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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

Loyola University complies with Louisiana R.S. 17-3351(c) and the Federal Clery Act by annually publishing crime statistics and other required information. Following is a synopsis of some of the information required under these acts.

The Reporting of Criminal Actions

The Loyola University Police Department (LUPD) is a fully-authorized police department that is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day throughout the year. LUPD responds to any and all criminal activity brought to the attention of the department. Such activity is handled in accordance with the guidelines and laws set forth by local, state, and federal criminal justice systems. Crimes or suspicious activity may be reported in person at the department’s headquarters located in Biever Hall on the main campus. LUPD can also be reached through any campus telephone by dialing extension 3434. Silent Witness is another way to report anonymously any suspicious activity that may need the attention of university police (http://www.loyno.edu/police/silentwitness.php).

Emergencies should be reported by dialing 911 from any campus telephone or from the blue light emergency telephones located on the campus grounds and all floors of the parking garages.
The Loyola University Police Department (LUPD) routinely issues warnings to the campus community of potentially dangerous campus and/or neighborhood situations (BOLO’s). In addition, a daily dispatcher log is distributed to the Maroon student newspaper and the university annually publishes its campus crime statistics. Copies of the pamphlet outlining the university’s Security Policies and Crime Statistics may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or the Loyola University Police Department headquarters or on line at http://www.loyno.edu/police/.

Campus Law Enforcement

Officers at Loyola University who are P.O.S.T. certified and commissioned by the state of Louisiana are designated as sworn university police officers. Under the authority of Louisiana Revised Statute R.S. 17:1805, officers are empowered to enforce all local and state laws and have the power of arrest while executing their duties in connection with campus crime. They are also authorized to obtain and execute search warrants and arrest warrants, both on and off campus, for all crimes committed on campus. At the request of NOPD in March of  2007, university police officers were also commissioned as NOPD officers. All commissioned officers are authorized to carry firearms and must meet the minimum qualifications for firearms training set forth by the Louisiana P.O.S.T. Council. LUPD also employs a small number of non-sworn officers known as Public Safety Generalists (PSG) who assist with a number of duties.

LUPD has cultivated and benefits from a positive and open working relationship with other police agencies. This is a relationship in which many police agencies, including other university police departments and NOPD, work very closely together to control campus crime and address specific problem areas as needed.

The administrative office responsible for public safety/university police services is through the Division of Finance and Administration under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Administration.

University Police Personnel

FULL-TIME

 

1 director

4 corporals

1 captain

15 officers

1 lieutenant

3 dispatchers

1 administrative assistant

3 shuttle drivers

3 shift sergeants

officers hired as needed
1 Parking/I.D. coordinator  

PART-TIME

 

2 university police officers and student workers who also patrol and do clerical, dispatching, and parking enforcement duties

Access to Campus Facilities

Students, faculty, and employees at Loyola have access to academic, recreational, and administrative facilities on campus. Access to the residence halls is limited to resident students and their guests and is a controlled access system. Access to residence halls by university employees is on an "as needed" basis, and incorporates strict key and/or card control procedures. The general public may attend cultural and recreational events on campus; however, their access is limited to parking lots and the facilities in which these events are held. LUPD officers patrol these areas on a 24-hour basis, as well as other areas of the campus community.

Firearms

The possession of firearms, chemicals, fireworks, explosives, knives, weapon replicas of any type, or other instruments used as weapons except as explicitly authorized by the university is prohibited upon the land owned by the university. Violation of this regulation is cause for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the university. In addition, criminal prosecution and penalties may be applicable under federal, state, and/or city law.

Monitoring Criminal Activities of Off-Campus Student Organizations

The Loyola University Police Department has an excellent working relationship with the Second District of the New Orleans Police Department and neighboring Tulane University Police Department. This positive relationship and communications link permits us to keep track of criminal activity off-campus in areas where some of our students may live or frequent. An LUPD command officer usually attends weekly NOPD Compstat meetings to discuss crimes in the university area.

Loyola University Police also requests annual crime statistics from New Orleans Police regarding any off-campus property owned or controlled by student organizations and recognized by Loyola. In addition, the recognized officers of these organizations are required to report specific crimes, as mandated by federal law, to the Loyola University Police within 48 hours of occurrence.

Alcohol and Drugs

The possession, consumption, and sale of alcoholic beverages on the Loyola University campus is permitted within the limits prescribed by state and federal laws, and in accordance with the specific regulations that have been established by the university. These rules and regulations can be found in the Student Handbook.

The misuse of marijuana and other drugs in this context includes barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, tranquilizers, LSD compounds, and any and all substances so defined by state criminal law and is a violation of federal, state, and municipal laws. Loyola University cannot and will not protect students from prosecution under federal, state, and municipal laws.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Programs

The Loyola University Alcohol and Drug Education Program offers education, information, and assistance for individuals and groups concerned about substance abuse issues. Counseling, assessment, and referral services are available for individuals. An education group is available for students who have been referred to the program because of disciplinary incidents involving alcohol and drugs. A resource library has been created for students, faculty, and staff which contains books, pamphlets, and videotapes addressing a variety of substance abuse issues.

Crime Prevention
The Loyola University Police Department has an ongoing Crime Prevention Program designed to inform all students, faculty, and staff members of services and protection offered. These programs include BOLO’s by e-mail, lectures during orientations, residence hall meetings, and special events (spring break, Christmas, Mardi Gras, etc.). There is an ongoing dedication to educating the campus community on personal safety, not only while on campus, but also while living and traveling in the local community.

Security Lighting and Maintenance
Loyola University maintains a high level of dedication for a safe environment by ensuring proper lighting of the campus at nighttime, along with the trimming of trees and bushes to enhance a safe community. Also, various security measures are evaluated for implementation to reduce risks and add to this safe environment during the construction and maintenance of new or existing buildings.

Other Specialized Services
As support to help provide the Loyola community with a safe and secure campus, Loyola’s University Police Department offers specialized services. These services include 24-hour safety escorts, shuttle runs between the two campuses, security alarms and closed circuit television (CCTV), officers trained in first-aid and CPR, free self-defense training for women (RADs), free fingerprinting, free bicycle registration, motorist assistance, lost and found, use of property ID engravers, and parking and traffic enforcement.

CAMPUS PARKING

Students may park on campus by purchasing a parking permit from the Loyola parking services office located at university police headquarters in Biever Hall. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours every day, weekends and holidays included. Please refer to the Loyola University parking and traffic regulations brochure, available at the Parking Services office or Loyola University Police Headquarters or online at http://www.loyno.edu/police/parking/ for a complete listing of parking regulations.
For further information about on-campus parking, please contact the Loyola Parking Services office at (504) 865-3000 or view our website at http://www.loyno.edu/police/parking/.