola plans in an energizing and practical way. The retreat will include opportunities for students who are not on campus to participate virtually. Contact Laura Alexander to be notified when registration opens. 

 

Awakening

When: April 9th - 10th, 2021

The Awakening Retreat encourages students to experience the love of God through community. It's a great way to connect with other students and explore your spirituality. The Spring 2021 Awakening Retreat will include opportunities for students who are not on campus to participate virtually. Please email Laura Alexander, if you are interested in being notified when registration opens in January. 

Virtual Events:

Download the Corq App or log in to HowlConnect to see both virtual and in person events happening throughout the week. In addition, the University Programming Board hosts weekly virtual events.  Follow the University Programming Board on Instagram (Loyno_UPB) to stay up to date with campus programming both on campus and virtual. 

Student Organizations:

Interested in joining a student organization?!  Search through our various student organizations in HowlConnect.  On the organization's portal, the organization will detail how students can get involved virtually.  Fraternity and Sorority Life is also proving opportunities to join chapters virtually. Please email gogreek@loyno.edu for more information. 

Campus Recreation:

Campus Recreation will be hosting multiple events throughout the Spring Semester that can be done virtually such as a Step Challenge (where you could win a Fitbit), a virtual 5k, Sports Trivia, and more. Make sure to create an IMLeagues.com account using your Loyola Email to stay up to date with Campus Recreation.

  • Did you know Loyola University New Orleans provides all students, staff, and faculty free access to video conferencing with Zoom through your email address. This is a great way to “meet up” with your friends, classmates, and student organization members.
  • Are you a leader of a student organization on campus? Check out our Howl Connect guide with ways to engage your student org.

Virtual Fitnes

  • Missing group fitness classes or going to the gym? Check out the Planet Fitness Facebook page for live-streamed daily workouts several times a day.
  • Looking for additional resources for workouts, check out Fitness Blender for free at home workouts with little to no equipment needed.
  • Is Yoga more your thing? Check out CorePower Yoga to keep up your practice from the comfort of your living room.
  • For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, visit UCLA Health for downloadable guided meditations in both English and Spanish.
  • For other mediation activities, Insight Timer has over 300 activities to choose from.
  • For a list of free YMCA exercise classes, make sure to check out YMCA360!
  • Virtual COVID-19 Friendly Field Trips Around the World

Virtual Tours & Museums

Experience the best museums from NYC to France to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. Check out these sites to go on virtual tours of different museums and specific exhibits.

Check out some cool places around the world from National Parks to National Landmarks.

Animal Webcams

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Just want a cute and cuddly distraction? Check out several different animal live cam options from watching silly sea otters and curious elephants or just mellow out to the hypnotic drifting jellyfish.

More Fun Things To Do!