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Free RTA Passes

The Department of Student Life and Ministry is excited to announce the availability of free Jazzy Passes! Passes can be used over one 24-hour period on any NORTA bus or streetcar and are intended for students in need, not for recreational purposes.

To request a free Jazzy Pass, please fill out the RTA Bus/Streetcar Pass Request on HowlConnect. Once you have filled out the form, you will be contacted within two business days to let you know if your request has been approved. If you are a student who needs long-term assistance, please contact Daniel Harris or Stacy Lewis-Goins.


Register to vote

Shuttle Service for Early Voting

Exercise your right to vote! The Student Government Association has partnered with LUPD to provide free shuttle service for early voting. Early voting is available through October 27, except Sundays.

Early voting shuttle pickup is at the Carrollton Turnaround Monday – Saturday at 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

You can also request on-demand shuttle services by calling 504.865.3000, available Monday – Friday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Email SGA Chief Justice Tyler Sanchez for more information.


hurricane relief drive

Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP) is joining forces with SGA, Lemon Pepper, L.O.V.E., and other student organizations to host a hurricane relief drive. LUCAP will be collecting canned food, bread, snack bars, diapers (sizes 3-6), toothpaste, toothbrushes, mops, brooms, and other non-perishable supplies through October 28. You can drop off supplies at designated locations throughout the Danna Center, at any res hall, and inside Ignatius Chapel.


LUPD

New Non-Emergency Number for LUDP

LUPD has reorganized and has a new non-emergency phone number that should be used for regular business such as parking and ID services.

Non-Emergency LUPD: (504) 865-3000

For emergency services such as reporting a crime and to have an officer dispatched, please continue to use (504) 865-3434.


Register to vote

Your voice matters. Make it count—get registered to vote! There’s no better time than National Voter Registration Day on September 22 to get it done. (Unless of course you just do it right now.) Find more information about registering, check your registration status, and sign up for voting reminders on our #LOYNOPackVote page.


Anxiety Management Workshops

There’s hardly anything normal about our “new normal” these days. As we all adjust to these changes, you may be feeling more anxious or overwhelmed. Our Anxiety Management Workshops will teach you concrete skills and coping strategies to refocus and improve your motivation. Workshops take place every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CDT via Zoom. They are free to all students, no sign up required.

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (9/17)
  • Self-Care and Stress Management (9/24)
  • Progressive Music Relaxation (10/1)
  • Improving Focus and Motivation (10/8)

Connect with a Counselor

The University Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling services to all currently enrolled students. To promote the safety of our students and staff, all appointments with the University Counseling Center are held virtually. If you need assistance in finding a private space to talk, let us know and we will assist you.

  • Call to Schedule an Appointment: 504.865.383
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m
  • 24/7 Counselor On-Call: 504.865.385

Campus study spaces

Campus Study Spaces

Need a place to concentrate between classes? Check below for some open spaces you might not have thought of. Just make sure to follow all safety protocols — wear your mask, wash your hands, and follow posted room capacity limits.

Bobet Hall
208, 212, 214, 217, 219, 221

Mercy Hall
105

Monroe Hall
251, 305, 317, 528, 529, 601

Monroe Library
Table with two chairs floors on floors 1, 2, and 3
Individual study carrels on floors 2 and 3
Study carrels for individual study on floors 2 and 3
Lounge chairs on floors 1, 2, and 3

Other Campus Spaces
Courtyard adjacent to Starbucks
Satchmo’s lounge
SGA Hub


COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID testing through Saturday, Sept. 5

Free testing for COVID-19 is available through Satruday for all members of our campus community – students, faculty and staff – as well as for residents of the New Orleans area.

Testing is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day through Saturday, September 5 in the Mercy Hall parking lot.

Please pre-register online before you arrive.


Reminder

Don't forget! All Loyola operations, including classes, will continue as normal on Monday, September 7. The official Labor Day holiday has been transferred to Thanksgiving week.


Food

Campus Dining with Grubhub

This semester, Loyola has partnered with Grubhub to offer mobile pickup and delivery using your Loyola meal plan! You can order a meal from the Orleans Room for pickup using your daily swipe or use your Wolf Bucks at any of your favorite spots in the Danna Student Center. With our new flexible off-campus option called Iggy Deaux, you can even order from off-campus restaurants available on Grubhub.

