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New Student Checklist

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 this summer 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!

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 throughout the summer months.

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.

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Important Next Steps

CONFIRM CONTACT INFORMATION & INTENDED MAJOR

Please update your personal information, including selecting an intended potential major. This information will assist in the course registration process.

Login to Inside Loyola and click on WebAdvisor for Students > Academic Profile > Undergraduate Demographic Update

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.

COMPLETE MESSINA PREFERENCES

Messina is Loyola’s first-year living learning program and students can preference at least five course pairings that they are interested in taking during their first year at Loyola. All students who complete the survey by June 8 will have an equal chance of receiving a preferred Messina course pairing. You will receive final confirmation of your Messina course pairing and fall course schedule by early July.

PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL ORIENTATION BEGINNING THE WEEK OF JUNE 15

The orientation program will introduce you to information about course registration, campus resources, and campus life. The program will be ongoing and self-paced, taking place throughout the summer. We welcome families to participate as well. Students will receive additional information by email starting in mid-June.

COMPLETE PHASE 1 OF HOUSING APPLICATION BY JUNE 19

Starting June 8, incoming first year students will have access to submit the first phase of the 2020-2021 academic year housing application. All students are required to compete this phase no later than Friday, June 19.

Register with Disability Support Services (if applicable) by July 1

Incoming students with disabilities who want accommodations to live or learn at Loyola should register with Disability Support Services after June 1. Housing accommodations need to be requested by July 1.

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

COMPLETE PHASE 2 OF THE HOUSING APPLICATION BY JULY 6

Starting June 22, students will have access to continue their housing application and request a direct roommate. All students regardless of requesting a roommate or going random are required to log into the housing application and complete the application by hitting “Save & Continue” on the Roommate Request page. Phase two of the application is due no later than Monday, July 6.

Submit your final transcript by July 15

In order to complete your admission file please arrange to have your school counseling office send us your final high school transcript no later than July 15. The transcript must 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 admission@loyola.edu.

Complete Online Educational Training by August 7

In preparation for becoming a member of the Loyola community, there are several online programs that you are required to complete prior to your arrival at Loyola. Topics include alcohol and drug education as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Information and instructions will be sent to your Loyola email address on July 1.

Students living on campus will be prohibited from checking into the residence halls until ALL online trainings are complete.

SUBMIT PHOTO FOR EVERGREEN CARD BY JULY 31

The Evergreen card is your campus ID as well as access to your residence hall, meal plan, printing and laundry services. Beginning July 13, you will receive an email with the subject “Loyola University Maryland ID Photo Submission” with instructions on how to upload your photo.

Fulfill health requirements by July 25

Students are required to complete the Student Health Services Health Form as well as to either enroll in or waive health insurance coverage offered by the University.

Submit final tuition payment by August 1

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Additional Enrollment Steps

Verify AP/IB/College Credit

Loyola awards credit for AP, IB, 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.

ARMS forms for NCAA Varsity Student Athletes

If you plan to play intercollegiate varsity athletics, you must complete the additional health forms and information by August 1. The forms will be sent to you electronically from the athletics department.

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.

LoyolaVotes

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.

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