Loras College Student Life Parent Newsletter

Loras College Parent Newsletter
February 2015
Volume 10, Issue 3

Important Dates and Events

2/13/15   Last Day to change Meal Plans
2/15/15   Payment 3 of 4 due for Spring
2/20/15-2/22/15 Siblings Weekend
3/15/15   Final Spring payment due.  All balances should be paid in Full
3/27/15   Residence Halls Close 9PM for Easter Break
3/30/15-4/6/15 Easter Break - no classes
4/6/15     Halls open at noon
4/1/15     Off-Campus housing requests due
4/25/15   Dance Marathon

Easter Break and Spring Closing Information

The Residence Halls will be closing on Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m.  All residents will be expected to leave the halls at that time, unless they have permission to stay late.  Be sure to have your student take with them anything that they may need including all necessary medications.  Students who need to stay for athletics or travel reasons will need to fill out the Request to Stay Late form on Inside Loras by Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  Permission to stay late will be granted for only for sufficient reasons.  Cost to stay in the residence halls during break is $80 a week (or any part thereof).  The Residence Halls will reopen at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Siblings Weekend is February 20-22, 2015 - Registration Deadline is Friday, February 13

Siblings Weekend is fast approaching and we cannot wait!  This year we have planned a ton of fun-filled events for our student and their siblings, ages 4-16.  Highlights of the weekend include a magician, glow in the dark mini golf, delicious meals in the CafĂ© with their brother or sister, and so much more! Every year, our Duhawk siblings have a wonderful time creating lasting memories here at Loras. <<more>>

Loras Players Present a Great Spring Season of Plays

The 24 Hour Theatre Project on February 14, and Way Off Broadway On Loras-10 March 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m., and March 8 at 2:00 p.m.  Both performances will be in St. Joseph Auditorium <<more>>

Annual St. Pat’s Auction to raise money for Duhawk Service Trips

For over 60 years, the tradition of Loras College’s St Pat’s Auction continues on March 13, 2015.  There will be food, entertainment, and both a live and silent auction.  This year, over 80 students will go on one of eight service trips traveling to Chicago, Honduras, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Orleans and Tennessee.  Come join in the fun, and support the students.  <<more>>

What’s the skinny on campus dining, Campus Dish, Duhawk dollars & meal plans?

Often parents call the student life office wondering what their student’s Duhawk dollar balance is or how many meals they have left on their meal plan.  You and your student should have set up a Campus Dish account, which would allow your student to see his or her balance and add on dollars to their meal plan.  If you would like access, your student can share their account information with you online.  Once you setup a Campus Dish account, you are able to view your balance, add on dollars, and receive low balance alerts by email.  It is important to note that you must change the view settings in your account to show your balance. February 13, 2015 is the last day to change a meal plan.   Your balance does roll over semester to semester but not year to year. <<more>>

Student Health Information - Rhythm of College Life

Certain times in the academic year tend to be universally challenging to students.  Parents who understand the ups and downs of the first college year are better able to help their son or daughter negotiate the challenges of transitions. Learn more about some typical adjustment issues faced during this time of year: <<more>>

Contact Us
Student Life Staff

Kim Walsh
Kimberly.Walsh@loras.edu
Associate Dean of Students
1450 Alta Vista #78
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-7206

Melissa Klinkhammer
melissa.klinkhammer@loras.edu
Assistant Director of Student Life
1450 Alta Vista #101
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-7731

Robin Hamel
Robin.Hamel@loras.edu
Program Coordinator for Student Life/Student Development
1450 Alta Vista #78
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-7206
Fax: (563) 557-4080

 

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