Loyola students are required to file a personal evacuation plan and emergency contact information with the university through LORA, at the start of every school year. It’s important for students and their families to regularly review that plan and discuss any needs or necessary changes — especially before returning to campus in the fall.
In the event of evacuation, Loyola will provide regular shuttle bus rides to the airport for your student, in partnership with our friends at Tulane University, several days in advance of an anticipated event. Those students who have made plans to evacuate with Loyola will travel with university faculty and staff to Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., where they will stay until it has been deemed safe to return to campus.
It is important to know that travel will likely be delayed or altered due to tropical weather and should anticipate driving time in, out, and around the city will likely take twice as long as it normally would.
When an evacuation is ordered, students are not allowed to remain on Loyola’s campus, including residence halls. Students must make transportation and lodging arrangements so that they will be safely outside the storm area. Students are expected to take all pets with them during an evacuation. Students will be given guidance and direction from the university with ample time to react and implement courses of action.
For more information on evacuation procedures during tropical weather, visit the Student Affairs website.
For more information on what to pack in your emergency go-kit, click here.
For additional hurricane planning information, please visit:
- NOLA Ready, an emergency preparedness site developed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
- the City of New Orleans
- the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.