New-Student
Checklist

Like many new students you might be a little overwhelmed or have so many questions you just don’t know where to start. Take a deep breath and let us help prepare you for the big move. Take a look at the checklist below and browse through the buttons of interest. We’re excited for your arrival on campus!

Checklist

Residence Life & Campus Safety

Be on the lookout for an email with housing application and unique housing login instructions. If you have not received your housing application, please email residence@loras.edu.

HOUSING
Loras’ residence halls provide an environment of opportunities where students value active learning, reflective thinking, ethical decision making and can be responsible contributors to our community. It’s a place where you meet many people, different from yourself. It is where lifelong friendships are made. Typically, first year students reside in Traditional Residence Halls. Students can live in Alternative Housing when the required number of credits have been earned.

SUPPORT
An AC (Area Coordinator) manages the hall with the help of the student staff. The AC is responsible for advising, counseling, handling conduct issues and providing an environment that will help residents grow academically and personally. An RA (Resident Advisor) is a student staff member. There is usually one RA per floor, and they are responsible for developing community. They assist the AC with programming encourage involvement, deal with conduct issues, assist with community standards and are a great resource for students.

ROOMMATES
In July check your email for housing assignment and roommate information. Helpful Hint: Instructions to set up your parent PIN can be found on this page and in an email scheduled to be sent in July, 2019.

Respect and a willingness to communicate clearly are the keys to compatibility for roommates. It’s important to realize that different people can be compatible roommates. if they are willing to keep lines of communication open. To connect with your roommate, spend time together, establish agreements about responsibilities in your space, arrange a study schedule and discuss guidelines about visitors. Your RA can help with this.

DIMENSIONS FOR LOFT BEDS
Loft Outside Measurements
Length: 82”
Width: 41.25″

Loft Inside Measurements
Length: 78.75”
Width: 39.375”
Height: 54″/60″

Loft Shelf Dimensions
Length: 15”
Width: 8″

ROOM DIMENSIONS
Please Note: The dimensions below are approximate as the actual size of each room can vary.

Beckman Hall Double RoomBeckman Double
14 ½ ‘X 10 ½’

Beckman Hall QuadBeckman Quad
17’ X 23’

Beckman Hall SuiteBeckman Hall Suite (1st Room)
17’ X 16’

Beckman Suite Beckman Hall Suite (2nd Room)
17’ X 10’

Binz Hall DoubleBinz Hall Double
20 ½’ X 8’

Rohlman Double
9 ½’ X 17 ½’

Rohlman Single
8 ½’ X 12’

Visit loras.edu/housing for more information on housing or feel free to contact us with your specific questions.

CAMPUS SAFETY
Campus Safety and Security is located at 530 Alumni Campus Center (ACC). Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm. 563-588-7114 Security@Loras.edu

Visit us on the “Life@Loras” app

  • For 24 Hour Safety /Security Services Call the Information Desk (563) 588-7100 or dial 0 from any Campus Phone. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911.
  • Room Lockouts Call (563) 588-7100 or 0 from a Campus Phone. The 1st is a no-charge, the 2nd is a $10.00 fee, the 3rd is a $20.00 fee and a $30.00 fee for each additional lockout.
  • Police non-emergency number is (563)589-4415
  • Loras Counseling Center (563) 588-7085 or (563) 588-7024
  • Loras Health Center (563) 588-7142
  • Residence Life (563) 588-7137
  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Coordinator Nancy Fett (563) 588-7029
  • Suicide 24 hour help line (855) 800-1239 or http://iowahelpline.org/
  • Iowa Sexual Assault 24 hour help line (888) 557-0310
  • YMCA Domestic Violence Program (563) 556-1100
  • Mercy Medical Center (563) 589-8000
  • Unity Point Health Center (563) 582-1881
  • The Jule, a free Bus service for Loras students for schedules and routes.  http://www.cityofdubuque.org/274/Transit

To report a safety concern, suspicious incident, crime, or physical, emotional and/or academic well-being of a fellow Duhawk, please submit a report and the appropriate staff will reach out to that student.
https://loras-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/

“Safe Walks” a free 24 hour Escort service for Students, Faculty and Staff.  Just phone the information desk at (563) 588-7100 or 0 from a campus phone to have a Safety Officer dispatched and walk you safely to your destination.

Parking Permits:  All full-time students – Autos $ 120 .00 per year / Motorcycles – $120.00 per year. Long Term / Commuter Parking – $60.00 (Keane Lower Lot). Part-time non-resident students (less than 12 credits) – $60.00 per year. Temp Pass – $5.00 per week.

Student Identification Cards: A student ID is issued to all first year students at no cost.  The replacement cost for a lost or stolen card is $10.00 which is billable to their student account. These cards can be used as a valid photo ID.  Campus uses include bookstore, C-store purchases, library check-out, meal plans, Einstein Bagel Shop and Athletic Wellness Center.

Access Fobs:  An access fob is issued to all residential students at no cost.  The replacement cost for a lost or stolen fob is $15.00 which is billable to their student account. These fobs are used to access residential housing or in “special access” situations.

The Loras College Traffic and Parking Regulations can be viewed at: http://lorasedu.sharepoint.com/StudentDevelopment/Safety/Documents/parking%20information.pdf (link requires a student or staff login)

Federal regulations dictate that all campus crime and fire statistics be available to the general public. Campus Safety compiles these statistics by calendar year and posts them to the government website for Clery reporting as well as on our own webpage at http://myweb.loras.edu/loras/pdf/clery-report.pdf.

Maps & Directions: Visit https://www.loras.edu/about/maps-and-directions for printable and on screen maps.

Financial Aid

Make sure to contact our Financial Planning Office if you have any questions or concerns related to your financial aid award.

