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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

The activities program and student organizations, which form an integral part of this program, constitute the best opportunities for students to achieve educational relevance in leisure time activities. Through participation in campus activities, students are provided with the opportunity to integrate the experiences of the classroom with everyday experiences of living and working in a society of people of varied interests, ideas, and values. The student activities program is therefore considered an extension of the classroom and hence an important part of the total educational program of the university.

There are over 100 student organizations recognized and active on the Loyola campus. They are classified in the following categories: academic and professional organizations, club sports, social fraternities, honorary fraternities and organizations, service organizations, social sororities, special interest organizations, and student communications media. A complete listing of all recognized organizations is contained in the Student Handbook.

The Office of Student Activities also serves as a communication link between the off-campus student population and university programs and services. Commuters comprise approximately 80 percent of the undergraduates, and the university recognizes its responsibility for responding to their unique needs. This office therefore provides an apartment listing service, locker rentals, literature on campus programs and services, and a session during orientation specifically for commuter students.

Communication is further enhanced by the publication of Loyola After Dark and the Commuter Connections. These publications are used to keep commuters in touch with Loyola life. This department also acts as an advocate for commuter concerns and needs to the university administration.


At the Office of Co-Curricular Programs, we are committed to learning beyond the classroom by providing students opportunities to actively engage in orientation and leadership development programs, student governance, and clubs and organizations. We support the mission of Loyola by educating the whole student, encouraging meaningful and accountable citizenship, and promoting interaction within a diverse and global society.

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs is the central point for you to find out about the different organizations and happenings around campus! Visit our office to learn more about:

  • Commuter Services
  • Greek Life
  • Leadership Development
  • University Programming Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Organizations


The Student Government Association (SGA) consists of elected members representing the four colleges and the School of Law. The SGA acts as the voice of the student body to the university. Through this body, students act as members on most of the university committees in an effort to insure input in areas of student concern. The SGA enacts legislation, provides services, and assists student organizations through sponsorship and funding of events. Meetings of the SGA are held once a week and are open to all students and members of the university community. Freshmen have the opportunity for representation through special freshman elections held each fall semester. All freshmen are eligible to run for one of these elected positions.


As a primary part of the development of the whole person, the University Programming Board (UPB) serves as an organization for student interaction and involvement. The UPB is a student-run organization dedicated to providing educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs for the Loyola community.

Through activities such as movies, mini-music festivals, contemporary lectures, trips into the New Orleans community, and performing arts, students can discover other cultures, learn about current events, and meet other peers. UPB has sponsored major events such as the Stop Global Warming Tour featuring Sheryl Crow and Laurie David, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, civil rights activist and member of the Little Rock Nine Minnie Jean Brown-Trickey, trips to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Angola Prison Rodeo, Swamp Tours, and many others.

The University Programming Board encourages students to become engaged in their campus community by attending programs and activities.  Through this involvement, students foster their learning and leadership skills outside the classroom..


The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness provides opportunities for Loyola students, employees, and alumni to participate in competitive and noncompetitive, organized and informal sports and fitness activities. It is the express purpose of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness to meet the diverse needs of the university community with a broad-based, comprehensive program including intramural sports, extramural sports, club sports, noncredit instructional programs, open recreation, and special interest programs. Students participating in all sports are responsible for ensuring that they are medically able to withstand the rigors of the physical activity in which they plan to engage. Likewise, all students should have sufficient personal injury insurance in the event of an accident.

The University Sports Complex is a multipurpose sports facility which includes: courts for basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton, , and floor hockey; racquetball courts; an Olympic-style natatorium for swimming and diving; a whirlpool; a suspended jogging track; a weight-lifting/conditioning area; and the Loyola Athletic Hall of Fame. It also has locker rooms, each with a sauna and steam room. Students are admitted free with their university ID card and may purchase memberships for immediate family members.

The Loyola Wolfpack competes in the N.A.I.A. (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), Division I, as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Loyola currently fields varsity teams in the following sports: men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, cross-country, men’s baseball, and women’s volleyball. By a student referendum conducted in 1991, the program is financially supported by a student fee dedicated to the intercollegiate athletic program. Loyola offers athletic scholarships in men’s and women’s basketball.


Cardoner Leadership Fellows program challenges first year students to develop their personal leadership style through engaging academics and co-curricular projects.  Fellows live in a self-governing living and learning community, take academic leadership classes, create and follow a community code, and collectively address a social issue or concern.  Students are nominated to apply to the program based on submitted applications for admission. Fellowships include financial aid and will be competitively awarded to each fellow.


Every student is uniquely talented to engage themselves and the world around them. StrengthsQuest at Loyola equips students to leverage their own strengths for success as students, leaders and global citizens. 


Leadership Loyola offers leadership development seminars to students who want to equip themselves with practical tools for leadership at Loyola and in the world.  Lectures and seminars focus on leadership theory, practical applications and skill development.


Leaders in service to their peers, the appointed first-year students of 2012 exist for one purpose–to serve the class of 2012. With unity, service and leadership development as core values, 2012 seeks to promote Jesuit values while creating and enhancing university traditions.


Student organization leaders are faced with unique challenges that require specific tools. Retreats, training and consultations are provided to coach student leaders as they develop their personal leadership style as they lead their peers.


UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN—This publication contains academic information on undergraduate programs. It is published every two years and is available in the Office of Admissions.

GRADUATE BULLETIN—This publication contains academic information on graduate programs. It is published every two years and is available in the Office of Admissions.

LAW SCHOOL BULLETIN—This publication contains academic information on the School of Law. It is published annually and is available in the School of Law Office of Admissions.

STUDENT HANDBOOK—This publication contains information on the noninstructional aspects of campus life. Policy on student behavioral expectations, student activities and organizations, residential life, and the university’s discipline system are outlined therein. It is published annually and is distributed during registration and is available from the Office of Student Affairs at other times.

COURSE SCHEDULE—This publication lists the course number, department, section, and title in addition to the semester hours, room number, time and day offered, and the instructor. This publication also fulfills the annual notification requirements for The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (F.E.R.P.A.), the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, and the Students-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. It is published prior to the fall, spring, and summer semesters for early registration and is available in the Office of Student Records.

Students are responsible for securing copies of official university publications which pertain to them and for knowledge and adherence to the policies, regulations, and procedures published therein.

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