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Online Student Newsletter

A monthly publication for our online student population that includes sections on the latest news, tips, and tools, and spotlights for outstanding students, faculty, and staff in the Loyola Online community.

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Online Student Newsletter

Click the dates below to see an archive of previous newsletters sent out to current online students.

Important Dates

  • May 6th-9th- Final Examinations (Full Semester)
  • May 11th- Undergraduate/ Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 13th- Classes Begin (May 2-Week session, 1st 7-Week Session, and 14-Week session)       
                     - Last day to Add/Drop Classes (May 2-Week Session)
  • May 15th- Last day to Add Classes (1st 7-Week session)
  • May 17th- Last day to Drop Classes (1st 7-Week session)
                     - Last day to Add Classes (14-Week session)
  • May 19th- Participation Deadline for classes beginning on May 13th per our Administrative Drop Policy
  • May 21st- Last Day for Course Withdrawal (May 2-week session)
  • May 24th - Last Day to Drop Classes (14-Week session)
  • May 27th - University Holiday (No Classes)
  • May 28th- Classes Begin (10-Week session)
  • June 3rd - Participation Deadline for the 10-Week session per our Administrative Drop Policy

Administrative Drop Policy

Please note that all online students are required to academically participate in their course/s no later than 11:59 PM CST on the 7th calendar day of class within the session. Academic participation will be determined by completion of the required Canvas activities as assigned by your professor in the course.

Those students who do not demonstrate any academic participation may be administratively dropped from their course(s) by the Registrar's Office, with a full reversal of tuition and fees. Students who are dropped from courses due to lack of participation will not be eligible to receive disbursements of federal financial aid.

Summer Session

There is still time to catch up or get ahead this summer on the schedule that works best for you. 

For more information regarding Summer Session, check out the website HERE!

 

Summer Session

 

Graduation Reception

We are so excited to meet our online graduates at this year's Online & City College Graduation Reception! It will be held on Friday, May 10th at 5:00 PM on Loyola's main campus. Information regarding the Graduation Reception has been sent to your emails so please continue to check for any updates and let us know if you have any questions.

Please note that the reception is not related to your participation in the Commencement Ceremony, Mass or other events that you signed up for regarding graduation. For more information about commencement, please check our commencement website:  https://commencement.loyno.edu/ 

If you are unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony in person, the livestream will be available here on Saturday, May 11th. 

We want to hear from you!

The Online Student Success team values the feedback from our online students. We would like to learn about any ideas you have regarding possible webinars, newsletter content, and other resources that can enhance your student experience. Please let us know below:

Spotlight: Graduation Edition

  • Many of you have juggled school, work, family obligations, and life throughout your studies, and you have made it to the finish line!

  • Heartfelt congratulations to our online students for their upcoming graduation! 

Congratulations, graduates!

Latest News

  • April 15th- Summer and Fall 2024 Registration Begins
  • April 19th- Last Day for Course Withdrawal (Full Semester)
  • April 26th-  Last Day for Course Withdrawal (2nd 8-week session)
  • May 6th-9th- Final Examinations (Full Semester)
  • May 7th/8th- Last Day of Class/ Exams (2nd 8-week session)
  • May 11th- Undergraduate/ Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Registration Announcements

Summer and Fall Registration
Registration for Summer and Fall courses begins today!  If you have any questions about registering for your courses, please reach out to your Academic Advisor. 

Registration Agreement
If you have not already, you will need to accept the 2024-2025 Policies, Responsibilities, and Expectations Agreement in LORA Self-Service before you are able to register for your courses.  You may find the agreement by following the steps below.

Graduation Reception

Save the date for our Online & City College Graduation Reception for Online Students! It will be held on Friday, May 10th at 5:00 PM on Loyola's main campus. RSVP here by April 26th. For all other information regarding the Graduation Reception, please check your email and let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Note: This event is not related to your participation in the commencement ceremony, Mass or other events that you signed up for regarding graduation. For information about commencement, please check the commencement website: https://commencement.loyno.edu/

We want to hear from you!

The Online Student Success team values the feedback from our online students. We would like to learn about any ideas you have regarding possible webinars, newsletter content, and other resources that can enhance your student experience. Please let us know below:

Mental Health Matters

April is National Stress Awareness month and we want to encourage our students to continue to exercise healthy habits when coping with stress. As we near the end of the semester, we understand how difficult it can be to find moments to take care of yourself while juggling your job, academics, and personal life. Check out the tips below about self-care that you can add into your daily routine!