  • Download the Grubhub app in the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Create an account or log into your account if you already have on
  • On your “My Grubhub” account page, select the Settings (gear) icon in the top right corner
  • Once in your Settings, click on the “Campus Dining” option
  • Search for Loyola University New Orleans
  • Select your affiliation (i.e., “Class of 2023” or “I am faculty / staff”)
  • Click the “Add campus card” button to sign in through your SSO Portal and connect your meal plan to your Grubhub account.

Orleans Rooms will offer extended continuous daily hours from 7 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. for Grubhub pickup orders. Get more info on our campus dining FAQs.


shuttle service

Loyola shuttle service is back!

This semester, students will have access to two types of shuttle service. LOYNO ID cards are required to board, and masks must be worn at all times.
Weekday Campus Loop

  • Monday – Friday:
  • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • A continuous loop with stops on Main Campus, Broadway Campus, and the Alder Hotel. Runs every 30 – 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

On-Demand Service (ODS)

  • Monday – Friday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Call to request pickup: 504.865.3100

The ODS allows students to request a shuttle to take them to various locations within our designated shuttle service area in the evenings and all day on Saturdays. Available locations include Walmart, Rouses Market, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, and more!


textbooks and phone

LIVE: New Monroe Library Website

The new Monroe Library website is live and includes quick links to access virtual resources from the library, like requesting contactless pickup, reserving equipment online, and scheduling a virtual research consultation.


Return to campus

Please continue to check the FAQ website for updates, and visit the COVID-19 Prevention page for more info on avoiding the spread of coronavirus on campus, including what to do if you start to feel sick.

Also, keep an eye out for more info on the #CampusClear app coming soon! Faculty and staff have already started using it, and students will be receiving more info soon on how to get on board. There will also a web-based version available for anyone without a smartphone.


Order textbooks now

Order ahead for contact-free delivery from the Loyola Bookstore

This year, the Loyola Bookstore will be delivering all textbooks with no need for you to go into the bookstore in person. Order now to make sure your textbooks are available to you for the first day of classes!

There are two ways to place your order:

1.) Log into LORA, pull up your class schedule, and click “View Books” to see what is available to order.

2.) Go to the Loyola Bookstore website, click on “Find Textbooks,” and use your class schedule to order.

Please be advised that all textbooks will be shipped and no textbooks will be available in the physical bookstore. Textbooks will be shipped to your on-campus or off-campus address. If you will be living on campus but have not yet received your campus mailbox number, you can use your building and room number. Questons? Email the Loyola Bookstore.


BSU Weekly: A Series of Legal Updates on Cases of Injustice

In times of uncertainty and miseducation from the media, the Black Student Union is here to alleviate confusion. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. CDT, the BSU will showcase different cases of injustice with updates on the legal action being taken by all parties involved to provide justice for the victims. Check the BSU's social channels (@BSUloyno) for more details, and contact BSU president Brionna Adams with comments, questions, or concerns.


commuter students

Commuter Student Survey

Attention commuter students! Help make Loyola a better place for commuters like you by completing this quick 5-minute survey. Email campus recreation coordinator Daniel Harris with questions or for more information.


Pivot training

PIVOT Career Training

To ensure you have the tools and insight to be agile in your job search, the Loyola Career Team invites you to PIVOT with us throughout the month of June. Join the Career Center team in a four-week series to learn more about moving forward with your career in a world impacted by COVID-19, the resources available to help, and the employers looking to hire.


Housing resources

Housing Resources

If you're on the hunt for off-campus housing for fall 2020, please visit our Living Off-campus Resource Guide to explore housing options close to campus, things to know about living off-campus, and other helpful resources. 


Crescent City Film Festival

Join the Loyola Crescent City Film and Arts Festival online this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday featuring collections from Loyola filmmakers and from filmmakers around the country!

NOTE: Some films may include mature language and adult themes.

Tickets are free and can be reserved for each time block on the Crescent City Film Festival website. Email Robert Racine, department chair and assistant professor of digital filmmaking, for more information.

Does your organization have an event or resource you'd like to share?


Summer Session

Summer Session

You still have time to enroll in summer session courses available entirely online! As we all continue to feel the impacts of this global pandemic, we’re also offering special opportunities to earn free credit.

