Welcome, Class of 2019!

Next Steps

You’ve been accepted! Now what?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Loyola! We are excited for you to become part of the Loyola family. The following information explains the next steps to take after you receive your admission letter.

Apply for financial aid

The financial aid application filing deadline is Feb. 15. Applicants for need-based financial aid must file the 2015-16 CSS PROFILE Application, www.collegeboard.com, and the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), www.fafsa.ed.gov. Loyola University Maryland’s CSS PROFILE Code Number is 5370 and FAFSA Code Number is 002078. For more information visit: www.loyola.edu/financialaid.

Visit campus

We invite you to come and take a closer look! Visit opportunities include:

Live LOYOLA: Our Open House for High School Seniors
Feb. 21

Class Visits: Contact our visit coordinator at admission@loyola.edu to register for a weekday class visit.

Weekday Visits: Information Session and Campus Tour

Saturday at LOYOLA: Information Session and Campus Tour
Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 14, April 25

Connect with classmates on Loyola’s official Facebook group

We invite you to join our Facebook group designed specifically for accepted and deposited Loyola University Maryland students. The site is an online community where you can share thoughts, ideas, suggestions and questions; and get more information. This page is the only official community sponsored by Loyola.

As we do every year, the site will be closely monitored by Loyola administrators until August 15, at which point we will remove ourselves from the group, but invite students to continue to connect with one another.

Contact your admission counselor

Our admission counselors work with students and college counseling offices in specific regions or territories across the country and internationally. The same counselor visiting your high school, or representing Loyola at a college fair in your area, is your contact and resource in Loyola’s office of undergraduate admission. Admission counselors work with you, your family, and your school counselors to help navigate you through the admission and enrollment process. They are familiar with the high school you attend, the area you are coming from, and even know Loyola alumni from your high school. Connect with your admission counselor as you finalize your college search!

Submit your deposit!

First-year resident students admitted through the Early Action and Regular Decision plan must submit a fee of $750 ($350 for commuters) by May 1 in order to secure their place in the entering class as well as a space in the residence halls.

First-year resident students admitted through the Early Decision plan must submit a fee of $750 ($350 for commuters) within 10 days of the date on their acceptance letter in order to secure their place in the entering class as well as a space in the residence halls.

The deposit is non-refundable, unless a student is not awarded class or housing space, and is applied toward tuition and room and board fees. Deposits may be charged on Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. No telephone charges will be accepted.

Submit your deposit at www.loyola.edu/deposit.

Officially a Greyhound?

Congratulations on submitting your deposit! Depositing at Loyola is just the first step in beginning your Loyola journey. Starting in April, you will receive information from us about important next steps like registering for summer orientation. But for now, just relax and enjoy your senior year! You will receive your official Loyola email address and login credentials in the next few weeks, which you’ll want to check regularly for updates for the Class of 2019.

Looking ahead?

Here’s a sneak-peak of important steps you will need to complete before and after summer orientation, beginning April 13. We will send you an email reminder of when you can get started!

What to do before Summer Orientation, starting April 13:

Check your Loyola email address frequently

You will receive your email address and student ID number from the office of technology services approximately 8–10 days after depositing. This email will be sent to the email provided on your application.

An ID number and username is needed in order to register for Summer Orientation, take online placement exams, and sign up for Messina.

Once you deposit, all emails will be sent to your Loyola account (not your personal account), so it is very important that you check your Loyola email frequently.

For questions about your email account or ID number please contact the office of technology services at 410-617-5555.

Register for Summer Orientation

We offer separate student and parent programs designed to help each group better understand the challenges and excitement of beginning a college career at Loyola. These two-day programs allow you to register for fall classes, housing, and your meal plan while providing insight to our many campus resources. Orientation will also give you a chance to meet other members of the incoming class and begin to ease your transition to college and make your first year a success.

You can register for one of the five orientation sessions beginning April 13, 2015, at www.loyola.edu/orientation. Registration is first-come, first-served, so we recommend registering early as sessions will close. A valid Loyola ID number is required in order to register.