Mental Health Self Care

Graduation Student Spotlight: Evan Rolfe

Evan Rolfe

Evan Rolfe is a graduating senior from the Applied Sciences program. In May 2024, she will receive her Bachelor of Applied Sciences with specializations in Psychology and Business. She transitioned from on-ground to the online program in Spring 2023, which better aligned with her academic goals and personal life. Evan says, "Switching online turned out to be one of the best decisions for both my academic and professional career". She appreciated the flexibility of her schedule and professors, and loved that the program allowed her to look for full-time healthcare positions.

Loyola Online is curated with the entire student in mind. We prioritize the student as an individual with their own intimate and emotional journeys. "Attending Loyola and the Online Program has been so rewarding, offering me growth personally and professionally", Evan says. We are so proud of Evan's academic success and achievements throughout her time at Loyola, and can't wait to see what happens next!

Latest News

  • March 18th- Classes Begin and Registration continues (2nd 8-week session)
  • March 20th-  Last Day to Register/ Add Classes (2nd 8-week session)
  • March 22nd- Last Day to Drop Classes (2nd 8-week session)
  • March 24th- Administrative Drop Deadline at 11:59 PM CST (2nd 8-week session)
  • March 28th- April 1st- Easter Holidays (No Classes)
  • April 2nd- Classes Resume/ Summer and Fall 2024 Advising Begins
  • April 15th- Summer and Fall 2024 Registration Begins

Important Announcements

Today is the first day of classes for the 2nd 8-week session! We wish you a successful session! If you have any questions regarding your class schedule, we encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor.

Academic Participation

The academic participation deadline for courses that begin today, March 18th, is Sunday, March 24th, at 11:59PM CST. Please find the Administrative Drop Policy here.

Financial Aid

Grant and student loan disbursements are scheduled to disburse to student accounts on or after Wednesday, March 27th.

Happy Women's History Month!

Women's History Month encourages the observation and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In March, we continue to recognize the special achievements of women worldwide.  

On March 8th, we acknowledge International Women's Day as an annual global holiday bringing focus to women's rights and gender disparities. Loyola's Office of Professional and Continuing Studies organized the second annual International Women's Day event on our campus, serving as a call to action to inspire inclusion.

Women's History Month

During this month, we highlight Loyola's Women's Resource Center. They have online resources regarding women empowerment, community, and programming here.

We want to hear from you!

The Online Student Success team values the feedback from our online students. We would like to learn about any ideas you have regarding possible webinars, newsletter content, and other resources that can enhance your student experience. Please let us know below:

OWLS Webinar

Thank you to all who were able to tune into the Writing Webinar presented by OWLS! OWLS provided various writing tips, guides, and resources for online students. If you missed the webinar,  the recording is live on our YouTube channel and you can view it below!

Student Spotlight: Student Athlete Edition

Congratulations to our 3 online students who were recognized by the Southern States Athletic Conference as members of the 2024 SSAC Championship Basketball All-Tournament Teams. Congratulations to Braelee Albert, Sandra Cannady, and Taylor Thomas!

Check out the stories of the Women's and Men's Basketball teams and all their success!

Latest News

  • February 19th - Classes Resume
  • March 4th - Last Day for Course Withdrawal (1st 8-week session)
  • March 12th-14th - Last Day of Classes/ Exam (1st 8-week session)
  • March 18th- Classes Begin and Registration continues (2nd 8-week session)
  • March 20th-  Last Day to Register/ Add Classes (2nd 8-week session)

Back to the Basics!

Welcome Back from Mardi Gras Break! We hope you had a restful yet fun break! If you have not yet registered for your Spring 2024 classes, the 2nd 8-week session registration is still happening and will end on March 20th! 

We encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor if you have questions about your course schedule. You can also connect with a Success Coach if you'd like to discuss effective strategies to stay on track your academic journey. 

Writing Webinar

Our upcoming Spring webinar hosted with the Office of Writing and Learning Services (OWLS) will be held on March 12th, 2024 at 12:30pm (CT). The webinar will explore various writing topics and provide resources for online students. You don't want to miss this so save the date!

For additional information on OWLS and the tutoring services they provide, please click here.

We want to hear from you!

