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New Student Orientation

Welcome, Lions! We are glad you are a member of the LMU Pride.

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 seamless transition to the university. Visit this page to access important orientation resources and prepare for arrival on campus.

Future Lions

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New Lions, check your Future Lions portal for personalized pre-arrival information, including registration details, important dates, orientation activity selection, and the checklist of things you need to do prior to the first day of class. Log in with your LMU email and password.

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Spring 2023 Orientation Events

Thursday, January 5

Residential Student Move-in

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., PST

Students with a campus housing assignment may move in the day prior to New Student Orientation.

 

International Student Orientation

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., PST

All incoming international first-year, transfer, and graduate students are expected to attend this International Student Orientation program, hosted by the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS). 

Confirm Attendance

Friday, January 6 

New Student Orientation

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., PST

Orientation will allow you to connect with peers, learn to navigate the campus, and begin exploring the LMU community in real and tangible ways on the Westchester campus. This event is exclusively for incoming, spring LMU students and their families.

Confirm Attendance

Saturday, January 7

Playa Vista Hike & Farmers' Market

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., PST

Hike down the bluff to browse the Playa Vista Farmer’s Market, a favorite stop for locals on Saturdays, where you can stock up on fresh produce, support local artisans, or sample culinary creations from a variety of vendors. Then, explore the Runway Plaza, featuring restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment offerings--just a short distance from campus.

 

LMU vs. University of San Francisco Basketball Game

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., PST

Join the LMU Pride and cheer on the men's basketball team in this anticipated match-up as LMU faces off against the University of San Franscisco (USF). New students are admitted free of charge by showing their LMU OneCard. Parents and family members are welcome.

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Spring 2023 Parent & Family Events

Next Steps for New Lions & Families

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hosted by Orientation Programs

Thursday, November 17

5:00-6:00 p.m., PST

Your student is preparing to study on campus this spring, and there are many action items to complete prior to their first day of classes. Learn about the tasks and processes students must complete to prepare for their first semester at LMU.

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Lion Family Welcome

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hosted by Parent and Family Engagement

December 14, 2022

5:30-6:30 p.m., PST

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.

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LMU Parent & Family Orientation
hosted by Orientation Programs

Friday, January 6

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., PST

Parent and family members are invited to join their incoming LMU Lions for New Student Orientation on the LMU campus. Your student may submit a reservation for you and other family members when confirming their orientation attendance in Future Lions.

LMU vs. University of San Francisco Basketball Game

Saturday, January 7

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., PST

Join the LMU Pride and cheer on the men's basketball team in this anticipated match-up as LMU faces off against the University of San Franscisco (USF). New students are admitted free of charge by showing their LMU OneCard. Parents and family members are welcome.

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LMU Family Weekend

February 16-18, 2023

LMU Family Weekend is an opportunity for families of all class years to personally experience the academic, service, and social values their Lions experience daily at Loyola Marymount University. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members are invited to join their LMU student and other families for Family Weekend! 

 

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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.

Transfer Student Orientation Modules

As part of your onboarding experience, incoming transfer 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. The Transfer Student Orientation modules should be completed prior to course registration so you are fully prepared to enroll and understand the next steps you must take prior to arrival on campus.

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First-year New Student Orientation Modules

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As part of your onboarding experience, incoming first-year students will view a suite of videos that provide information about academic tools and student resources. Completion credit will be given and students may work at their own pace. The New Student Orientation modules must be completed prior to arrival so you learn about making payments to your Student Account, ordering books for you classes, accessing student resources, and getting involved on campus.

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