Take a Free One-Credit Online Academic Success Course
All students who register for a summer course are eligible to enroll in our free one-credit Online Academic Success course. This course will help you prepare for academic success in an online setting. If you’re still new to online learning, this is an ideal opportunity to learn valuable tips and explore resources to enhance your virtual learning experience.

Understanding COVID-19: A Free Three-Credit Course
We’ve brought together a team of Loyola experts to lead an interdisciplinary examination of the implications of COVID-19. You’ll learn about the biology of infectious diseases, the psychology of trauma and disaster, crime in times of crisis, business impacts from the pandemic, and the science of happiness — including tools we can all use to improve our wellbeing during this difficult time. This three-credit course will be offered for free in the second seven week online session.

Wondering whether law school is right for you?
Introduction to Legal Analysis and Legal Systems is a three-credit general elective course designed to provide undergraduates with the knowledge and skills to be successful in law school. Students will become familiar with sources and types of law in the U.S. legal system and the mechanisms for administration and dispute resolution. Students will learn to read and analyze legal cases, perform legal research, and write a legal memorandum. This course runs May 26-July 22.

Explore All Summer Courses at Loyola
Get ahead in your major or check off a core requirement before you return in the fall — summer courses are a flexible and cost-effective option to help you stay on track. Check out the full lineup of courses to find one that sparks your interest.


CARES Act Funds Distribution

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the largest relief act in American history and is intended to speed relief across the American economy. The CARES Act makes provisions for institutions of higher education and stipulates that at least 50 percent of institutional relief funds must be used to provide students emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of on-campus operations due to the coronavirus. Last week, Loyola University New Orleans received CARES Act funding. Read our CARES Act FAQs to learn about how the funds are being distributed.


Take a Break with Ignatian Yoga

The Ignatian Yoga YouTube channel is filled with fun and free Ignatian Yoga sessions you can do from home with no equipment. They're a perfect 30-minute break from studying for exams this week! And check out their Instagram account for fun ways to practice your Ignatian values while also practicing a healthy lifestyle.


Live Sunday Mass with Communion this Sunday at Ignatius Chapel

Sunday, May 10 | 10:30 a.m. CDT
Click here to watch.

Student Life and Ministry will host the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Ignatius Chapel this Sunday, May 10, under strict limitations set by Archbishop Aymond and LUPD Chief Todd Warren. One of the conditions is that attendees may receive communion after Mass outdoors at the Peace Quad entrance of Bobet Hall.

If you would like to receive this very special communion, please sign up with Ken Weber by 3 p.m. this Friday, May 8.


First in the PACK Peer Mentor Application Deadline Extended and Q&A Session

The First in the PACK mentor program is a unique opportunity for motivated sophomore, junior, and senior students to gain leadership experience and enhance their advocacy skills. Mentors will meet twice a month with first-year, first-generation students to address adjustment challenges and teach them how to navigate Loyola’s resources. The application deadline has been extended to May 15.

Students who are interested in becoming First in the PACK peer mentors can attend a Q&A Session on Zoom on Tuesday, May 12 at 5 p.m. CDT. Contact Nydia Araya for more information.


Sacred and Social

In the April edition of JustSouth MonthlyFr. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, examines how fundamental Catholic principles can help offer guidance during this time of social distancing and sheltering in place.


Senior Thesis

The 2020 Honors Thesis Presentations are now available for public review. All members of the Loyola community are invited to engage with the honors students' brilliant research by leaving comments and questions for the authors!


Party with the Pack

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10 a.m. CDT

You’re invited! Although we can’t gather to celebrate our graduates in person quite yet, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to honor this important milestone.

Join us this Saturday for a virtual brunch
to toast to the Loyola graduating class of 2020!

We’ll share a message from President Tetlow, watch student performances, relive favorite memories, and even hear from a few special celebrity guests. We encourage you to use the chat function during the show to congratulate and connect with graduates. 


Finals Self-Care and Stress Management

Tuesday, May 5, the University Counseling Center is offering a free anxiety management workshop live through Zoom to help you keep a clear mind during finals. No pre-registration is necessary. Email Asia Wong for more information.

Self-Care and Stress Management with Claudia Norton, LMSW

Tuesday, May 5 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT
Ever felt hangry? Too tired to focus? Learn about the behavioral and biological factors that contribute to stress, what you can do to improve self-care, and how to form a plan to implement change.