The Online Student Success team values the feedback from our online students. We would like to learn about any ideas you have regarding possible webinars, newsletter content, and other resources that can enhance your student experience. Please let us know below:

Student Spotlight: Dean's List Edition

Dean's List Fall 2023

Latest News

  • January 16th - Classes Begin
  • January 18th - Last Day to Add Classes (8-week session)
  • January 22nd - Last Day to Drop Classes (8- week session)
                            - Administrative Drop Participation Deadline
  • January 29th - Last Day to Drop Classes (Full Semester)
  • February 12th - 16th- Mardi Gras Holidays (No Classes)
  • February 19th - Classes Resume

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back, Wolfpack! We hope you had a restful holiday break.

If you have not yet registered for classes, Spring 2024 registration ends January 18th (first 8- week session) and January 22nd (full semester courses).

We encourage you to reach out to a Success Coach if you'd like to discuss effective strategies for the new semester and any other additional resources needed along your academic journey!

Administrative Drop Reminder

The academic participation deadline for courses that begin today, January 16th, is Monday, January 22nd, at 11:59PM (Central Time). Please see the Administrative Drop Policy here.

Mardi Gras Holidays

Mardi Gras is right around the corner! As a reminder, the campus will be closed in recognition of the holidays from February 12th - February 16th. Our offices will reopen February 19th, 2024. 

Mardi Gras is a holiday celebrating the rich culture, traditions, and history of New Orleans! The first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3, 1699, when French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Sieur de Bienville landed about 60 miles from present-day New Orleans. Knowing it was Fat Tuesday back in France, Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras and held a small gala, marking the first celebration of Mardi Gras in the US. 

Love Carnival season? Find the 2024 Mardi Gras Parade schedule here.

Faculty Spotlight: Christian Bolden

Chair and Professor, Department of Criminology and Justice

Christian Bolden

Dr. Christian L. Bolden is the chairperson and associate professor of Criminology and Justice. His research areas are gang histories and processes, mass incarceration, and human trafficking. His book "Out of the Red: My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption" received the 2020 Frank Tannenbaum Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Convict Criminology amongst other awards. In 2012-2013, Dr. Bolden was the “Futurist in Residence” research fellow for the FBI. He continues to guest lecture for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico. 

Dr. Bolden enjoys teaching online undergraduate and graduate classes on gangs and mass incarceration. His advice to students- “Time management is key! In a fast-paced world, figuring out how to balance responsibilities is important for success.” Dr. Bolden's trailblazing work in criminology and justice allowed him his recognition as a Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor at Loyola University New Orleans.

As the Spring 2024 semester starts, Dr. Bolden shares these encouraging words: “Society is what we make it. Education gives you to power to think through and effect change.”

Latest News

  • November  17th - Last day for Course Withdrawal (Full semester courses)
  • November 22nd-24th - Thanksgiving Holidays
  • November 27th - Last day for Course Withdrawal (Second 8-week session)
                                - Classes Resume (All sessions)
  • December 8th - Last day of Classes (Full semester)
  • December 14th - Last day of Classes/ Exams (Second 8-week session)

Spring Registration

As a reminder, please note Spring 2024 Registration started on November 13th! If you have any questions about your Spring schedule, please reach out to your Academic Advisor.

We encourage you to reach out to a Success Coach if you'd like to brainstorm effective study strategies to assist you in reaching your goals.

Important: LORA Self-Service Error Message

All students received the following message yesterday from Alan Schomaker, Chief Information Officer:

A notice of defect was released today by Ellucian regarding the UPDATE FAILED error message that some students have been receiving when attempting to update course plan or schedule.  Here is the Notice:
 
ISSUE: Student Gets "Update Failed" - when attempting to update Student Planning (Student & Advisor / School in different time zones)
This will happen when the Student and School time zones are different. Updating the plan and re-updating it from a different time zone looks to be the primary cause of this specific issue.
Loyola is in the CENTRAL USA Time Zone.
 
WORKAROUND(s): 
  1. Changing the Operating System time zone to US-CENTRAL is first option to try (This is the TIME/DATE inthe SETTING or CONTROL PANEL of your computer)
  2. Changing the time zone to US-CENTRAL on the browser is more ideal (This can be done for a single browser and will not change the time of your computer)
    1. For CHROME Browser, the easiest way to change time zone for browser is to add extension “Change Time Zone for Google Chrome”,  this extension can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.  

