What to Pack, Waivers, and Policies for the FaithActs Institute

Sunday, June 11


Friday, June 16 2017


Welcome to the FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute!


The FaithActs Institute requires that in order for a student to gain benefits of the program, including completion of service hours, that s/he complete the entire Institute from the beginning of orientation at noon on Sunday June 11 and through the closing dinner and student presentations on Friday evening June 16, 2017.


Students will be housed in one of the Loyola University residence halls with dedicated Resident Assistants staying on the same floor.


Transportation will be provided for all participants throughout the entire week, including to and from the airport. Once travel information has been secured, please provide your flight details to us so that we can arrange pick up from New Orleans International Airport.


Please mark your calendar. Move-in time is 10am until noon on Sunday June 11, 2017.  We will also welcome students on Saturday June 10 if necessary due to travel. For return travel, please schedule flights that leave after 10 AM on Saturday June 17.


New Orleans weather is hot and humid with temperatures ranging from mid 70s to low 90s. Protection from the sun and remaining hydrated is critical for this period of time. Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1-November 30. Although we are not expecting to see any tropical storms, in the event of an emergency, officials from Loyola University New Orleans will be in contact with you immediately. To learn more about hurricanes and Loyola’s emergency preparedness plan, please click here.


Here is a list of additional items that are helpful to bring:


What to Pack


Insect repellant








Shower slippers


Longsleeve shirts and pants recommended to help with bugs


Tennis shoes or work boots you don’t mind getting wet and muddy


Nice informal wear for closing dinner on Friday, June 16


Bedding will be provided by Residential Life, but you are welcome to bring your own


What NOT to Bring


For fire safety, personal safety, and pest control reasons, the following items are prohibited in all residence halls:


Knives and weapons

Illegal substances (absolutely no drugs or alcohol)

Halogen lamps (floor or desk)

Microwave Oven (MicroChillers and MicroFridges are OK)

Candles, Oil Lamps, Incense, and other burning devices

Extension cords

Space heaters

Explosives and fireworks

Combustible materials

Open coil appliances such as hot plates, skillets, toasters, or toaster ovens