Orientation Sessions:

  • Session 1: June 15 – 16
  • Session 2: June 18 – 19
  • Session 3: June 22 – 23
  • Session 4: June 25 – 26
  • Session 5: June 29 – 30

For questions regarding Summer Orientation please contact the office of student engagement at 410-617-2032 or orientation@loyola.edu.

Verify and update demographic information by May 22

Please update your information online. You must provide your login information found in the welcome letter from the office of technology services.

For questions about this please contact the records office at 410-617-2263.

Sign up for Messina by June 2

Visit www.loyola.edu/messina to sign up for Messina, Loyola’s first-year living learning program. Registration opens April 13, 2015. Students should preference at least five Messina course pairings (one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester) they are interested in taking during their first year at Loyola.

For questions about Messina please call 410-617-2669.

Complete online math and language placement tests by June 2

Placement tests will be available starting April 13, 2015. Information and instructions may be found at www.loyola.edu/aasc on the First-Year Students page. All students should take the placement exams—even if you have AP/IB/College Credit that will satisfy core requirement. The results from these placement test will be used during class registration at Summer Orientation.

Questions regarding placement testing and AP/IB/College Credits can be directed to the Academic Advising and Support Center at 410-617-5050.

Students should also consider:

Registering for a Pre-Fall Program by July 6

Loyola's six Pre-Fall Programs offer the opportunity to get an early connection to Loyola and your classmates. Each of these experiences occurs just prior to the beginning of Welcome Weekend, giving you a chance to arrive to campus a few days early and ease into your first year at Loyola. More information can be found at www.loyola.edu/joinus/orientation/prefallprograms.

Students may NOT apply and register for multiple programs. Students can only apply for a maximum of two application-based programs, or register for one first-come, first-served, program.

Registration for Pre-Fall Programs will open on May 4, 2015, and close on July 6, 2015. Register at www.loyola.edu/joinus/orientation/prefallprograms.

Registering with Disability Support Services

All students with documented disabilities should register with Disability Support Services. This office arranges services and accommodations for students with disabilities in order to provide academic, physical, and electronic access to all University programs. Students will be required to provide current and comprehensive documentation of disabilities. Visit the Disability Support Services website for more information.

What to do after Summer Orientation:

Complete the University health form by July 24

A mailing will be sent to your home address regarding health and immunization requirements for all full-time undergraduate students. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your health care provider when you receive this information so that you can have your health form completed and receive any necessary vaccinations. Students who do not submit their completed health form by July 24, 2015 will be unable to move on campus in the fall. For additional information, visit the student health services web page at www.loyola.edu/department/studenthealth or call 410-617-5055.

Complete "Think About It" Part 1 by Aug. 26

Think About It prepares new college students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life. Focusing on minimizing risks associated with alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence, Think About It takes a harm-reduction approach that resonates with students and results in a healthy campus culture.

Resident students may not check into the residence halls until Part 1 is complete.

Information and instructions about Think About It will be sent via email to students on Aug. 1.

Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial by Aug. 26

The Academic Integrity Tutorial introduces the Honor Code and is designed you know what academic integrity means at Loyola. The instructions for this online tutorial will be sent via email in early August. Resident students may not check into the residence halls until the tutorial is complete.

Enroll in or waive Loyola’s health insurance

In an effort to ensure students’ physical and financial health, Loyola University Maryland requires all full-time domestic/international Undergraduate students to have health insurance during the 2015-16 academic year. You are required to either enroll in or waive the insurance coverage offered by the University. Action must be taken. Students who wish to waive coverage must have comparable coverage based on Loyola’s waiver criteria. Additional information regarding the school sponsored health insurance plan and how to either enroll/waive will be sent to the students via email. Postcards will also be sent to the home address in early June.

Complete extra health forms (student-athletes only)

If you are planning—or even considering—to play intercollegiate athletics, you must complete additional health forms and information. You can do so by downloading the freshman and transfer student-athlete health information packet on the athletics website.