Loyola University Maryland

Graduate Students

FAQ

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I've just been accepted to at graduate program at Loyola. What do I need to do next?

First, you should contact your program director. Next, you should visit our Graduate Student Services website for useful and practical information about available services to help you get started. 

I plan to move to the Baltimore area soon. Where can I get more information?

The Baltimore Collegetown Network is a good resource for information about things to do, the free Collegetown Shuttle, and Baltimore neighborhoods. Visit www.baltimorecollegetown.org.

I need funding. Do you have any resources to help me?

Visit the following sections to learn more about ways to offset the cost of your degree:

Where can I find the academic calendar?

The academic calendar is located on the records office website.

What are some phone numbers that I may need?

  • Admission: 410-617-5020
  • Financial Aid: 410-617-2576
  • Graduate Student Services: 410-617-2353
  • The Career Center: 410-617-5535
  • Records Department: 410-617-5033
  • Recreation/Intramural Hotline: 410-617-2993

View the complete online directory.

Where are Loyola's Graduate Campuses?

View directions to all Loyola campuses.

Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, Md. 21045
410-617-7600

Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD. 231093
410-617-1500

Is Loyola accessible by public transportation?

Columbia and Timonium are not directly served by public transportation, but are reachable within walking distance of a bus stop. Busses #310 and #311 stop the closest to the Columbia Graduate Center.  Get off at the Snowden River Park and Ride, and it's about an 18 minute walk. 

The Ridgely and Kurtz Avenue stop on the #8 bus is about a 15 minute walk to the Timonium Graduate Center, or the Timonium Business Park stop on the Light Rail is only about a 7 minute walk.

The Baltimore campus, at Charles Street and Coldspring Lane, is directly served by several bus routes, including the #33 (which connects to the Light Rail). For more information on reaching Loyola by means of public transportation, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.

What are the graduate campus hours of operation?

Facility hours of operation are 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Where can I get my Loyola ID and parking pass?

In Columbia, ID cards may be obtained in suite 130 Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In Timonium, they can be obtained at the Facility Management office 02 front lobby window from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m Monday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

An ID card can only be printed when the semester that the student has enrolled has begun. ID cards are reactivated each semester that the student is enrolled in classes and will not work when the student has graduated or is not currently enrolled.

Parking passes can be obtained at the security desk in the lobby during facility hours of operation. The hangtags are provided at no cost to the student and are encouraged so that Public Safety can locate the student if anything should occur to the vehicle (lights left on, etc).

What are the dining options at the graduate centers?

Timonium Graduate Center

Snack/soda machines and a change machine is available in the 24/7 North Corridor area. Money can be put on the student's ID card through the Value Transfer System in Resource Center 78A or through Inside Loyola by credit card.

Parkhurst, the onsite University caterer, offers coffee, espresso, cappuccino, specialty soups, sandwiches, and salads during the fall and spring semesters.  Students can use cash, ID card, or credit to purchase items.

Columbia Graduate Center

Vending machines are located on the first and third floor in the student lounges.  The first floor vending machines take cash; the third floor vending takes the Evergreen Card or coins.  Students have access to a refrigerator and two microwaves in each lounge.  Money can be put on the Evergreen Card (student's ID card) through the Value Transfer System outside of the first floor student lounge, room 109; or through Inside Loyola by credit card.

Nearby restaurants:

  • The Greene Turtle and Cheeburger Cheeburger are located next to Loyola, using the convenient steps from the parking lot
  • There are several places to eat on Dobbin Road including Riverside Coffee and Café (coffee, breakfast and lunch), Noodles Corner, and Pub Dog, and Wegman's.
  • Further up Dobbin Road, immediately before Rt. 175, Dobbin Center is on the right. At the Center they have Wendy’s, McDonalds, Chick-fil-A , Panera Bread, Baha Fresh, Five Guys , and others.
  • Across from the Dobbin Center, off of Dobbin Road, are Starbucks, Fuddruckers, and Pei Wei.

How can I request help with technology?

Students can request technology help by contacting the Student Technology Center at 410-617-5555 or by email at ots@loyola.edu.

How do I forward my email?

Watch this video to see step by step instructions on forwarding your student "Live" email account to another address.

Where can I use a computer?

There are several computer labs available for student use, and most are available 24 hours/7 days a week by Evergreen ID card access. See the full listing of labs.

Are printers available for student use?

Yes, students have access to printers in the Timonium and Columbia Graduate Centers. In Timonium printers are located in Lab 01, Resource Center 78A, Breakout room corridor, and Classroom 37. All printing is conducted by swiping an ID card at the Optiprint machine that is located beside each printer.

In Columbia,  printers are available in the first floor student lounge, Room 109, and the third floor student lounge.

What are the opportunities for graduate students to socialize with each other?

There are many opportunities for graduate students to meet and socialize with each other. The Graduate Student Organization has great opportunities to socialize with other graduate students at Loyola.

Where can I find a list of academic policies and procedures?

Visit University policies page to learn more about policies and procedures.

Where can I find information on disability support services?

Disability support services are available to all Loyola students with a disability. Visit the disability support services website.

Are career service resources available to graduate students?

Yes. The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland provides comprehensive and free services to all of its graduate students. Visit the Career Center website for more information.