Situation status

10/27/2021 - 2:44pm

Severe weather is approaching our area with the worst impacts expected at around sunset. Out of an abundance of caution, we are making the following changes to our operations:

09/19/2021 - 9:56pm

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

09/14/2021 - 1:30pm

We're expecting continued periods of heavy rain across the area today and tomorrow due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. This could result in street flooding and possible power outages.

Since we are already in a "flexible mode" we urge you to watch the weather carefully and feel free to work from home if you feel you may have to deal with these issues.

09/09/2021 - 2:00pm

We have a few options available for you to help with your return to campus next week.

Gulf Coast Shuttle:

09/07/2021 - 4:21pm

For on-campus residents, we are preparing to reopen the residence halls beginning September 13. With virtual learning taking place that week, this gives you the opportunity to move back as suits your schedule. We are asking all students to be back in time for in-person instruction on September 20, but otherwise you can be flexible.

This flexibility is especially useful for off-campus residents. If you can wait until at least Sept. 13 to return, please consider doing so. Services in the city are still a bit spotty and the power outage maps are not entirely accurate.

09/06/2021 - 11:28am

We hope that you and your family remain safe and that things are beginning to return to normal. We know that for some of you, the disruptions brought about by hurricane Ida have been more severe. We are doing everything we can to ensure that you can complete your semester with minimal disruptions. We are also looking forward to seeing you soon.

09/03/2021 - 3:42pm

Power is back on the entire campus! And Entergy is now projecting that repairs will be largely completed for the greater New Orleans area by September 8th.

09/03/2021 - 8:33am

With the return of power on our Broadway Campus and the remarkable job our Facilities team has done with all the necessary inspections and repairs in the past 24 hours, we are pleased to announce the opening of the following facilities (providing air conditioned space with internet access, power outlets and restrooms) from 10am until 4pm daily starting tomorrow, September 3, to our students, faculty and staff still in the area:

09/02/2021 - 4:16pm

Spring Hill College has graciously offered to provide housing in one of their residence halls to Loyola faculty and staff who are in need.  Toolen Hall has double-occupancy rooms with community style restrooms with space for 94.  Photos are available here.  Housing placement is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To sign up, please complete this form.

09/02/2021 - 11:33am

Last night, our Broadway Campus got power! (And I did the epic “we’ve got electricity dance” that I invented after Katrina.) This is one step on a long road, but it is the hope we very much needed. If you are tempted to come back, please be patient. We need time to fix any minor damage we’ve found and ensure that we have proper security and staffing before we can reopen any buildings.

09/01/2021 - 5:41pm

Dear Loyola community,

We are cautiously optimistic that the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans may begin having more flights departing from the city as the week progresses. Each airline is making its own decisions and determining flights on a limited basis.

For those of you travelling home to be with your families, we will be running shuttles to the airport daily, at noon and 3 p.m. Thursday, September 2; at noon and 3 p.m. on Friday, September 3, and hourly from 9 to 12 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

09/01/2021 - 3:34pm

Dear Loyola Students,

Power has begun to return to New Orleans, and we are hearing far more optimistic estimates from the utility about when it will return to our campus and the neighborhoods many of you live in.  

09/01/2021 - 3:32pm

Dear Faculty,

We are getting more encouraging news from Entergy. Some power transmission has begun to the city and now the work of repairing actual lines begins. It’s still impossible to know the exact timeframe, but my hope is that it is more like a week or two rather than months.

We also know that reopening requires more than just power on campus, and we will wait until most of our area is functioning. But once power does return to campus, we should be able to quickly open it up to you.

09/01/2021 - 3:28pm

Dear Loyola Staff,

We are getting more encouraging news from Entergy.  Some power transmission has begun to the city and now the work of repairing actual lines begins. It’s still impossible to know the exact timeframe, but my hope is that it is more like a week or two rather than months.  

09/01/2021 - 10:35am

As you know, Southern Louisiana experienced a major hurricane which resulted in infrastructure damage. While our campus suffered minimal structural damage, electricity remains out for all of New Orleans. Many of our faculty and staff have had to evacuate and may or may not have power. Based upon the most recent updates from the city, they will begin restoring power soon, but it may take some time to restore the entire city.

08/31/2021 - 8:02pm

If you need to come to campus to retrieve some of your belongings, please use this form to sign up for a timeslot on Thursday or Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

08/31/2021 - 10:53am

We are cancelling class this week and next, and we will make up those classes in person during the fall semester (including using the fall break and pushing back exams a few days). We will maximize the time we spend together in the classroom.  

On September 13th, we will begin teaching virtually, hopefully just for a week. If campus has power by then, it will give us time to get back and get situated. If not, we won’t lose any more time.

