Summer session

Where Will Summer Session Take You?

With Summer Session at Loyola University New Orleans, you can catch up on credits, get ahead in your studies, or spend your summer traveling abroad. Loyola Summer Session is flexible, with a robust lineup of online and on-campus options so you can pursue your academic goals without disrupting your summer travel plans. 

Registration for undergraduate and graduate students starts on April 19, 2022.

Registration for law students takes place April 11–13, 2022.


Summer Session Start Dates

Loyola offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses from each of our colleges: Business, Arts and Sciences, Music and Media, Nursing, and Law. Special Summer 2022 offerings, including those in our exciting two-week May Term, are highlighted on the courses page.

Summer Courses

May 16, 2022

May Term (2-Week Session) 

First 7-Week Session

May 30, 2022

First 5-Week Session

10-Week Session

May 31, 2022

Law 8-Week Session

June 6, 2022

7-Week Counseling Session

July 5, 2022

Second 7-Week Session

Second 5-Week Session

How to Enroll in Summer Session

Talk to your advisor to find out if Summer Session is right for you. Loyola students can use the Course Section Search in LORA Self-Service to explore available Summer Session courses. Non-Loyola students can find more information about taking classes at Loyola on the summer admissions page. 

If you have any questions about Summer Session, please email to talk to our summer enrollment team. Law students can learn more on the Law Academic Affairs page. 

Benefits of Taking Summer Session Courses

Get Ahead 

Summer school can help save you money in the long run. If you take just one summer class between the freshman and sophomore, sophomore and junior, and junior and senior years, you will accumulate 9 credit hours which may enable you to reduce your time at Loyola by an entire semester.

Catch Up 

Summer session is also an effective way to catch up if you had to withdraw from a course, or if you only took 15 or fewer credits in a previous semester. With lower student fees for Summer Session, catching up on coursework during the summer is more economical than staying an extra semester in the fall to finish your degree.

Study Abroad

With summer study abroad programs, you can earn credit while also gaining invaluable social and cultural experiences as you explore a new country. Summer programs are more affordable and require less of a time commitment when compared to semester and year-long study abroad programs.

Spend Your Summer Abroad

Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad Options

Loyola offers the following 2-4 week Faculty-Led Summer Programs for students:

There are also many ISEP Exchange and Loyola Partner Summer Programs available in other locations. Check the Study Abroad website for application information and deadlines. Contact the Center for International Education with any questions regarding study abroad by phone at 504-864-7550 or email at

College of Law Study Abroad Options 

Visit the law study abroad website for information about exciting upcoming study abroad opportunities that can enrich your law school experience.

Summer kickoff event

Kicking Off Summer Session 2022

We officially kicked off Summer Session 2022 with a celebration on Thursday, April 21. In collaboration with City College, Student Success Center, Student Financial Services, and the Center for International Education, Loyola staff were on hand to give away swag items and answer students' questions. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success! 

Submit a Course for Your Summer Wishlist

Don’t see a particular course you’d like to take over the summer? Fill out our Summer Wishlist form to let us know what you’d like to see! We’ll use your input to inform our planning for future Summer Session terms.

What Students Are Saying About Summer Session

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Summer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I access the new LORA Self-Service?

Current students will use the new LORA Self-Service system to register for summer courses. Access the Loyola Self-Service login to Loyola’s SSO Application Portal by going to and login. Select the “SSO Apps” tab. Click on the icon labeled “LORA Self-Service.” LORA Self-Service uses your Loyola Microsoft credentials. These are the same credentials that you use to print in the library, access Loyno Secure Wifi, access Medicat Health Portal and your Microsoft account. If you change your Loyola Microsoft password, it will change on all of these systems, including LORA Self-Service.

What resources are available to help me register in the new LORA Self-Service?


All students have been automatically enrolled in a Canvas student New LORA training course to assist you with this transition. If you don’t see your New LORA 101 training course on the dashboard, look under “courses” and then “all courses.” If your New LORA training course cannot be found on the Canvas dashboard under “all courses,” please contact Dr. Erin Dupuis,


If you experience access issues, use your Loyola email account to contact the Loyola University Help Desk at or 504-865-2255.


For specific financial aid questions, contact our Financial Aid office at 504-865-3231, via email, or schedule a time that works best for you to call or visit here.


For advising specific questions about what classes you need to take, or if your hold says you need to be advised prior to registration, contact your primary faculty or academic advisor.


For registration-specific questions, when you know what class you need to take and your advisor has cleared you to register, but you are unable to add the course to your schedule due to some other unresolvable hold, contact your Dean's Office during regular business hours or visit the Student Records Office, second floor, Thomas Hall during these times:

Summer registration questions: 9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. April 19 and April 20

 Who should I contact in my college/department for support?

Include your name & CWID, along with the full course-code/s that are the cause of your outreach.

