How is the site organized?
The homepage features activities taking place today at Loyola, any announcements, and photo submissions selected to be posted that day, as well as items for the past three days. You can switch between the "students" and "faculty/administrators/staff" views. The activities page features activities for the next two weeks. Announcements and photos submissions from the past two weeks can be found on the main "Campus Notes" section of the site.
How can I submit an item?
Because the system is automated, items can only be submitted through the online form: http://today.loyola.edu/submit. We can not accept posts through email.
What are the guidelines for submissions?
Announcements should be a notice about a registration deadline, ticket information, policy updates, etc. Activities are events taking place on a Loyola campus. Photos submissions cannot be regarding an event or announcement. Activities and announcement submissions must be for Loyola sponsored activities and notices.
Where can I ask a general question about Loyola Today or provide feedback on the site?
You can submit feedback or ask a general question about Loyola Today through our feedback form. A member of marketing and communications will respond as soon as possible.
How do I send a correction or revision to my submission?
After you submit an item to Loyola Today you will receive an email confirmation. If you need to make a revision or correction to that submission, reply to that email confirmation with the correction you'd like made to the listing. A member of marketing and communications will update the item as soon as possible.
How do I know what category to select for my submission?
Submissions can be broken into the following categories:
- Faith and Service Activity: An event taking place on a Loyola campus focusing on community service or faith
- Academic Activity: An event taking place on a Loyola campus with educational or academic focus
- Athletics Activity: An athletics event taking place on a Loyola campus
- General Activity: An event taking place on a Loyola campus that doesn't fall into faith/service, academics, or athletics categories
- Announcement: A notice about an upcoming deadline, registration, ticket information, policy change, etc.
- Photo: A photo submission with a caption (this cannot include head shots)
- People: A submission about a professional achievement by a faculty member, administrator, or member of the staff
I can't find my submission. Where is it?
An announcement is posted on the homepage for three days. The first date the item is posted is selected by the submitter during the form submission in the field, post date. It remains on the Loyola Today homepage for two additional days past the post date. It is then included on the main listing page for two additional weeks after that.
Activities are posted two weeks prior to an event on the main listing page. They are then included on the main Loyola Today website the day of the event.
When are items posted on the homepage?
Activities are posted on the homepage the day of the event and are posted two weeks prior to an event date on the main listing page.
Announcements, photos, and People submissions are posted the date selected in the form by the submitter (in the post date field), and they remain up on that page for three additional days before being added to the main listing page.
When does the email go out to the campus?
The email is sent on Monday and Thursday during the semester. Emails are not sent during school breaks or over the summer.
If you have a request for an email exclusively about an individual activity or announcement that you'd like sent to the entire community, submit a mass email request.
What activities, announcement and People submissions are included in the email?
The Monday email edition includes any activities with event dates of that Monday through Thursday (the week ahead). This email includes announcement with post dates for that Monday through the previous Friday.
The Thursday email edition includes any activities with event dates on that Thursday through Monday (the weekend through Monday). This email includes announcements with post dates for that Thursday through the previous Tuesday.