Student Services Overview

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 Services Program

The mission of the Office of Career Services at the College of Law is to equip law students and alumni with the ability to define and achieve their career aspirations, and assess their interests and values. The office is staffed with licensed attorneys and legal recruitment professionals who have both law school and law firm experience.

Located in BB 330, the Career Services staff offers one-on-one counseling to assist students and alumni with local and out-of-state job searches. Professional development programming, internships, recruitment programs, job fairs, networking events, mentoring programs, and other services are offered to educate law students and alumni regarding the methods of achieving career ambitions and employment options for those in possession of a Juris Doctor degree. By cultivating relationships with legal employers (e.g., the judiciary, private law firms, government agencies, legal services), alumni, local and national associations, and other members of the legal community, the Office of Career Services develops employment opportunities for law students and alumni.

Academic Counseling

For those students who need advice and counseling about their law program, the members of the faculty are available on a designated basis. The dean and associate deans will assist the student with scheduling courses and are available to discuss other problems that may arise in the academic year.

Academic Success Program

The College of Law Academic Success Program complements the law school curriculum to assist students in attaining academic success and is an integral part of Loyola Law School’s commitment to the academic achievement of all students. The Academic Success Program recognizes that students have diverse learning methods and backgrounds that affect their performance in law school. The program provides presentations, workshops, skills seminars and study groups on such topics as brief writing, test taking, issue spotting, essay writing, and time and stress management. The program also provides professional academic guidance and one-on-one tutorials to enhance studying, analysis, comprehension and writing. Individual meetings allow students to focus on their specific academic strengths and weaknesses to assess the best approach for achieving academic success. The Program is open to all students. Information about specific times and locations for activities and office hours will be posted on the web page and bulletin boards. The Academic Success Program office is located in Room 402.

Marie D. Tufts, Director, Academic Success Program, Telephone (504) 861-5689, Email: mdtufts@loyno.edu.

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, 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.

Student Housing

Cabra Hall, located on the Broadway campus adjacent to the College of Law, is a residence hall primarily housing undergraduate upperclass men and women. Law students may apply for housing in Cabra Hall, and every effort will be made to house law students in a suite with other law students.  The Office of Residential Life will make every effort to accommodate law students with housing, but they are not guaranteed a space in Cabra Hall.  There are no accommodations for married students on campus.

Law students are encouraged to visit the College of Law housing webpage for information on off-campus housing.

Requests for further information about campus housing should be forwarded directly to the Office of Residential Life, following notification of acceptance to the College of Law.  Their direct number is 504-865-2445.

Campus Parking

Students may park on campus by purchasing a parking permit from the Loyola Express Card/Parking Services office located on the first floor of Biever Hall. Visitors may park in the Freret Street Parking Garage by paying an hourly rate or at a paid parking meter. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours every day, weekends and holidays included. Please refer to the Loyola University parking and traffic regulations brochure for a complete listing of the parking regulations. For further information about on-campus parking, please contact the Loyola Express Card office at (504) 865-3000.

Commuter Services

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs serves the needs of Loyola University’s commuter students, which represent over 54 percent of the student population. The university recognizes its responsibility for responding to their unique needs.

Resources for commuter students including brochures, apartment listings, car pooling information, bus schedules, and programs are available in the Office of Co-Curricular Programs located in the Danna Student Center.

Student Health Services

Loyola’s Student Health Services is located on the main campus on the lower level of the Danna Student Center.  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, well-woman exams, anonymous HIV testing, allergy injections (available through Tulane Student Health Center), and licensed in-house and contract 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, laboratory tests, and hospitalization are at the student’s expense. For more information about Student Health Services please call (504) 865-3326.

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.

Health Insurance

Loyola University New Orleans provides a student health insurance plan through Gallagher Koster. The plan is available for students who are United States citizens. Gallagher Koster manages the insurance program and United Healthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) is the insurance company and claims administrator.

For details about what’s covered, to review Frequently Asked Questions, locate participating providers, or enroll in the plan, visit the Gallagher Koster website.

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 provided free to new students during the registration period. After class starts, all cards cost $15. Only one I.D. card is allowed per student. The cards are used for admittance to the Recreational Sports Complex, the residence halls, the parking garage, as well as serving as the card for students on a board plan and/or students who deposit funds for future food or bookstore purchases, vending purchases or laundry, campus events, and for other activities. They are required for use of campus library facilities.

Students must obtain their Loyola identification cards from the Loyola Express Card Office in the Danna Student Center, lower level. Students must have the cards on their persons at all times to present to university officials on demand. Loan of the card to anyone is prohibited. Use of another’s card subjects the user and the lender to a fine and/or disciplinary action. Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to the Express Card office. There is a $15 charge for replacement cards. The cards are used for the full term of enrollment at Loyola. Law students’ cards must be validated at the beginning of each semester at either the Office of Student Records at the College of Law or the Express Card office on the main campus at (504) 865-3000. Cards must be validated at the beginning of each semester at Loyola's Parking/ID office located in university police headquarters in Biever Hall.

Student Organizations

Membership in student organizations provides opportunities for law students to achieve educational and professional relevance in non-class time activities. Through participation in law student organizations, students have the opportunity to integrate the experiences of the classroom with the concerns and issues of the legal profession. Of the more than 120 student organizations chartered by the university, approximately 25 are affiliated directly with the College of Law under the umbrella of the Student Bar Association. Please contact the Student Bar Association at (504) 861-5541.

Law students are also eligible for membership in non-law student organizations based upon personal interest and the membership criteria of the student organization.

Broadway Activities Center (BAC)

The Broadway Activities Center (BAC), located across the street from the College of Law, houses the Broadway Campus mail room, University Ministry office, one law classroom (BA 202), the SBA office, an office for law journals, and an office for student organizations, as well as individual storage lockers which are available for rental for a nominal fee. The BAC operates under the supervision of the director of the Joseph A. Danna Student Center and student activities. For more information, please call (504) 865-3622 or the Associate Dean of Students in the College of Law at (504) 861-5761.

The Joseph A. Danna Student Center

The Joseph A. Danna Student Center located on the main campus is the university center for the campus community. This center houses the full-service dining facilities of the university, located in five different locations in the building. The center mall contains a credit union, a hairstylist shop, a convenience store, food service outlet, and three automatic teller machines (ATMs) of local banks. Located outside the mall is a university-operated branch of the U.S. Post Office. The Danna Student Center also contains lounges, meeting rooms, the Danna Student Center Art Gallery, student organization offices, and some student affairs administrative offices.

The Danna Student Center, through the University Programming Board, offers a full range of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities for the entire university community. Contact number: (504) 865-3622.

The Bookstore

The Loyola Bookstore located on the main floor of the Danna Student Center provides required and recommended textbooks, computer hardware and software, leisure and literary reading material, school supplies, gift items, class rings, clothing, and Loyola memorabilia. It serves as a central unit for the university’s business supplies. Hours of operation are posted. To contact the bookstore, call (504) 865-3262.

Department of Athletics and Wellness

The Department of 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 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, floor hockey and racquetball; 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 cards 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 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). 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.