The URL for this extension is https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/change-timezone-for-googl/cejckpjfigehbeecbbfhangbknpidcnh

J- Term Registration

J-Term 2024

January Term (J-Term) is an optional two-week learning experience available to enrolled undergraduate students at Loyola University New Orleans. J-Term takes place prior to the start of the Spring semester and provides students with a unique opportunity to catch up on credits, get ahead in their studies, or study abroad in an accelerated format. Each three-credit J-Term course will challenge students to think critically and dig deeply into one topic in an immersive format. Students, please be reminded that registration started on November 13, 2023, and J-Term will take place January 2 – 12, 2024. 

If interested in this opportunity and have any questions, please click here for more information on J-Term!

Course Withdrawal Reminders

The last day for course withdrawal is November 17th for full semester courses and November 27th for second 8-week session courses. 

You can find the withdrawal form here.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving from the Office of Online Student Success and City College! Sending you and your families a harvest of blessings this Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for you!

As a reminder, our campus will be closed in recognition of the holiday from November 22nd-24th.

Student Spotlight: Lhandon Howard

3rd Year Bachelor of Criminology & Justice Student

Llandon Howard

Lhandon Howard enrolled at Loyola at the height of the pandemic. He switched to the online program for medical reasons and COVID-19 complications. His goal has always been to attend Law school and was a reason for choosing to attend Loyola.

Lhandon appreciates the extra mile the online professors take in making classes more interesting and interactive. "Some aspects of online education can feel very middling and dry, which is why my favorite experiences are when professors put their personality into their class presentations in an engaging way", Lhandon says.

One piece of advice Lhandon would give to incoming and current students in the online program would be to be honest about their ability to work independently. "Because engagement differs from traditional school, you must be self-motivating and disciplined about completing coursework", he says. Our online program is rigorous, but given the tools that Loyola provides, students are set up for success in class and in the real world.

Latest News

  • October 23rd - Second 8-week Classes Begin
                            - Spring 2024 Registration Advising Begins
  • October 25th - Last Day to Add Classes (Second 8-week session)
  • October 27th - Last Day to Drop Classes (Second 8-week session)
  • November 6th - Spring 2024 Registration Begins (Second 8-week session)
  • November 10th -  Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Administrative Drop Policy

The academic participation deadline for courses that begin today, October 23rd, is Sunday, October 29th, 11:59PM (Central Time). Please see the Administrative Drop Policy here.

Tutor.com Student Success Webinar

You are invited to join Tutor.com's Free Student Success Webinar Series on Critical Thinking and Research Skills on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 @ 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT. In this webinar, learn about the characteristics of true critical thinkers and how to sharpen your research skills. Discover how to use search engines effectively, sort through possible resources quickly, evaluate evidence to support your ideas, and identify assumptions and biases!

This webinar will be led by Sarah Snyder, Jenna Gilio, and Henry Price from Tutor.com's Training and Development Team. To register for the FREE webinar, click here!

Campus Ministry Monthly Updates

The Department of Student Life and Ministry invites all graduate students to participate in the live-streamed and in-person events designed to support your spiritual growth in the Jesuit tradition. Find the newsletter here for more details on their monthly events! For more information, please visit their website.

Spring Registration

Spring 2024 Registration Advising begins on October 23rd and Spring 2024 Registration begins on November 6th. If you have any questions about your Spring schedule, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Academic Advisor.

We encourage you to reach out to a Success Coach if you'd like to brainstorm effective study strategies to prepare for the new session. 

Student Spotlight: Maria Del Carmen Hoy

Master of Science in Marketing and Communications

Maria Del Carmen

Maria is a current graduate student who has found Loyola's Online Program to be nothing short of fulfilling and has been drawn to the challenge of fast-paced asynchronous learning our programs offer. “There are limited options for tertiary education in my home country, Belize," she said "As a result, I have enjoyed every second of this program and have met so many interesting people along the way.”

Maria appreciates the professors' attentiveness and availability to assist her when needed. Her fellow peers are equally motivating and willing to work together toward their goals. "Through the completion of this program, I aim to be able to highlight Belize’s diverse culture and offerings, while working to ensure its conservation and preservation for generations to come," Maria says. Loyola Online offers programs that enable anyone to achieve their goals through hard work, discipline, and a commitment to success.

