Emergency Communications

Staying informed during a crisis or emergency situation can make a serious difference in your experience and any outcomes. First, timing is everything. Having timely information is vital in assisting you in responding to whatever situation you face. Second, official, vetted information can lead you to better decision-making and clarify any misinformation or myths surrounding the situation.

In the case of a life safety emergency, such as an impending hurricane, Loyola Emergency Alerts will be sent to all existing loyno.edu emails, posted to Loyola’s home page and official social media sites, recorded on emergency hotlines, and, perhaps most important, texted to all currently registered cell devices.

Stay Informed! You Are Registered for Text Alerts. But, Is Your Information Up-to-Date?

Text messaging serves as the quickest method to receive an emergency alert directly from Loyola. Students are automatically enrolled for Loyno Emergency Alert Notifications through LORA during the enrollment process. Faculty and staff are registered through Human Resources.

It’s critical to keep your contact information up to date. If you have recently changed your primary cell number as a result of a move, or any other reason, please be sure you have updated your profile.

Students may update their cell phone contact information directly through their account on LORA. Faculty and staff may sign in now to the Human Resources’ Employee Web Services site to update your cell number at the link titled “Update Emergency Contact Information.”

Once there, be sure to:

  • Log in using your campus ID and password
  • Once logged in, click the "Update Emergency Contact Information" tab
  • Once redirected, you will see an area to provide "Your cell number for emergency messages." Do NOT put a landline in this area. This is for YOUR mobile device on which you would like to receive text alerts for the campus.
  • Click save when finished.

Important reminder:

It’s also a good idea to sign up for emergency alerts on Ready NOLA, which will issue a text message directly to your cell phone in the event of a citywide emergency.