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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Student life at Loyola is based on the philosophy that education occurs in the context of total human development. Development of the whole person involves not only the intellectual development of the student but also the moral, social, cultural, and physical development of the individual. Programs and services exist which provide opportunities for this total educational experience.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Career Development Center, in partnership with the academic community and employers, empowers students to identify and develop career decision-making and job search skills that help them establish purposeful, intentional, and authentic careers. Driven by a passion to help students find careers where they find their true calling.

The team of full-time career coaches is always available for students whenever they need it.  Career Coaches provide assistance with:

  • deciding on a major in line with each student's interests.
  • exploring different types of careers and what appeals to each student–there is more out there than doctors, lawyers, and teachers!
  • taking and understanding career assessments in order to investigate how each student's personality and interests might lead to various careers.
  • finding internships and gain practical experience prior to graduation.
  • creating resumes and cover letters.
  • developing job search strategies.
  • connecting with employers through career fairs, workshops, and on-campus recruiting.
  • putting together graduate school applications and establish necessary timelines for admittance.
  • identifying each students' options if you change they chaing their mind about a career path.
  • discovering alternative opportunities for a gap year between college graduation and finding a real job or enrolling in graduate school.

COMMUTER SERVICES

The Office of Co-Curricular Activities also serves as a communication link between the off-campus student population and university programs and services. The university recognizes its responsibility for responding to the unique needs of its commuter population. This office, therefore, provides a computerized apartment listing service, locker rentals, and literature on campus programs and services.

Communication is further enhanced by the information on the university web page and e-mail. This office also acts as an advocate for commuter concerns and needs to the university administration.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Loyola University cannot assume responsibility for health care costs incurred by students at other medical facilities and through off-campus physicians.  It is imperative that all students have adequate health insurance.  The Student Health Insurance Plan is available to all students at Loyola University and provides coverage to a student for 12 months at a cost of the yearly premium.  Residence hall students must furnish proof of comparable coverage with their housing contract or must purchase this insurance.  Housing space will not be assigned without insurance coverage.  All international students who are in non-immigrant status must purchase this insurance or show proof of comparable coverage for approval by the Director of the Center for International Education.

Information and premium rates for the Student Health Insurance Plan are sent to all students each summer by the insurance company. Pamphlets, enrollment applications and claim forms are available at Student Health Services.  For more information visit Student Health Services located on the main campus on the lower level of the Danna Student Center or call (504) 865-3326.

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

Picture identification cards, known as Loyola Express Cards, are issued during registration free to first-time Loyola students. Each student is responsible for obtaining a card at that time which shall remain in his/her possession at all times. After the start of classes, a $15 fee will be charged for all cards, including replacements. The cards are used to identify currently enrolled students and allow use of campus library facilities. In addition, the card controls access to the Recreational Sports Complex and the residence halls, as well as serving as the card for students on a board plan and/or students who deposit funds for food, retail, vending, and laundry purchases. Please refer to the Loyola University Student Handbook or call the Loyola Parking Office at (504) 865-3000 for further information. Cards must be validated at the beginning of each semester at Loyola's Parking/ID office located in university police headquarters in Biever Hall.

IMMUNIZATION POLICY

Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana law requires all incoming students and students residing on campus to submit vaccination documentation.  This requirement includes proof of immunization for tetanus/diphtheria (within the past 10 years), meningococcal disease, and for students born after 1956, measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses).

Registration for any course will be “temporary” until the completed proof of immunization compliance form has been submitted to Student Health Services by the student and reviewed by Student Health Services staff.  Failure to submit the completed form will result in a cancellation of classes.  This requirement can be met by providing evidence of prior vaccinations or being vaccinated at Student Health Services.  All vaccination forms can be found on the Student Health Services website.

STUDENT HOUSING

Loyola operates three residence halls on the main campus: Biever Hall, which houses undergraduate men and women; Buddig Hall, which houses undergraduate women and men; and Carrollton Hall, which houses upperclass men and women. Freshmen live in either Biever or Buddig halls. Located approximately two blocks from the main campus on Loyola’s Broadway campus is Cabra Hall, which houses upperclass, law, and graduate men and women. All residence hall buildings are accessible to students who are physically disabled and each hall has resident rooms to meet the special needs of these students.

Biever Hall is a six-story residence with a capacity of housing 410 students. All rooms are double occupancy and are furnished with individual heating and air-conditioning controls, two closets, two single beds, two chests of drawers, two desks, bulletin boards, basic cable service, and local telephone service. Mail boxes, laundry facilities, study rooms, music practice rooms, a seminar room, Internet connections, floor kitchens, and a television lounge are located within the residence hall.

