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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
Loft Inside Measurements
Loft Shelf Dimensions
Please Note: The dimensions below are approximate as the actual size of each room can vary.
Please remember if you haven’t already, please sign and send your financial aid award letter back via mail, fax or email.
Loras College Office of Financial Planning
1450 Alta Vista St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Click on your Orientation Date below and sign up for an Individual Financial Aid information session during your selected orientation day.
⇒ May 31st Orientation Financial Aid Session Sign Up
⇒ June 4th Orientation Financial Aid Session Sign Up
⇒ June 7th Orientation Financial Aid Session Sign Up
⇒ June 15th Orientation Financial Aid Session 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!
Registration is now open for all first year and transfer students starting school in the fall of 2019.
Click the button below to register for Loras College Orientation.Orientation Registration
Send your immunization records and completed health
form (see links to health forms below) to the Loras College Health Center by fax, mail, email
or bring them with you to Orientation.
(Deadline August 26th)
Loras College Health Center
1450 Alta Vista #160
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
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.
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.
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.
Loras College Registrar
1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
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 to Orientation. We will keep this information on file as it is required in order to obtain campus employment.
Additionally: You will need to know the last 4 digits of your social security number to get your Loras laptop computer.
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 suCmer 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
- 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
- Business office notices and billing information will be emailed monthly
Bed lofts are available.
Lofts may be ordered online at www.bedloft.com. Orders must be submitted by August 15th.
You can now RENT your books.
Order or rent your college books through the Loras College
WHAT TO BRING & WHAT NOT TO BRING TO COLLEGE
FOR YOUR COMFORT
TWIN EXTRA LONG SHEETS
FOR YOUR CLOSET
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
HOT WATER BOILER
FOR THE BATHROOM
FIRST AID KIT
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION
LEAVE AT HOME
PAINT BALL EQUIPMENT
NOTE: Your first class begins on Thursday, August 22, 2019
Questions? Let’s get in touch.
If you have a question, please feel free to contact us at the phone number or email address below.
Student Life Program Coordinator