If you haven’t already, please sign and send your financial aid award letter back via mail, fax or email.

Mail
Loras College Office of Financial Planning
1450 Alta Vista St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

Fax
563.588.7119

Email
financial.planning@loras.edu

Business Office Information & Billing
Preview our Undergraduate Billing & Payment
Procedure PDF
  for information regarding our Business Office, payment plans and billing policies.

 

Orientation Sign Up

Loras College Orientation and Registration is designed to assist new students and parents as they transition into the Loras Community. Students can expect to:

  • register for fall semester courses;
  • receive their Loras College laptop;
  • meet other incoming students;
  • learn more about housing;
  • gain information about their role as a Loras College community member;
    and so much more!

On campus Orientation dates have passed, however  Undergraduate Orientation & August Transfer Orientation is available online at the links below:

Undergraduate Online Orientation:
https://admission.loras.edu/loraseventcalendar/OrientationLoras?evtid=a0L1Q00000Kj6Ow

August Transfer Online Orientation:
https://admission.loras.edu/loraseventcalendar/OrientationLoras?evtid=a0L1Q00000Kj6Or

Required Health Form

Send your immunization records and completed health forms (see links to health forms below) to the Loras College Health Center by fax, mail, email (Deadline August 26th).

Mail
Loras College Health Center
1450 Alta Vista #160
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Fax

563.588.7659

Email

tammy.marti@loras.edu

HEALTH INFORMATION FORMS
As part of our commitment to health and wellness promotion, we want to ensure that students are protected against communicable disease. Complete and return the Required Health Information Form including a copy of your insurance card and your vaccine record to the Loras College Health Center via mail, fax or email. Your physician’s office, high school or state health department may have a copy of your vaccine record.

Required Health Information Form

Meningococcal Disease Information

Health Requirements for Students Letter

Athletes Only: Athletic Training Forms

VACCINATIONS
While we only require two MMR immunizations, we highly recommend that students be immunized for meningitis. Talk to your physician about the benefits of receiving the vaccination.

REMEMBER: Must have your immunizations turned in to the health center prior to the day of class.

Transcripts / Test Scores

Don’t forget to send your final high school transcripts and all AP test scores, dual credit or college transcripts to the Loras College Registrar’s office.

Mail
Loras College Registrar
1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, IA  52001

Email
registrar@loras.edu

Student Employment / Work Study

Work study and on-campus student employment allows students to gain valuable work experience and responsibility, develop professional skills, and obtain a competitive advantage in the job search.

Make sure you bring your social security card and a photo ID with you when you meet with Human Resources. Loras will keep this information on file as it is required in order to obtain campus employment. For more information please contact Rose Bakey (Rose.Bakey@loras.edu)

Additionally: You will need to know the last 4 digits of your social security number to get your Loras laptop computer. 

Campus Communication

Loras email is our primary means of communicating and contacting with you over the summer.  After you are assigned an official Loras email account (assigned during your orientation session), please make sure you check it weekly over the summer and daily once on campus.

There are a variety of  tools available to facilitate communicate with your peers, professors, coaches, advisors, etc.

  • Email – Primary campus communication tool
  • SnapChat
    • You will receive a SnapChat invite from your Engaging Differences course peer advisor – please accept immediately
  • Social Media – Campus news, events, organization information and much more
  • Registrar will email you your official schedules and other important academic information
  • Website
  • Business office notices and billing information will be emailed monthly
Order Bed Lofts

Bed lofts are available.

Lofts may be ordered online at www.bedloft.com. Orders must be submitted by August 15th.

Order or Rent Your Books

You can now RENT your books.

Order or rent your college books through the Loras College
Bookstore www.lorascollegebnb.com.

What to bring

WHAT TO BRING & WHAT NOT TO BRING TO COLLEGE

NOTEBOOKS
PENS/PENCILS
PAPER
CALCULATOR
HIGHLIGHTERS
BOOKS
BOOK BAG
FOLDERS
PAPER CLIPS
POST-IT NOTES
NOTE CARDS
PLANNER

FOR YOUR COMFORT
TWIN EXTRA LONG SHEETS
BLANKETS/COMFORTER
PILLOWS/PILLOWCASES
MATTRESS PAD
POWER STRIPS
FAN
STORAGE BINS
UMBRELLA
SMALL LAMP
RUG
FLASHLIGHT
BATTERIES

FOR YOUR CLOSET
CLOTHES
SHOES
WORKOUT CLOTHES
PAJAMAS
WINTER WEAR
SOCKS
HANGERS
COATS
SCARVES
JEWELRY
HATS
SLIPPERS
BOOTS
SUNGLASSES
MIRROR

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
PLATES
UTENSILS
BOWLS
MUGS
CAN OPENER
DISH SOAP
COFFEE MAKER
TEA/COFFEE
HOT WATER BOILER
MICROWAVE<1000 watts
REFRIGERATOR<5 cubic
SNACK FOODS

FOR THE BATHROOM
TOWELS
FLIP FLOPS
SHOWER CADDY
TOILETRIES
TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE
RAZOR/SHAVING CREAM
CONTACT SOLUTION
LOTION
FIRST AID KIT
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
VITAMINS
KLEENEX/PAPER TOWELS

LEAVE AT HOME
FIREARMS
WEAPONS
PAINT BALL EQUIPMENT
AIR CONDITIONERS
TOASTERS
CANDLES
PETS
DUCT TAPE
PIZZA OVENS

Questions? Let’s get in touch.

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If you have a question, please feel free to contact us at the phone number or email address below.

Kelsey Callahan
Student Life Program Coordinator
kelsey.callahan@loras.edu
563.588.7206