Restorative Yoga for Finals Week

Tuesday, May 5 | 4-5 p.m. CDT

Tomorrow, Susan Brower and the University Sports Complex will host a restorative yoga session to help you recharge during the last days of the semester. Restorative yoga can enable deep relaxation, improve concentration, and alleviate stress. Join us on Zoom!


Daily Designs with Daniela Marx

As part of her 2019-2020 sabbatical project, professor of design Daniela Marx been creating daily typographic messages of mindfulness to keep her design skills sharp and to help remind her of what is important in life. You can see more of her daily design meditations on her Instagram account.


Here to help

The staff of Monroe Library put together this video for students to remind them that the library team is here to help you through finals, summer classes, and beyond!

WATCH: https://app.vidgrid.com/view/6XufAh8EGNmV


Ochsner Anywhere Care

Through Ochsner Anywhere Care, Loyola students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access to a host of providers who can safely and effectively help diagnose not only potential COVID-19 threats, but also assist with numerous other health concerns. Use the discount codes LUSTUDENTLUFACULTY, or LUSTAFF to access to $10 visits from anywhere in the country.


Fall advising is live!

If you have not already done so, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to register for fall 2020 classes. Your advisor must clear you to register for classes. For students who are experiencing financial difficulties, please reach out to Student Financial Services.


Restorative Yoga for Finals Week

Tuesday, May 5 | 4-5 p.m. CDT

Susan Brower and the University Sports Complex are holding two restorative yoga sessions to help you recharge during the last days of the semester. Restorative yoga can enable deep relaxation, improve concentration, and alleviate stress. Join us on Zoom!


Tap Into Tutoring with OWLS Online

The Office of Writing and Learning Services has gone online, but that doesn’t mean you can't meet with your favorite tutor! Just make an appointment through the website to get started. OWLS offers tutoring in math, science, writing, languages, accounting, economics, and more.


Anxiety Management Workshops

The University Counseling Center is offering weekly anxiety management workshops live through Zoom for the rest of the semester. These free sessions are focused on concrete skill building and open to all students. No pre-registration is necessary. Email Asia Wong for more information.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Brittney Johnson, LPC, NCC
Tuesday, April 28 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

Self-Care and Stress Management with Claudia Norton, LMSW
Tuesday, May 5 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Ever felt hangry? Too tired to focus? Learn about the behavioral and biological factors that contribute to stress, what you can do to improve self-care, and form a plan to implement change.


Self-Care Guide from the UCC

During these strange and challenging times, it can be hard to know how to take care of yourself. The University Counseling Center has put together a self-care guide with free resources to help you figure out what's going on with your feelings, and how to make things better.


Enjoy Weekly Interactive Spiritual Offerings

Student Life and Ministry welcomes you to join spiritual offerings through Zoom meetings. Click the links below to join!


Free! The Wall Street Journal

Loyola has partnered with The Wall Street Journal to provide free access to WSJ's entire digital content library, including articles, podcasts, reviews, analysis, newsletters, educator resources, and more! This free resource is available to all Loyola students, faculty, and staff. To begin, visit WSJ.com/ActivateLoyNo and activate your membership using your Loyola email address. (You'll be redirected to Loyola's Single Sign On page, and then back to WSJ from there.)


Tap Into Tutoring with OWLS Online

The Office of Writing and Learning Services has gone online, but that doesn’t mean you can't meet with your favorite tutor! Just make an appointment through the website to get started. OWLS offers tutoring in math, science, writing, languages, accounting, economics, and more. 


Virtual Town Hall with President Tetlow

Join the SGA this Wednesday at 11 a.m. CST for a special virtual town hall with President Tetlow. The semester is coming to an end and finals are approaching, so this is the perfect opportunity for you to share your experience over the year at Loyola, express areas of concern, and ask President Tetlow questions live!


Food Assistance Information

Iggy’s Cupboard is available by appointment, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Please call Student Health Services at 504-865-3326 to schedule a visit.

Here are some additional resources available if you're in need of food assistance:

  • Visit NOLA Ready's website or dial 211 for food assistance within the greater New Orleans area.
     
  • Contact Second Harvest Food Bank by email or by dialing 855-392-9338 for food assistance throughout southeast Louisiana.
     
  • Find options for free or reduced services across the country, including food, housing, healthcare, and more through the social care network auntbertha.com.