Latest News

  • October 6th - Last Day for Course Withdrawal (1st 8-week session)
  • October 9th -10th - Fall Break Holiday
  • October 17th -19th - Last Day of Class/Exam (1st 8-week session)
  • October 20th - Last Day to Apply for Graduation in May, August and December 2024

Quality Matters Learner Support Certification

We are pleased to announce Loyola Online programs have been awarded
the Quality Matters certification for Online Learner Support!  Loyola is one of only twelve universities with this certification, and the only one in Louisiana. This certification recognizes that our programs are providing the critical student and academic services needed for learner success and also use student feedback to make continual improvements to their services. 

Find more information about it here! 

Tips & Resources

Did you know online students have access to many resources through the Monroe Library? Find your eBooks, search research databases, and talk to a librarian liaison here!

Student Story 

Sarah Jarzembowski was looking for a master’s program that challenged her to grow both academically and spiritually. Learn how she found her calling below! 

If you would like to share your story with Loyola , please complete this form.

Pulse Survey

Let us know how your classes are going by completing this brief Pulse Survey.

We encourage you to reach out to a Success Coach if you'd like to brainstorm effective strategies to stay on track for the rest of the session. 

​​​​​Staff & Faculty Spotlight: Laura Jayne

Director of Student Services, Program Director for BA in Mass Communication, & Instructor, College of Music and Media

Laura Jayne has been working at Loyola University emphasizing student success for more than 15 years. She has been teaching in Loyola’s Online Program since it began. “I love all our students of course,” she said, “but to be in college a little later than usual, often working a full-time job and raising children, takes special dedication. I am excited to help these students succeed.”

She is pleased to be program director for the B.A. in Mass Communication and to once again be advising students in the online degree program. In addition to being Online Program Director for Mass Communication, Ms. Jayne is Director of Student Services for Loyola’s College of Music and Media. “No one does poorly in college because of lack of ability. Usually it's more that roadblocks to success, or life gets in the way,” she said. “I work hard to help students overcome those roadblocks, or bumps in the road, to graduate and have all the opportunities that brings.”

Latest News

  • August 21st - Fall Courses Begin
  • August 23rd - Last Day to Add for First 8-Week Session
  • August 25th - Last Day to Drop for First 8-Week Session
  • August 25th - Last Day to Add for Full Semester courses
  • September 1st - Last Day to Drop for Full Semester courses
  • September 4th - Labor Day Holiday

Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Please familiarize yourself with our Administrative Withdrawal Policy, found here. The participation deadline for courses that begin today, August 21st, is Sunday, August 27th, 11:59PM (Central Time).

Tips & Resources

Did you know Canvas has an app?  You can view your courses, see when assignments are due, and have easy access to course updates and announcements! 

You can find the Canvas app in the App Store or Play Store by searching Canvas Student.  After downloading and opening the app, you can (1) find your school, (2) selecting Loyola University New Orleans.  Then, you will (3) enter your Loyola email as your username and (4) your Microsoft/LORA Self-Service password.  (5)  Your Dashboard will allow you to select which course you'd like to view, as well as (6) alert you to any notifications or inbox messages. You can find more information about navigating the app here.

Canvas app

​​​​Student Story 

Emily Picou returned to school after a 20 year hiatus to finish her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree. Learn more of her inspiring story about overcoming obstacles below!

 If you would like to share your story with Loyola Online, please complete this form.

Summer Session Survey Reminder

Did you take courses over the summer?  We'd love to hear from you!  Reminder to complete our Summer Session Survey.

Staff Spotlight: Chakayla Coulter

Online Success Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Please help us welcome Chakayla Coulter to the Online Success team!  Chakayla graduated from Xavier University in 2022 and is starting the Master of Science in Counseling program.  She will be joining the team as the Online Graduate Assistant, assisting with student outreach and coaching.
 
"I am so thrilled to join the Online Success Coaching team! Working with students in a mentorship capacity has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy seeing students progress throughout their educational journey and reach beyond their potential. I am so excited to be an asset for our Online students and be a small part of their testimonies."

Latest News

  • July 5th - Second 7-Week and 5-Week Session Courses Begin
  • July 6th - Last Day to Add or Drop for Second 5-Week Session
  • July 7th - Last Day to Add Courses for Second 7-Week Session
  • July 11th - Last Day to Drop Courses for Second 7-Week Session
  • July 21st - Last Day to Withdraw from Second 5-Week Session Courses
  • July 21st - Last Day to Withdraw from 10-Week Session Courses
  • August 4th - Last Day to Withdraw from Second 7-Week Session Courses

Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Please familiarize yourself with our Administrative Withdrawal Policy, found here.  The participation deadline for courses that begin today, July 5th, is Tuesday, July 11th, 11:59PM (Central Time). 

