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New Student Checklist

Spring 2024 First-Year Students

Welcome to the Greyhound Nation! As a new student, we know you likely have a lot of questions about what you’ll need to do to prepare for your first semester at Loyola. This New Student Checklist is designed to guide you through the tasks you need to complete to finish the enrollment process and begin your journey as a Hound.

Please read through each item carefully and explore the links provided for more information. We look forward to you joining us on campus in the near future. It will be here before you know it!

Confirm contact information and intended major

Please update your contact information online and select a potential intended major as soon as possible. To access the form, you need your Loyola login credentials found in the welcome letter from Loyola’s office of technology services. For questions about login access, please contact the office of technology services at 410-617-5555.

Via Inside Loyola click Undergrad Demographics, then enter your username again to access the Undergraduate Demographics Update form. Your username is the same as your email address but without "" on the end.

For questions about this process, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 410-617-2659 or visit the Contact Us page.


Complete online math and language placement tests

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 tests will be used during the course registration process.

First-year Students

Complete housing application

Once deposited, students will receive a welcome email from the Office of Residence Life & Housing with instructions on how to submit the housing application. All students are required to submit this application within 72 hours of receiving this email, whether or not they plan to live on campus.

Learn more about the housing application

Submit your final transcript

As part of the enrollment process, all incoming students are required to submit a final high school transcript. Please arrange to have your school counseling office send us your final high school transcript as soon as it is available. The transcript should come directly from your school counseling office and include your high school graduation date. It should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or by email to

Complete the Student Family Profile

In an effort to maintain connection with our students’ families, we ask for your cooperation in providing information that will allow us to keep your family informed about campus life. Please ask your parents or guardian to complete the Student Family Profile.

Student Family Profile

Fulfill health requirements

Students are required to complete the Student Health Profile Requirements, including submitting immunization records and providing proof of insurance. This profile is to be completed entirely on the Secure Patient Portal.

Students living on campus will be prohibited from checking into the residence halls until the health profile is complete.

Health Profile Requirements

January 28 Complete online educational training

As a new member of the Loyola community, there are several online programs that you are required to complete. Topics include alcohol and drug education, sexual assault prevention, mental well-being, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Information and instructions will be sent to your Loyola email address in December.

Vector Course Information

Submit photo for Evergreen Card

The Evergreen card is your campus ID as well as access to your residence hall, meal plan, printing and laundry services. You will receive an email in December with the subject “Loyola University Maryland ID Photo Submission” with instructions on how to upload your photo.

Online Photo Submission

Enroll in or waive the student health insurance plan

Loyola University requires all full-time students to have health insurance during the academic year. You are required to either enroll in or waive the insurance coverage offered by the University. Action must be taken. Additional information on the plan and instructions on how to either enroll/waive will be sent to your Loyola email.

Student Health Insurance Plan

If applicable Register with Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS)

Incoming students with disabilities who want accommodations to live or learn at Loyola should register with Disability & Accessibility Services as soon as possible.

Students are required to provide current and comprehensive documentation of their disabilities, which meets DAS guidelines.

Disability & Accessibility Services 
Register With DAS 
Housing Accommodations

Submit final tuition payment

Submit your final tuition payment online.

Student Administrative Services

Access your Loyola student account and email

Most of the official communication you receive from Loyola will be delivered electronically to your Loyola email. Within three to five business days of your deposit to Loyola, you’ll receive an ID number, username, and official Loyola email address. It is important to check your account frequently for news and information.

If you have trouble finding these emails (remember to check your junk folder) or have questions about your email account or ID number, please contact the office of technology services at 410-617-5555.

Access Loyola Email

Additional Enrollment Steps

Loyola awards credit for AP, IB, A-Level, and college courses if they meet the standards and requirements set by the University and its academic departments. In order to qualify for credit, students must have official scores and transcripts sent to Loyola.
If you plan to play intercollegiate varsity athletics, you must complete the additional health forms and information as soon as possible. The forms will be sent to you electronically from the athletics department.


As engaged voters, Loyola students register for LoyolaVotes!, an online platform that assists with three key aspects to voting, even if you are already registered to vote and no matter what U.S. state or territory you are from. Our goal is to make voting easy and convenient over your next four years to ensure you don’t miss pivotal elections that shape our future.