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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Guide to Residential Life

Subject line: Guide to Res Life and Housing

Sent: October 27, 2021

Welcome home! Loyola University New Orleans is committed to providing you with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into every dimension of your life—even where you sleep! Living on campus gives you many opportunities to build community with your classmates and immerse yourself in the full college experience. Plus, it’s nice to be only a short walk away from class in the morning. 

But you don’t have to wait for move-in day to see your future home! Watch our virtual tour video to see our campus in action and view our interactive map to get a 360 degree view of our residence halls. Open the interactive map, select 360 Panoramas in the left hand navigation, then choose one of the residence halls (most first-year students call Biever Hall home).

Housing Application Deadline: December 1

Completing your application on time will help give us important information to plan for your arrival. Read more about how to Apply for Housing on our website, then complete your housing application through our Residence system.  

Have questions or issues? We’re here to help! 

Notification of your room assignment will be sent via email. 

Pack Like a Pro 

Moving out on your own is a huge milestone, and we want you to feel at home in your new space. But that doesn’t mean you have to arrive with every single item ready for your room. Use our packing list to prioritize the most important things to bring.  

A few essentials: 

  • XL twin bed linens 
  • Mattress pad or cover (required)
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Wastebasket
  • Cleaning and sanitizing supplies 
  • Laundry basket and detergent pods
  • Personal medications
  • Extra drinking water and snacks

As we get closer to move-in day, be sure to check out our resources for Arriving on Campus with more details to make your first day a success. 

Planning to Live at Home?

Loyola requires every student to live on campus for the first year. To apply for an exemption, you must submit the 2021-2022 Housing Exemption application in your Residence account. With your application, you must also upload additional documentation verifying your exemption eligibility.

Find Out if You’re Exempt

Commuter students have many opportunities to get immersed in our campus experience too! Explore our Commuter resources online and learn about joining the Commuter Student Association to connect with other commuter students at Loyola.

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