Question: I can’t log in to register for Messina/my username and/or password is not working... What do I do in order to register?
Answer: Students receive an email from Loyola's Office of Technology Services after submitting an enrollment deposit. The email, which contains login information to access the InsideLoyola site and First-Year Program registration, will be sent to the email address Loyola has on file. However, it is possible that the email slipped into a spam folder, so it's best to check multiple email folders when searching the the message. If you are still unable to find the email or access the account, please contact the Student Technology Center Help Desk. You may reach the Help Desk by calling 410-617-5555, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Mention that you are an incoming first-year student and that you are trying to log in to InsideLoyola to register for Messina/Loyola 101 but do not have the username/password information to do so.
When your username/password is confirmed, please visit the First-Year Programs website: http://www.loyola.edu/fyp and select the "Register" tab in order to continue into the InsideLoyola registration site. Contact the Messina Office at 410-617-2669 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Question: Which course pairings should I choose given my intended major/interest?
Answer: All Messina courses fulfill Core requirements. You are welcome to preference a course based on your intended major, Core requirements (click to find out more about Core Curriculum Requirements) or an interest in a particular topic. Either way, Messina courses will help towards fulfilling graduation requirements. Next to the course title, look for the "C" for Core or "D" for Diversity indicating the requirement the course fulfills.
Question: Is my participation in a First-Year Program guaranteed after registering?
Answer: No. Students are not enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may register for a First-Year Program up until June 3, 2013. If demand exceeds the slots available, a lottery system will be utilized in order to ensure a fair and equitable enrollment process.
Question: Can I live in the same room with a student not signed up for the Messina program?
Answer: Yes. For the 2013-2014 academic year, you may choose to live with a student not enrolled in Messina. However, you will not be eligible to live in Flannery O'Connor Hall. Additionally, the roommate preference must be mutual. So, when filling out your housing registration questionnaire during Summer Orientation, be sure that each student is requesting to live with their intended roommate.
Question: How and when do I register for my non-Messina courses?
Answer: Incoming first-year students will register for non-Messina courses when they meet with an Advisor at an assigned time during Summer Orientation. For more information about Summer Orientation, please click on this link: Summer Orientation
Question: I am already in the Honors Program, do I still need to register for Messina?
Answer: If you are already enrolled in the Loyola Honors Program, you do not need to register separately for Messina. Messina offers course pairings designed by Honors faculty members to fulfill the first-year Honors Human Drama sequence requirements.
Question: Will the same Messina students be in ALL of my fall semester classes?
Answer: No. Students will travel together as a class only to Messina seminar courses and Enrichment Hours (1 course during fall semester and 1 course during spring semester).
Question: Can I take courses in both Messina and Loyola 101?
Answer: No. Students cannot be co-enrolled in both Messina and Loyola 101. Students may express a preference in Messina and Loyola 101, but students may only be enrolled in one of the two programs.
Question: How will Messina courses and the Messina Enrichment Hour affect my course load?
Answer: Messina is a full-year program in which students take one Messina course in the fall and one Messina course in the spring. Students will typically take 4 other non-Messina courses each semester. In addition, Messina students will participate in a 1-hour "Enrichment Hour" with the Messina course faculty member, an Administrator from the Student Development division and the fall Evergreen (student orientation leader). Though this is extra time spent in class, the time will sometimes be devoted to off-campus class trips, discussions about first-year transition issues and other topics as they surface. Similar to a lab attached to a course, the Enrichment Hour is taken for no additional credit but still very much required.
Question: What happens if I want to change something on my First-Year Program preference form? Am I allowed to re-submit it?
Answer: To edit your First-Year Program preference form, please return to the First-Year Program registration page or click here: First-Year Program registration and log in. From there you are able to edit your preferences by filling out the entire form again. The newest submission will overwrite the previous one. Note that the editing process is open until the June 3 registration deadline.
Question: Will there be additional Messina-specific housing beyond Flannery O'Connor Hall?
Answer: No. Students who are enrolled for Messina but not able to live in Flannery O’Connor Hall due to space constraints will be placed in doubles or suites based on their housing registration preferences and availability. They will have access to Flannery O’Connor Hall seminar rooms and 1st floor common spaces so that they can fully participate in Messina activities.
Question: What happens if one find out that I received Advanced Placement credit for one of the Messina classes I am registered for?
Answer: Loyola will contact you once we official Advanced Placement scores have been reported to switch your Messina course pairing if you have received credit for one or both classes in the pairing you are registered to take. We will do our best to provide an option for one of other course pairing preferences. Students who received credit for scores on the Advance Placement Literature test are eligible to enroll in the Political Science/English course pairing since the English counts for the second English core requirement.