Situation status

11/02/2020 - 8:03am

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

10/31/2020 - 11:40am

Our main campus and the law school have power as of last night and we have been promised quick progress for Cabra and Founders Halls.  The boiler for the main campus has just been repaired, so there should be hot water within a few hours.  

Let’s all take a moment to give a big virtual hug to our exhausted Facilities, Residence Life, IT and LUPD staff, and to all who have helped get us through.  We cannot thank them enough.  

10/30/2020 - 6:02pm

We are writing to share information regarding campus operations for Saturday, October 31 in the event that power remains out through tomorrow. Entergy reported that they are working diligently to restore power to campus and hope to have electricity to us by the end this evening. This is not a guarantee, but we remain optimistic!

Warmly,

Amy Boyle

10/29/2020 - 9:33pm

Please note the following locations for service tomorrow, Friday, October 30. Operations for Saturday are TBD. 

Dining Services

  • Continental breakfast service in the Orleans Room will begin at 7am
  • Lunch will be served on the res quad (BBQ style) beginning at 11am
  • Dinner will be served in the Orleans Room from 4pm-6pm

University Sports Complex

  • Open 8am to 8pm

Monroe Library: Updated at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30

10/29/2020 - 3:15pm

Dear Students,

I’ve run out of ways to say, “wow, what a year,” so I won’t bother.   I hope you are safe and managing through what is (for most of us thank goodness) massive inconvenience rather than outright disaster.  I hope that the immediacy of the storm doesn’t distract us from the slow-moving danger of the pandemic.  I hope that this will all end soon. 

Despite warnings of long delays, Entergy has said that it expects to have most of the city up and running by the weekend.  I am glad, at least, that the weather made air conditioning unnecessary. 

10/29/2020 - 10:09am

We made it safely through the night, and today Physical Plant and Loyola University Police are spending the morning assessing every corner of the campus for any minor damage.  Like most of the city, we currently have no power on campus and we are operating the residence halls on generators.

10/28/2020 - 8:41pm

Because of widespread power outages that I cannot imagine will get fixed by morning, we will go ahead and close tomorrow and cancel classes.

I hope that you and your families are safe. The winds hit us hard but at least moved past quickly. We’ll wait until morning light to see what damage they caused across the region.

10/28/2020 - 8:42am

Hurricane Zeta is now forecast to hit southeast Louisiana this afternoon as a category 2 storm.   We receive specific forecasting for our campus that shows we may get winds of about 75 mph between 4 and 6 pm.  But the storm is moving very quickly and is not expected to be a major rain event or to last very long.

Please take this storm seriously.  To state the obvious, stay inside and keep safe, and be prepared for power outages.   

10/27/2020 - 12:54pm

We have had many near misses this year, but it looks like this storm is going to have a more direct impact on New Orleans. Zeta is forecast to hit near us Wednesday afternoon and bring tropical storm winds to this area, possibly low hurricane-force winds.

10/26/2020 - 4:08pm

Once again we have a tropical system potentially heading our way. At this time, Hurricane Zeta is predicted to make landfall south of New Orleans Wednesday evening. We can expect to see rain beginning on Wednesday morning and strong winds beginning that afternoon. The worst of the storm will pass through our area Wednesday night. We will continue monitoring the forecast this evening into tomorrow morning and will make a determination about Wednesday’s operations tomorrow. Campus will operate normally for the rest of the day today and Tuesday.

10/25/2020 - 4:19pm

We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta with our weather partners. We will keep you updated via text alerts, the website and other platforms. For a refresher on what to do before, during and after a weather emergency, see the resources on this website.

10/12/2020 - 10:42am

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

10/08/2020 - 11:35am

Delta’s track has shifted even further west and we are now expecting minimal impacts to the New Orleans area. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see that Lake Charles could be affected again. We pray to Our Lady of Prompt Succor that the storm diminishes as it gets closer to land and that all in Delta’s path weather it safely.

We are continuing with our plan to hold classes virtually on Friday, but all other campus services will function normally with their standard hours of operation. 

10/07/2020 - 12:00pm

The latest information from StormGeo has shifted the projected path of the storm a little further west than what they shared yesterday. While this is bad news for our neighbors in central Louisiana, it is promising for us. Some residents in low-lying areas may need to evacuate, but currently there is no call for mandatory evacuation in the city. The storm is predicted to make landfall in the central Louisiana coast around 3 p.m. on Friday, with weather impacts to our area primarily between mid-morning and late evening on Friday. 