For College of Arts & Sciences students, please email your registration questions to the appropriate person below:

For College of Business students, please email your registration questions to the appropriate person below:

For College of Music & Media students, please email your registration questions to:

For Honors Program students, please email your Honors registration questions to:

For Online & City College students, please email your registration questions to:

For Counseling Students, please email your registration questions to:

For LIM Students, please email your registration questions to:

For Nursing students, please email your registration questions to:

For visiting exchange students, please email your registration questions to: 

For LIEP students, please email your registration questions to: 

For Professional & Continuing Studies students, please email your registration questions to:

College of Law students will receive a separate email.

Please remember to include your name & CWID, along with the full course-code/s that are the cause of your outreach in your email.

For virtual assistance with registration questions, use your Loyola email account to contact Please provide your Name, CWID, phone number, email and the section number (not just the course). Someone will reach out to you with a zoom link or will give you a call. Whichever you prefer.

Who can take Summer Session courses at Loyola?

Loyola offers undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional courses over the summer, including online and on-campus offerings. Additionally, students from other schools and non-degree seeking students are welcome to take Summer Session courses at Loyola. Learn about the admission process for non-Loyola students.

How many sessions are offered?

Loyola offers the following sessions over the summer: 

  • May Term (2-Week Session)
  • First 5-Week Session
  • Second 5-Week Session 
  • First 7-Week Session
  • Law 8-Week Session
  • 7-Week Counseling Session
  • Second 7-Week Session
  • 10-Week Session

When is enrollment for Summer Session?

Summer registration for graduate and undergraduate students starts on April 19, 2022. Summer registration for law students takes place April 11–13, 2022. Current Loyola students should talk to their advisor before registration to find out if Summer Session is a good fit for their plan of study. Check the academic affairs website for summer calendars for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. 

When do summer courses start?

May Term (2-Week Session): Classes start May 16 

First 7-Week Session: Classes start May 16

First 5-Week Session: Classes start May 30

10-Week Session: Classes start May 30

Law 8-Week Session: Classes start May 31

7-Week Counseling Session: Classes start June 6

Second 7-Week Session: Classes start July 5

Second 5-Week Session: Classes start July 5

How much do Summer Session courses cost?

Tuition for undergraduate Summer Session courses is set at $740 per credit hour for all traditional on-ground students taking either online or on-ground courses. Students can find tuition information for undergraduate, graduate, law, and online courses on the Tuition & Fees page.

For guidance about summer financing please review our Summer Financial Aid page and contact Student Financial Services at

Will my credits transfer to another university?

Please talk to your home institution about their transfer credit policies prior to enrolling in Loyola Summer Session. You may be required to submit the chosen course syllabus for review to determine if the course credits will be accepted. Undergraduate and graduate students, please reach out to our Admissions team at with questions. Law students can reach the Law Admissions team at

Can I take Loyola summer programs online?

Yes! We offer a wide variety of Summer Session courses available entirely online. Use the Course Section Search feature in LORA and check the feature that says “Select On-line Courses Only” for the Online Selection. 

Is on-campus housing available for the Summer Session?

Yes, Loyola offers housing for students enrolled in Summer Session. View the Summer rates on this page. Please reach out to Residential Life to learn about housing options. Call 504-865-2445 or email to speak to a member of the Res Life team.

Are meal plans available for Loyola Summer Session?

Loyola offers a Wolf Buck-only plan for students staying in the residence halls over the summer. Wolf Bucks are a declining balance account that can be added to your university-issued ID card. Wolf Bucks may only be used on food purchases at approved campus dining locations. The Summer Wolf Buck Only Plan costs $350 per summer lease/term. Learn more about meal plans and email with your specific questions.

What student services are available to students during the summer?

All Student Affairs offices are open over the summer to assist you and answer your questions. 

  • The University Sports Complex is open and available to all enrolled students. 
  • Iggy’s Cupboard is open during the summer to serve any member of the Loyola community in need of a little extra help. 
  • The University Counseling Center offers in-person and virtual services to enrolled students. Call 504-865-3835 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
  • The Danna Student Center is open with dining, meeting spaces, a Post Office, Barnes & Noble bookstore, and many other campus services available. 

If you have questions about specific student services, please reach out to Student Life and Ministry:

Are library services available during the summer?

Yes, although the library has slightly different hours during the summer, your friendly library faculty and staff offer the same support and services all year round! Students can check the Monroe Library hours online, and library liaisons are available to help with research assistance. If you’re not sure who your library liaison is, or if yours is out of the office, you can email to connect with a librarian. You can also use the online directory and select "Library Liaisons" from the department dropdown menu to see a list of contacts and find a liaison with expertise on your subject matter. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is available year round for students and faculty who need to consult books, articles, and other resources not available at Loyola’s library. Please keep in mind that the process for requesting books can take up to two weeks.

Is parking available for students during the summer? 

Yes, parking is available to students enrolled in Summer Session courses. A parking permit is required. Current students can access the permit application via Loyola’s Single-Sign On (SSO) to view rates based on the desired purchase date. If registered, the permit will be charged to the summer bill. Parking is also available for hourly and daily rates via the ParkMobile app. Learn more on the Parking Services page.