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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.

Virtual Events:
New Student Orientation Events  |  International Orientation Events  |  Parent Orientation Events

Students should log in to Future Lions with their LMU credentials to make a reservation for virtual orientation events. Students may make a reservation on behalf of parents and family members as part of the reservation process. All virtual events are optional, but are highly recommended. To get into the spirit, download LMU backgrounds for our virtual time together.

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New Student Convocation

Sacred Heart Chapel
with Executive Vice President and Provost, Thomas Poon, Ph.D.

Friday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m., PST.

Meet LMU senior leadership and be warmly welcomed to the Lion family as you start your education at LMU. Parent and family participation is encouraged.

New Student Orientation Events

Orientation Group Hangout
January 7 | Time Varies Based on Group
Meet other new students, build friendships, and receive guidance from a current student on the tools you need for your first week of classes. Look for an email from Orientation Programs with your virtual hangout link and time.

New Student Convocation
January 8 | 10:00 a.m. PST.
Meet LMU senior leadership and be warmly welcomed to the Lion family as you start your education at LMU. LMU students, parents, and families are invited to attend this event together.

Academic Connections
January 8 | 11:00 a.m. PST.
Meet people who are invested in supporting your academic success. Learn what to expect on your first day of classes and review the resources available to students in your academic program. Inquire about your academic interests and get tips for a successful semester.

Life Outside the Classroom
January 8 | 1:00 p.m. PST.
Meet other new students, build friendships, and receive guidance from a current student on the tools you need for your first week of classes. Look for an email from Orientation Programs with your virtual hangout link and time.

Campus Ministry Student Meet-and-Greet
January 8 | 2:00 p.m. PST.
Come together with LMU students from all backgrounds and faith traditions to engage in meaningful conversations with LMU Campus Ministry staff and student leaders.

International Orientation Events

Welcome to the Pride
January 6 | 10:00 a.m. PST.
Meet your new international Lion family. During this session learn tips from your fellow Lions on how to make the best of your LMU experience, regardless of where you are in the world. This session is followed by an international student meet-up.

Classroom Culture
January 7 | 10:00 a.m. PST.
Hear first-hand from international students how they have managed virtual classes, academic technology, and time zone differences. Regardless of where you are learning from this spring, the advice from fellow international Lions will help you be ready for the first day of class.

OISS Programs & Services
January 7 | 3:00 p.m. PST.
Take advantage of all the programs and services that the Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS) has available for you. Whether you are starting your LMU experience in Los Angeles or abroad, OISS is your point of contact, and we want to meet you. The second half of the session will focus on immigration regulations for F-1 visa holders.

Parent Orientation Events

Campus Ministry Parent Meet and Greet
January 7 | 1:00 p.m. PST.
Come together with LMU parents from all backgrounds and faith traditions to engage in meaningful conversations with LMU Campus Ministry staff and student leaders.

New Student Convocation
January 8 | 10:00 a.m. PST.
Meet LMU senior leadership and be warmly welcomed to the Lion family as your student begins their education at LMU. LMU students, parents, and families are invited to attend this event together.

LMU Parent & Family Virtual Social
January 8 | 4:00 p.m. PST.
Join Parent and Family Programs for a virtual social, where parents and family members of new students can connect with one another, meet LMU staff, and learn about ways to stay connected to what is happening at LMU.

welcome kit
Orientation Welcome Kit
Welcome materials will be mailed to all new undergraduate students. Students with an address outside the U.S. and Canada will pick-up their full kit on-campus.
Pin for Convocation ceremony.
LMU Pin
Student Convocation is Friday, January 8. Parents, family members, and loved ones are welcome to participate in the pinning ceremony tradition. Bring this pin with you.
LMU Foam Finger
Show your Lion spirit with this foam finger. Use as a decoration for your desk or personal space.
LMU branded sunglasses
LMU Sunglasses
When in California, these cool shades are a must-have accessory for bright, sunny days and breezy beach weather all year round.
LMU Pennant
Say it loud... Say it proud... LMU-YOU-YOU-YOU-YOU. We are so happy to have YOU here. Now it is time to settle in and get acclimated. Make us home with this room décor.

DOWNLOAD WELCOME KIT ACTIVITIES

The Orientation Welcome kit contains important information about orientation and contain items that will be incorporated into our live, virtual events together. Be sure to read up on what to expect and please bring the items with you during some of the virtual events. For those who have yet to receive the orientation welcome kit, you can download the activity items below.

 Campus Map                    Conversation Deck

 

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.

Parent Orientation Modules

Parents talking with staff

The LMU parent and family orientation platform offers a series of informative, on-demand videos to help loved ones support their LMU Lion through their academic journey. Parents and families may view these resources at their convenience, in the comfort of their own homes. 

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Student Orientation Modules

Male Student at Computer

As part on of their New Student Orientation onboarding experience, students will view a suite of videos that provide information about registration, academic tools, and student resources. Completion credit will be given and students may work at their own pace. All onboarding videos must be completed no later than November 16 to ensure you are fully prepared for spring course registration, beginning in December.

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