08/30/2021 - 9:29pm

We are working diligently to help students on campus and others make individual arrangements to travel to a place where you will be both safe and comfortable while the city gets back up and running. For some of you, that will mean personally travelling home to be with your families. Others of you have indicated that you would like to evacuate with Loyola.

As of this evening, we have a few new options to share:

08/30/2021 - 9:19pm

Faculty and staff, I hope that each of you is safe, that your loved ones are safe, and that your house is (mostly) ok. I hope you finally sleep tonight without being awakened by blaring emergency alerts or general anxiety. For those who stayed, I hope you can quickly find a way to get to a place with power and internet and the sweet blessings of air conditioning. For those who left, once we’re allowed to move around, we can help each other check on your homes.

08/30/2021 - 3:02pm

I am relieved to tell you that our remaining on-campus students are all safe, and as far we know, so is every other member of our community. As it has for a century, our campus held up well, with only minor damage. 
 

08/30/2021 - 11:27am

We made it safely through the night but there is extensive damage in the city. We are relieved that the campus remains safe with no major damage, and our students are well taken care of. We are assessing conditions on campus and in the city and will share information with you as it becomes available.

At this time we have canceled all classes, including law and online, and are suspending work for non-essential personnel for the rest of the week. As soon as we have a better understanding of how soon we can get back up and running, we will let you know.

08/29/2021 - 6:30pm

Dear Loyola,

As I write to you, I’m listening to the rain and winds continue to howl here in New Orleans. The eye of the storm is moving west of us, but things will get slightly worse before they get better, so no one here should let their guard down. The forecast predicts sustained winds of 45-55 mph, with gusts up to as high as 100 mph over the next few hours. As ready as we are for this to be over, we will continue to feel the tail end of the storm into tomorrow morning, with the last of the occasional rain bands into Tuesday.

08/29/2021 - 11:07am

Hurricane Ida increased intensity overnight and now is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm, west of New Orleans. Outer bands of the storm are now starting to reach New Orleans and we are experiencing some wind and intermittent rain. The track has shifted closer to us, so the chance of severe weather in our area has increased. As the storm makes its way ashore later today, we are expecting some hurricane force gusts and rainfall of 10-15 inches. This means we are likely to lose power and have street flooding.

08/28/2021 - 11:30am

By now, you should have let your families and friends know your plans, and be well on your way to being fully prepared for Hurricane Ida. The storm is expected to make landfall Sunday night as a Category 4 hurricane, but the point of landfall is currently far enough west that we expect tropical storm conditions in New Orleans with possible gusts up to that of a Category 1 storm.

08/27/2021 - 2:02pm

The City of New Orleans has now called for a voluntary evacuation. Ida is now a hurricane and is predicted to become a Category 3 or 4 storm before making landfall west of us. The current forecast for our area predicts tropical storm conditions, but the concern remains a last minute shift, as well as the possibility of heavy rain far from the storm’s center.

08/27/2021 - 8:50am

The current forecast still predicts that the storm will hit well west of us, but regardless, it seems that we are in for serious weather on Monday. We will officially cancel classes on Monday, and close except for essential personnel. This also gives you more ability to evacuate if you choose.

08/26/2021 - 5:22pm

There is still a lot of uncertainty around the forecast for Tropical Storm Ida, but our weather partners are now predicting that it may make landfall on the central Louisiana coast Sunday afternoon. In New Orleans, we can expect to experience tropical weather conditions as early as late Saturday night, continuing into Monday.

08/25/2021 - 4:37pm

Loyola University New Orleans is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

We are currently monitoring a tropical disturbance that may impact the New Orleans area early next week.

Now is a good time to gather supplies and review your hurricane plans. For a refresher on what to do before, during and after a weather emergency, review the information on this website.

Please stay weather aware over the coming days. We will keep you informed as the forecast for the storm develops.

06/23/2021 - 11:53am

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

06/18/2021 - 12:13pm

A tropical disturbance in the Gulf is expected to become a weak tropical storm and move inland into southeastern Louisiana early on Saturday morning. The worst of the weather is expected to be to the east of the center of circulation. Coastal areas could see winds approaching tropical storm force.

06/15/2021 - 11:56am

We are monitoring a tropical disturbance that is predicted to impact the New Orleans area this weekend. The main threat will be from heavy rain.

Now is a good time to gather supplies and review your hurricane plans. For a refresher on what to do before, during and after a weather emergency, read the information on this website.

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

02/18/2021 - 9:11am

The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.

02/14/2021 - 5:26pm

With the forecast calling for some mix of rain, plummeting temperatures and possible ice and sleet, classes are cancelled for Monday, February 15. Dining, the sports complex and library will remain open. And, the Lundi Gras event will be moved indoors to the St. Charles room. 

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.