Volunteer Today!

HandsOn New Orleans is looking for volunteers for their Phone A Senior Program. As a virtual volunteer, you'll be paired with a senior and do a quick wellness check by phone on Tuesdays and Fridays to make sure their meals are beling delivered through the Serve Our Seniors program and that they get a little attention and companionship during these difficult times.

And if you'd like to volunteer time to a cause but chatting on the phone isn't your thing, you can check the HandsOn New Orleans website for lots of other virtual volunteer opportunities in the area.


Anxiety Management Workshops

The University Counseling Center is offering weekly anxiety management workshops live through Zoom for the rest of the semester. These free sessions are focused on concrete skill building and open to all students.

No pre-registration is necessary. Email Asia Wong for more information.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Asia Wong, LCSW-BACS
Tuesday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. CDT

Can't stop thinking about how life has changed? Focused on losses and struggling to make it work? Learn how to focus on the present rather than getting lost in anxiety about the future or regrets about the past. Find ways to attend to your emotions without magnifying problems, or getting lost in criticism and self-judgment. Check the UCC website for time and Zoom link.

Test Anxiety Drop-ins with Rachel Ziko, LMSW
Tuesday, April 28

15-minute individualized mini sessions to help you reduce test anxiety and make a plan for success. Check the UCC website for time and Zoom link.


Join TEAM LOYOLA for Bike Easy's April Challenge!

This April, everyone is invited to join the Bike Easy April Challenge, and your points can count toward Team Loyola's ride no matter where you are!

It doesn't matter if you ride every day or if you haven't been on a bike in years. You only have to ride for 10 minutes to take part, and you will also be rewarded for encouraging others to ride. Indoor rides count, too!

And if you ride, make sure to credit someone on the Loyola team for inviting you to participate so the Wolf Pack can get more points in the challenge!

Register now or learn more on Bike Easy's website.


Virtual Pitch Contest

The Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a Virtual Pitch Contest, and they want to hear your big idea!

The Challenge: Times of quarantine have left people with a need to connect with others and find ways to entertain themselves. What product or service would you create to help solve this problem?

Once you come up with your solution, create a video pitch no longer than 60 seconds and submit it by this Friday, April 17 to Callie West or via Instagram at @loynoentrepreneurship.


Sweat out your stress!

Join Alison McConnell, Loyola's University Sports Complex lead fitness instructor, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a live virtual workout class on the USC's Facebook page.

  • Monday | 12:30 p.m. CST
    Yoga for all experience levels with an emphasis on alignment, grounding, and balance
  • Wednesday | 12:30 p.m. CST
    30-minute bodyweight workout for all levels
  • Friday | 12:30 p.m. CST
    Yoga for all experience levels with an emphasis on alignment, grounding, and balance

An Exploration Workshop: Identifying Your Career and Major

Considering a change of major or career? Wondering if it's the right move? Unclear of the path forward? Join team members from the Career Development Center for a chance to answer these questions and more. This virtual workshop will focus on how to effectively explore your options based on interests, abilities, and opportunity; highlight available resources to help you while exploring; and seek to empower you to make a well-informed decision.

Join us on Zoom tomorrow (Wednesday, April 15), at 3 p.m. CST.


Searching for a Job or Internship?

Employers are still hiring! The Career Development Center has worked with our employer partners to offer virtual recruiting events throughout the month of April. Organizations like Bank of America, McKinsey & Company, Tata Consultancy, Peace Corps, HubSpot, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, JPMorgan Chase, National Security Agency (NSA), and many more are hosting virtual recruiting events and want to connect with Loyola students, soon-to-be graduates, and young alumni. Visit the employment page to see a full list of events and to pre-register, or email your questions to the Career Development Center.


Go on Tour with Campus Rec

Campus Recreation is hosting two guided Get to NOLA tours this month through Zoom. Contact Daniel Harris for more information.

  • Louvre Museum
    Paris, France
    Monday, April 6 | 2-3 p.m.
    Visit via Zoom
     
  • Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming, U.S.
    Monday, April 27 | 2-3 p.m.
    Visit via Zoom

Resources for Online Learning

Online learning is something new for all of us, but in true Loyola fashion, we came together. With the help of the Center for Faculty Innovation and the Student Success Center, here are some resources to help faculty, students, and staff acclimate to the quick transition to online learning and working.