Attention first-year students: You have done it! You have officially started your first semester of college and on behalf of Residential Life, we are so happy and appreciative that you have chosen Loyola University New Orleans!

In addition to beginning our 4th week of classes, we are also beginning our 5th week of the PACKport program series for first-year students. As may already know, this series was developed to help you find connections at Loyola and to support your academic goals as a first-year student. Many of you have already attended the programs including late night events, faculty discussions and workshops, careers development opportunities, wellness events and many more!

Through our first 4 weeks, Residential Life has tracked more than 700 unique participants with a total of over 1,400 program attendees! You and your fellow students have given anecdotal feedback stating PACKport events are fun, a great way to meet other students,

Students gather for fresh baked cookies and conversation about their transition from high school to life as a college student at Loyola University New Orleans

and are helping you connect to our thriving campus. Not to mention you earn points for every event attended!

If you have not gotten the chance to attend any PACKport sponsored, we have 9 events remaining and are certain you can find something of interest and help to you! Grab your roommate, a friend, your Resident Assistant and catch a few more before the program ends on September 26 with the grand finale, Splatter Ball and the Silent Auction. Splatterball is dodge ball with a twist, where you will get the opportunity to spatter yourself and your friends with a rainbow of paint! We will also host the silent auction at this time where you can use your PACKport earned points to bid on prizes such as airline vouchers, movie packages, New Orleans excursions and more! Don’t let Splatterball be the only PACKport event you attend, see the full list below and take some time to stop by! Events can also be found in OrgSync,,  and on the University calendar.

Sept. 16 4-5 p.m. Sexuality in the Hook Up Culture Buddig 12
Sept. 16 7-7:45 p.m. OMG t*EchNO~loGy Buddig Mushroom
Sept. 17 12-2 p.m. Wellness Expo St. Charles Room
Sept. 17 12:30-2 p.m. Modern Slavery &
Student Abolitionists
Library Living Room
Sept. 18 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dourmét Biever Kitchen – 2nd Floor
Sept. 19 8-10 p.m. Glow Play Res Quad
Sept. 23 6-7 p.m. Pub Quiz: Know Your NOLA Buddig 12
Sept. 24 4-5 p.m. Dollars & Sense Library Living Room
Sept. 26 6-8 p.m. Splatter Ball: PACKport Finale   Residential Quad

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