Buddig Hall is a 12-story residence hall with a capacity of accommodating 429 undergraduate women. Each suite houses four students in double rooms with a shared bath and individual heating and air-conditioning controls. Each room is furnished with basin vanities, two single beds, two desks, two closets, two chests of drawers, a bulletin board, basic cable service, Internet connections, and local telephone service. Study rooms, laundry facilities, mail boxes, study lounges, a television lounge, a community kitchen, and a sun deck are located within the residence hall.

Carrollton Hall is a seven-story residence hall with a capacity of accommodating 328 upperclass men and women. Floors two through five consist of suites housing four students in double rooms with a shared bath and furnished living room and individual heating and air-conditioning controls. Each bedroom is furnished with two single beds, two desks, two wardrobes, two chests of drawers, basic cable service, Internet connection, and local telephone service. All furniture is movable. Each floor of suites has two community kitchens.  Floors six and seven consist of apartment housing combinations of five, four, and three students in single and double bedrooms with a furnished living room, full kitchen, and bathroom. Bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, basic cable service, Internet connection, and local telephone service. All furniture is movable. Study rooms, music practice rooms, laundry facilities, mail boxes, and a convenience store are located within the residence hall.

Cabra Hall is a five-story residence hall located on the Broadway campus with a capacity of housing 213 students. Each suite houses eight students in double rooms with a shared bath, living room, multipurpose room, and an individual heating and air-conditioning control. Each room is furnished with two closets, two single beds, two chests of drawers, two desks, bulletin board, basic cable service, and local telephone service. Mail boxes, laundry facilities, study lounges, computer room, television lounge, and community kitchen.

Residents are subject to the housing policies which are promulgated in the Student Handbook, Code of Conduct, and the Housing Contract. Experienced and trained personnel are provided in the halls to aid students in achieving total development by meeting their personal and educational needs. Full-time live-in Area Directors staff are responsible for various areas in the residential life operation such as hall programming, resident assistant training, maintenance, and management of administrative operations. Resident assistants, located on each floor, help provide a well-balanced social and educational atmosphere.  Halls have live-in Resident Chaplains who are Jesuit priests, Catholic sisters, or lay individuals who have training and experience in the areas of human needs and development.

All freshman and sophmore undergraduate students under 21 years of age not from the New Orleans metropolitan area are required, as a condition of enrollment, to reside in university housing and participate in the meal plan. Advanced placement credits or transfer credits do not negate this requirement. Freshmen and sophomores from the New Orleans metropolitan area must either reside in university housing or with parents or a legal guardian in a permanent residence. Freshmen and sophomores from the New Orleans metropolitan area are not permitted to reside in off-campus housing.  Residence hall information is sent with the official notification of a student’s acceptance. Reservations for all students are confirmed only after receipt of a signed contract, a $100 housing deposit, which is 50 percent refundable in the event the student cancels in writing prior to July 1 (fall applicants) or December 15 (spring applicants), and verification of adequate accident-sickness insurance coverage. The residence hall contract is for the entire academic year, both fall and spring semesters.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Loyola’s Student Health Services is located on the main campus on the lower level of the Danna Student Center and hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm (fall and spring semesters).  Medical professionals administer a program of primary healthcare, medical assistance for illness/injury, and referral for emergency and/or specialty medical care to all registered students.  The primary goal for Student Health Services is to promote personal healthcare and healthy lifestyles.  Services provided include immunizations, allergy injection referrals, intimate healthcare treatment, anonymous HIV testing, and a licensed in-house laboratory for various testing.  Treatment by medical professionals is provided at no charge to students and on a confidential basis as dictated by the medical code of ethics. Prescribed medicines, referrals to off-campus medical specialists, immunizations, laboratory tests, and hospitalization are at the student’s expense.  For more information about Student Health Services please call (504) 865-3326.

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER

The University Counseling Center (UCC), located on the main campus on the second floor of the Danna Student Center (room 208) provides personal counseling, group counseling, psychiatric services and psychological assessments to all registered students. The UCC exists to assist students with meeting the varied challenges of community life at Loyola. Concerns for which students have sought services include adjustment issues, grief and loss, eating disorders, sexual violence, anxiety and depression. These services are offered free of charge and on a confidential basis in which the UCC records are maintained independently of all other university records. The UCC staff includes mental health professionals and a consulting psychiatrist who have been professionally trained in their areas of expertise. For more information about the University Counseling Center or to schedule an appointment, please call (504) 865-3835.