10/06/2020 - 1:48pm

If you’re not sure whether to laugh or cry, I think it’s a little bit of both.  For the sixth time this year, we have a storm heading towards us -- and we can’t let those other near misses tempt us to let our guard down.   

10/05/2020 - 2:08pm

Loyola is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Delta, which may impact the New Orleans area later this week. 2020 just keeps throwing challenges at us and while we have been lucky so far, we shouldn’t let our guard down. Take some time to prepare while you are enjoying the beautiful weather in the front half of the week.

We’ll continue to keep you updated via text alerts, the website and other platforms. For a refresher on what to do before, during and after a weather emergency, see the resources on this website.

09/16/2020 - 8:42am

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

09/15/2020 - 1:42pm

Dear Loyola community,

Hurricane Sally shifted further east overnight and is now expected to make landfall near Mobile, Alabama, with little impact to the New Orleans area. Our prayers are with everyone who is now in the path of this storm.

Some campus operations are ramping back up today and we will resume all normal operations tomorrow.

09/14/2020 - 12:57pm

The latest forecasts show Hurricane Sally veering east. As we pray for our neighbors in Mississippi and Alabama, we can breathe a cautious sigh of relief. We will still get weather beginning tonight, however, and we must remain vigilant.

Most campus operations will continue to stop at 4 p.m. through Tuesday, but we expect to be up and running Wednesday. Please continue to check the website and email for updates, including our hours of operation page that will be continually updated.

09/13/2020 - 12:48pm

Update posted on September 13, 2020 at 12:48 p.m., revised to add hours of operation link at 7:23 p.m.

Sally continues to strengthen and is predicted to be a hurricane when it makes landfall late Monday night.  In consultation with local authorities and our weather forecasters, our plan is to shelter in place as we continue to take this storm very seriously.  

09/12/2020 - 6:49pm

Tropical Depression 19 has strengthened and is now Tropical Storm Sally. The storm is expected to continue to intensify and may become a low-level hurricane before it makes landfall on Tuesday. There remains a great deal of uncertainty about the track the storm will take, but the New Orleans area is now under a hurricane watch, which means it is possible that we could be impacted by heavy rain and strong winds.  

09/11/2020 - 4:36pm

We are closely monitoring Tropical Depression 19 with our weather partners. It is currently east of Florida and is expected to pass over the Florida Peninsula on Saturday. Once it re-enters the Gulf of Mexico, it is likely to become a tropical storm; however at this point, the storm is not expected to become a hurricane. Possible impacts to our area could include heavy rain, which could produce flooding.

Please stay aware over the weekend. We will advise if we anticipate any changes to university operations as a result of this system.

09/02/2020 - 2:22pm

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

08/25/2020 - 10:38am

Hurricane Laura is now forecast to hit near the Texas and Louisiana border. We pray hard for those communities, and for all of you whose families live there.

08/24/2020 - 7:53pm

As Hurricane Marco moves through and Hurricane Laura approaches, we are writing with an update on operations for Tuesday, August 25, for you to continue to stay safe and engaged.  Operations will continue to be evaluated for Thursday and a separate communication will be sent to address those days.  Please continue to monitor the university website and local weather outlets. 

08/24/2020 - 5:09pm

For those of you new to the experience of hurricanes, it is often true that anxious preparation is followed by nothing more than a windy day. But what used to feel anticlimactic to me as a kid now registers as utter relief. Remember that we never regret making those necessary preparations. We never let our guard down, particularly this year when the world keeps throwing things at us.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, campus operations will reopen. We will, however, continue to teach virtually tomorrow because faculty and off-campus students made plans accordingly.

08/23/2020 - 5:11pm

We receive detailed meteorological information specific to our campus, which gives us comfort about this week. Marco is expected to make landfall south of New Orleans tomorrow afternoon, as a Category 1 hurricane that will quickly deteriorate to a tropical storm. We expect to see occasional gusts of strong wind and some rain starting tonight through Monday.

08/23/2020 - 1:33pm

As Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura continue on their projected paths, we are writing to share how we will support you in staying safe. We will be in touch via email as new information is received and operations are updated. 

Campus Lockdown and Shelter in Place

08/22/2020 - 5:57pm

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service has shifted the track of Tropical Storm Marco further east. It is now predicted to make landfall in southeast Louisiana by noon on Monday as a strong, but small tropical storm. This puts it ahead of any potential impacts from Tropical Storm Laura, which is now forecast to hit Wednesday. We are in for a long week and the time to prepare is right now.

