Resources for Parents & Families of Current Students

Dear Parents & Families,

Welcome to the Wolf Pack! As the parent or family of a Loyola University New Orleans student, you may have questions concerning the experience he or she is having here at Loyola. We recognize the important role that parents and families play in supporting students in these critical transitional years. In addition to being personally accessible, all of us here at Loyola want to provide you with access to information that will be informative and helpful. For that reason, the Parents and Families webpage was specifically designed to link you to some of the most commonly requested information about Loyola University New Orleans.

We are proud and appreciative of our students' decision to attend Loyola University New Orleans, and want to do everything we can to make their experience - and yours - a positive one. That begins with clear, open and routine communications in the areas that are most relevant to you. We hope this webpage will assist us in meeting that important goal.

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact my office at 504-865-2990 or success@loyno.edu.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainey,
Director, Student Success Center

 

 

Housing

Loyola University New Orleans is committed to providing a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into every dimension of each student’s life. The on-campus experience is part of what makes Loyola so special.

The deepest learning and strongest bonds form when students are in an environment that's not just comfortable, but intellectually and creatively stimulating.    Learn more

 

Amnesty Policy

The Amnesty Policy encourages students to assist others or themselves, both on and off campus, by calling for medical assistance in instances of excess alcohol and/or drug use.
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Commuters

Our students who commute to campus are an integral part of the Loyola community. We know commuter students can sometimes feel disconnected and uninformed living off campus. The Department of Student Involvement is here to help ease those anxieties and get all students connected to campus life. Satchmo’s lounge, in the lower level of the Danna Center, is a very popular commuter student space. Board games, darts, foosball, billiards, and other gaming equipment used in Satchmo’s can be checked out in the Student Involvement office.

The Commuter Student Association’s (CSA) sole purpose is to make Loyola’s commuter students feel welcome and appreciated. You can see events hosted by CSA on their OrgSync portal. CSA plans commuter specific events and uses feedback on how to better help those students who live off campus.
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Dining

When students head to the dining hall, we hope they’ll run into friends at every meal. Students can choose from a 10 dining stations, including a grill, deli, soup, or classics featuring housemade dishes. The bakery serves up freshly baked desserts, and the there are vegetarian entrees daily. There is also fun programming including Farmers Markets, themed meals and special celebrations. Loyola University New Orleans also offers a reciprocal dining program with Tulane University giving students another 25 plus dining options on Tulane’s campus. Learn More

 

Academic Advising Center

Loyola provides expert academic guidance to first-year students at the Academic Advising Center. The center and its staff of full-time advisors is committed to instructing students in Loyola’s curriculum, identifying important campus resources, exploring degree programs, accessing registration- and degree-tracking technologies, and making sure that students understand academic policies, procedures, and regulations.

The advisors of the Academic Advising Center are available by appointment and, from 3 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, they walk-in advising to students who need quick guidance or advice. Learn More     

 

Success Coaching

All freshmen at Loyola have been assigned to a success coach. Success coaches work with students one-on-one to make sure students have the tools and resources needed to have a great academic experience.

Success coaches also support students in managing life outside of school because things like extracurricular activities, roommate issues, finances, or even family obligations can sometimes affect academic progress.  Learn More 

 

Student Health

Student Health Services provides primary care treatment for and education about personal health issues for all Loyola students—residential and non-residential, full-time and part-time—that provide a complete medical history form. Treatment in the office is confidential and cost is included in your tuition. Same day appointments are available on a first come, first served basis.
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Counseling

The University Counseling Center supports all our students with confidential mental health counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, substance abuse, sexual assault, academic motivation, grief and other challenges. We are committed to the wellness of all our students, and there are no session limits or charges for our services. We also provide case management services for students seeking specialized care or help accessing resources in the New Orleans community. Learn More

 

Career Development Center

At Loyola, we're committed to every aspect of a student’s education, including what happens after graduation. We want to provide students with a return on their investment  - and yours! - by helping them find a career they are passionate about pursuing. The Career Development Center offers many services to assist students and alumni at any stage of their career development process and maintains strong partnerships with companies that regularly hire Loyola graduates. Learn More

 

Care Packages/Mail

Mail and package service is provided for each residence hall at Loyola by Residential Life. Students have a mailbox for small mail items and students are notified of package delivery by a package receipt left in their campus mailbox. Click here for address information. Learn More

 

Wolfbucks

Wolf Bucks come with every meal plan, and additional Wolf Bucks may be purchased any time by submitting a request. Wolf Bucks are added to your student’s ID. They may be used at dining locations at both Loyola University and Tulane University. Wolf Bucks offer parents peace of mind to know that those funds will be used by the student only for dining purposes. Wolf Bucks also are tax-benefited, so the student pays less tax at dining locations.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The purpose of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to evaluate and address student behavior that may be concerning and to coordinate Loyola resources to promote a safe and healthy campus community.

BIT addresses concerns, such as: difficulty with classses, alcohol or drug use or any kind of wellness concern. As a part of this process, we work very hard to maintain confidentiality for students so they trust the work we’re doing. As a result, when a report is submitted, we don’t generally report back or communicate with whomever submitted it about the details of how we’ll be working with individual students.

Family members can certainly submit a BIT report for any Loyola student.
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Title IX: Reporting Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, or Discrimination

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, domestic abuse, and discrimination within housing, athletics, and employment.

Loyola University New Orleans does not tolerate sex discrimination or sexual misconduct. If anyone believes they have been a victim of discrimination on the basis of sex or are aware of sex discrimination or misconduct, Loyola encourages them to submit a report through the online reporting system or to report the incident to the contact below:

Dr. Diana Ward: Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and Chief Student Conduct Officer; (504) 864-7151, dmward@loyno.edu
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