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Loyola University New Orleans

Welcome, Graduate Students!

We know you're not a novice when it comes to college life, but getting into graduate school is a big step. We're here to support you as you prepare for your first semester as a grad student at Loyola University New Orleans.

From getting settled in New Orleans to accessing services like the fitness center and career counseling, your Loyola experience goes beyond the classroom. In keeping with our Jesuit values, we care for the whole you—your body, mind, and spirit. Explore this page to find resources, important deadlines, and other tips for a successful start to your graduate experience. 

Jump down to learn about our LOYNO Master Plan email newsletter and view our schedule of emails. We send new incoming graduate students a new newsletter every Wednesday with important information. 

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

Secure your spot in your program.

All graduate students must submit an intent to enroll to secure their spot in their program. Please visit your application portal for more information. 

Access Your Loyola Accounts

Log into important online platforms.

It’s time to set up your digital accounts so you can access vital information to prepare for your arrival. These are the most important platforms you’ll use on a regular basis as a student at Loyola.

  • Log into the Loyola Network through our Single Sign On (SSO) portal
  • Access your LORA Self-Service account
  • Sign into your LOYNO Gmail account 
  • Access your free Microsoft 365

We emailed you with step-by-step instructions, and you can contact the IT Help Desk with any technology-related questions.

Once you're logged into your Gmail account, you can change your name by following these instructions.

Submit Your Immunization Records

Make sure you meet Louisiana requirements.

Loyola and the state of Louisiana require all students to submit immunization documentation. Print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form and have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider. You must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster shot) or submit an exemption request. All documentation should be submitted on the Loyola Public Health Portal. Email for questions and learn more on the immunization website page

Schedule Your Classes

Contact your program advisor.

To schedule your classes for the upcoming semester, you need to be in contact with your program advisor. Review our program contacts page to guide you on how to start this process.  

LOYNO Master Plan

LOYNO Master Plan is a weekly newsletter arriving in your inbox every Wednesday starting in May featuring important information and resources to help you prepare for your first semester as a graduate student at Loyola. 

Fall 2023 Schedule

Here are the topics we will cover each week in your inbox. You can view an archive of the emails here once we send them out. 

Welcome to LOYNO Master Plan

May 24, 2023

Get a preview of the weekly email schedule and complete some of your first action items. 

View Archived Message

Our Jesuit Values

May 31, 2023

At Loyola, we care for the whole you, body, mind, and spirit. Find out how our Jesuit values inspire us to be our best selves.

View Archived Message

Diversity and Social Justice

June 7, 2023

We don’t just talk about diversity at Loyola; find out how we live it every day. 

View Archived Message

Housing and Living Uptown 

June 14, 2023

We will share resources for how to find off-campus housing and get settled into life in New Orleans.

View Archived Message

Dining Services

June 21, 2023

Find out about flexible dining options available on campus.

View Archived Message

Student Success Center

June 28, 2023

We all learn in different ways. Our Student Success Center will help you find the tools and resources that work best for you.

View Archived Email

Student Financial Services

July 5, 2023

We’ll share how to view and pay your e-bill. Get a jumpstart by exploring our easy payment options.

View Archived Email

Student Health & Counseling Services 

JULY 12, 2023

Learn about health and wellness services available to help keep you feeling your best.

View Archived Email

Student Life & Ministry

July 19, 2023

We'll share resources for getting involved on campus, including organizations just for grad students.

View Archived Email

Digest of Important Action Items

July 26, 2023

We'll get you caught up on all the most important to-do's you should complete before you start classes in the fall. 

View Archived Email

Loyola University Bookstore

August 2, 2023

The bookstore will be your go-to source to prepare for your first semester. Plus, you can shop Loyola apparel any time.

View Archived Email

Monroe Library 

August 9, 2023

From equipment reservations to help with research projects, the library will be your second home and a great resource for your studies. 

View Archived Email

Parking Services

August 16, 2023

Your car deserves a safe and secure home, too! We’ll share details for how to get a parking pass and run through the available parking services.

View Archived Email

Resources for the Start of Classes 

August 23, 2023

We’ll share tips to make the most of your first week of the semester and get answers to our most common questions at the start of a new school year. 

Exploring NOLA 

August 30, 2023

Your new home is world-renowned for its vibrant culture, traditions, and delicious food. Find out what life is like in the Big Easy.

Fitness and Athletics

September 6, 2023

Support your Wolf Pack athletes and learn how you can get in the game through club sports and the campus recreation center.

Career Development Center

September 13, 2023

Learn how the Career Development Center can help you discover and articulate your strengths and interests in connection to your professional goals.

Graduate Student Services

Explore services and resources for you.