08/21/2020 - 10:37pm

Loyola University is currently monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco with our weather partners.

08/21/2020 - 12:33pm

Loyola University is currently monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression 14 with our weather partners.

08/21/2020 - 12:11pm

Loyola University is currently monitoring the development of Tropical Depression 13 and Tropical Depression 14 with our weather partners.

06/08/2020 - 9:12am

Loyola New Orleans is continuing online operations through the summer to prepare for reopening safely for the fall semester. Visit our Coronavirus FAQ website for more information.

06/03/2020 - 11:18am

Loyola New Orleans is closely monitoring Cristobal, which is currently predicted to produce significant rainfall in the New Orleans area on Sunday and Monday. See the hurricane preparedness resources below to get ready for this and any future tropical weather systems.

We are continuing online operations through the summer to prepare for reopening safely for the fall semester. Visit our Coronavirus FAQ website for more information.

05/27/2020 - 9:16am

Loyola New Orleans continues online operations through the summer to prepare for reopening safely for the fall semester. Visit our Coronavirus FAQ website for more information.

03/11/2020 - 6:59pm

In consultation with state and city government, we are going to move to online instruction beginning Monday, March 16th, for the rest of the spring semester. In the last few days, it has become clear that there now exists community spread of COVID-19 in New Orleans. We will cancel classes on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, to give faculty time to finalize their preparations, and to give students time to pack and move out if they plan to leave. Faculty will begin teaching online on Monday. Learn more

02/27/2020 - 4:31pm

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule, however, we are closely monitoring developments related to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more

10/18/2019 - 4:13pm

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

10/17/2019 - 1:42pm

Loyola is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico with our weather partners. The system may strengthen into a tropical depression or storm, and the projected track shows that it will move south of Louisiana's coast on Friday to make landfall in Florida on Saturday. We are closely monitoring any potential impacts to the New Orleans area but do not anticipate any interruption of our normal operations at this time.

07/15/2019 - 12:06pm

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

07/14/2019 - 10:55am

Dear Loyola Community,

I’m happy to tell you that the campus, and the students who stayed on campus, are fine. We will be back to normal operations on Monday. While New Orleans was spared much impact from this storm, our prayers are with all of you who live in the affected areas around us.

07/12/2019 - 11:07am

The university has completed preparations for the rain associated with Tropical Storm Barry that is possible in the next few days. We have cleaned storm drains, sandbagged certain low-lying areas and prepared our generators. We also have ample supplies of food and water for anyone who must remain on campus.

07/10/2019 - 3:48pm

Dear Loyola community,

Current forecasts predict a tropical storm, or possibly a category 1 hurricane, hitting Louisiana somewhere west of New Orleans on Saturday morning. Here in the city, we face the probability of heavy rains for several days, all on the heels of a prolific thunderstorm today. (For those of you out of town, this morning’s storm dumped about eight inches of rain. Our campus suffered some flooding in the usual low places, and many in our community will have suffered damage to their cars and homes.)

07/10/2019 - 1:44pm

Dear students,

I hope that you, your homes and cars are safe. The campus is safe and dry but the area received more than four inches of rain in an hour, which resulted in significant street flooding. Classes are canceled for the rest of the day.

Meanwhile, we are closely monitoring the storm system forecast to hit west of us this weekend. We are in close communication with our own weather service, city officials and the other universities, and will make a decision about the rest of the week by this afternoon, latest

07/10/2019 - 10:59am

Loyola faculty and staff,

I hope that you, your homes and cars are safe, though I know this storm will have affected many of you. We received more than four inches of rain in an hour.

Those of you who would not make it to campus this morning, go ahead and stay home unless your supervisor asks you to come in for essential duties. For nonessential personnel already here, go ahead home once the streets are clear and it's safe.

07/10/2019 - 9:48am

If employees are facing flooding in their areas, please do not attempt to get to work. Alert your supervisor and stay safe and dry.

07/09/2019 - 4:27pm

Dear Loyola Community,

Current forecasts show a weather system potentially hitting Louisiana near Texas later this week, creating a risk of several inches of rainfall in the city. We are monitoring the situation closely, with the assistance of a weather service that provides personalized forecasts for our campus. If the weather does require us to cancel any classes or events, we will let you know with as much notice as possible.

07/09/2019 - 9:44am

We are monitoring the situation and anticipate heavy rain arriving in the area at the end of the week.
We will post updates as necessary.

05/29/2019 - 12:46pm

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.