Loyola University New Orleans First Year Experience

First-Year Seminars and the First-Year Experience

First Year Seminars

The gateway course to the Loyola Core is the First-Year Seminar (FYS). This issues-based, interdisciplinary seminar introduces students to college-level thinking and learning, as well as the Jesuit values at the core of a Loyola education.

A list of current or upcoming FYS courses can be found on the public Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) system

  • Choose “Schedule of Classes,” then select the appropriate term in the upper-left corner, then scroll through the list of topics and choose “First Year Seminar.”
  • Under the “Days, Times, Location” column, “MWF” means the course meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. “TR” means every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Click “View Syllabus” for a detailed course-description, assignments, and additional information

Read more about the Seminars, “thinking critically, acting justly,” and the Loyola Core here.

First Year Experience

The First-Year Experience (FYE) at Loyola is a series of events centered around a common theme. At the heart of the Experience is a movie, book, or event in which students participate. Read more about the FYE here.