Student Story

Despite living more than 1,000 miles away, online nursing student Valencia Collins fell in love with the city of New Orleans. Learn how she earned her master’s degree in nursing at Loyola University New Orleans while working full-time as a nurse in Cleveland, OH. Check out more of her story below!

If you would like to share your story with Loyola Online, please complete this form.

You Asked, We Listened! 

Thanks to all who completed our Pulse Survey!  We received several requests for more information about Success Coaching, Advising, and Tutoring. Please see below some additional resources about these student support services.

  • Advising: Advisors are available to students throughout the academic year, especially during advising and registration periods.  Students work with their advisors to navigate course offerings and course sequencing to ensure a clear path to graduation. Students may find their academic advisor's information on LORA Self-Service, under the User Profile Section.
  • Success Coaching: Our Success Coaches are eager to assist you with resources to overcome any challenges that may arise during your educational journey at Loyola and to help you achieve your goals.  You can find more about our Success Coaches and schedule an appointment here
  • Tutoring: Online tutoring for certain subjects is included in current students' tuition and fees. Go to the "Online Student Resources" course in Canvas and click on "Tutor.com 24/7 Online Tutoring" on the left side of the page. You are assigned three hours. If you need more time please email us at onlinetutoringrequest@loyno.edu

Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Lisa Collins

Mass Communications Online Program Director and Faculty Member

Lisa Collins

I enjoy teaching and advising online students because they bring such a variety of perspectives to the classroom and our programs. They have different lived experiences, and it makes for a richer class experience when they share their viewpoints. I also think my teaching gets better every time I lead an online class because our students really push me to connect in different ways. One way I am trying to improve my teaching is to become more inclusive. That can mean better lecture slides, or choosing content for classes that resonates with students on a deeper level. I know I am connecting with online students when the class discussions take on a life of their own, and classmates are prompting each other to connect ideas and concepts from the course. 

Advising online students helps me get to know them and what they want out of their degree. That way I can help them choose the best classes to help them succeed, here at Loyola and beyond the classroom. The best part is when a student graduates and I get an email that says, "Thanks for cheering me on."

Latest News

  • June 5th - Last Day to Drop for 10 Week Session Courses that began on 5/30
  • June 16th - Last Day for Course Withdrawal for First 7-Week Session Courses
  • June 16th - Last Day for Course Withdrawal for First 5-Week Session Courses
  • June 19th - Juneteenth University Holiday
  • June 29th - Last Day to Withdraw from the University
  • June 29th - Last Day of Classes for First 7-Week Session Courses 
  • July 4th - Fourth of July University Holiday 
  • July 5th - Second 7-Week Session Courses Begin

​​​​Summer and Fall Registration

Summer and Fall Registration is open!  Second 7-week summer session courses begin on July 5th, and Fall courses begin on August 21st.  Find available courses HERE, and reach out to your advisor with any questions about registering for classes.

Burnout Webinar

Thanks to everyone who attended the Burnout Webinar! Madison Bates, online success coach, did a wonderful presentation addressing burnout and ways to prevent it. If you were unable to attend, you may view the webinar here, and the corresponding presentation here.

Student Story

Carolina Fierro-Amador had barely used a computer before she enrolled in the online program at Loyola University New Orleans. Learn how she overcame challenges to earn her Master of Pastoral Studies!

If you would like to share your story with Loyola Online, please complete this form.

Hurricane Preparedness

As we begin the Atlantic Hurricane Season, it is a great time to begin preparations if you live in an area that might be affected by storms.  Becoming prepared and remaining prepared until the end of Hurricane Season in November is critical in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast areas. 

Find more information about Hurricane Preparedness here

Staff Spotlight: Madison Bates

Madison Bates

Graduate Assistant, Online Success Coach "Working for Loyola Online as a GA has been one of life’s biggest blessings. I have always had such a passion for working with students and helping them reach their highest potential. Loyola Online has allowed me to work as a success coach 1:1 with a variety of online learners, helping them navigate their educational journey - whether that be at the beginning middle or end. I have been so inspired by the many testimonies that my students have told me firsthand, and being able to take part in a small piece of their journey means more to me than anything."

Madison is almost finished with her graduate program at Loyola, so she will soon be moving to new adventures!  We wish her all the best, and are so grateful for her hard work and dedication to serving our students over the past 2 years.

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