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New Student Orientation

Welcome. We are glad you are here.

There is a lot to learn about being an LMU Lion, and you will have our support along the way. LMU has prepared a collection of resources for new students and their families to help ensure a more seamless transition. Visit this page to access important orientation resources, including informational videos and virtual events to help cultivate meaningful connections.

Future Lions

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New Lions, check your Future Lions portal for personalized pre-arrival information, including registration details, important dates, and the checklist of things you need to do. Log in with your LMU username and password.

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On-Campus Orientation Events

August 25/26–August 29 

New Lions, get ready to learn the campus and meet new friends through a series of campus tours, small group activities, and events that showcase campus life in August, right before classes start. Your orientation activities begin on either August 25 or August 26; orientation activities conclude on Sunday, August 29.

Students will select a detailed schedule of Orientation activities in early August; a general schedule is below:

Day 1

• Student Orientation Group Dinner
• Evening Student Social Activities

Day 2

• Classroom & Facilities Tours
• Orientation Group Hangout

Day 3 & 4

• Local Hikes & Community Exploration
• Student Social Activities
• Student Involvement Fair

To get started, select a day to begin your New Student Orientation activities; the date selected will also serve as your move-in date if you receive a campus housing assignment. For guidance on selecting your Orientation activity start date, visit your Future Lions portal.

Select Orientation Activity Start Date

Parent & Family Orientation Events

Family members of new Lions will have the option to attend a series of virtual events to learn more about the LMU experience. Please check back for virtual event dates and times.
 

Lion Family Welcome
hosted by Alumni & Parent Engagement
July 15-30

Celebrate our newest LMU students and families at a virtual Lion Family Welcome! Incoming parents and students are invited to meet other families. Hear from current parents, students, LMU staff members, and alumni as they share what it means to be an LMU Lion.

Sign Up for a Welcome

Parent Meet-and-Greet
hosted by Campus Ministry
Thursday, August 12
1:00-2:00 p.m. PT

Celebrate our newest LMU students and families at a virtual Lion Family Welcome! Incoming parents and students are invited to meet other families. Hear from current parents, students, LMU staff members, and alumni as they share what it means to be an LMU Lion.

Sign Up for Meet-and Greet

LMU Parent & Family Virtual Social
hosted by Parent & Family Programs
Thursday, August 19
4:00-6:00 p.m. PT

Join Parent and Family Programs for a virtual social, where parents and family members of new students can connect with one another, meet LMU Student Affairs staff, and learn about ways to stay connected to what’s happening at LMU.

Sign Up for the Social

Campus Events

To prioritize student safety and successfully guide three new cohorts (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021) in their transition to campus, we will not be hosting large-scale parent events on-campus during Fall 2021 student move-in and orientation. This allows us to provide the fullest possible support to your student during their transition to campus. Parents of first-year and transfer students are welcome to join their student for a walking tour of campus on either August 25 or 26. This tour will be part of the orientation activity schedule your students selects; students will be notified when activity selection becomes available in August. 

Onboarding Resources

New Student Orientation Leaders

The LMU Orientation Programs team welcomes students and their families to Loyola Marymount University and are available to help provide a more seamless transitional experience. Along with faculty and staff, there are ample resources to help prepare you for the upcoming fall semester. Should there be any additional questions, please contact us at orientation@lmu.edu.

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