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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 the username and password you used to apply to LMU.

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Fall 2022 Move-in

International Freshman Move-In

Friday, August 19
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PT

International freshmen and freshmen who are U.S. citizens living abroad should plan to move-in to their housing assignment on this date in order to attend International Orientation.


Transfer Student Move-In

Wednesday, August 24
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PT

All transfer students, including international transfer students, with a campus housing assignment may move-in on this day.

Freshman Move-In

Thursday, August 25
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. PT

Freshmen with a campus housing assignment may move-in on Thursday, August 25. LMU Student Housing will provide further information regarding your appointed move-in time.

Fall 2022 Orientation

International Freshman Orientation

Friday, August 19–Sunday, August 28

International Orientation supports incoming freshmen who have lived abroad in gaining familiarity with the LMU campus, building friendships, and making a successful transition to academic and student life in the United States.

Transfer Student Orientation

Thursday, August 25–Sunday, August 28

Transfer Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25. Orientation will allow you to meet fellow transfer students, introduce you to transfer success strategies, and set the foundation for you to begin your academic experience at LMU. International transfers will attend a required session with the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Freshman Orientation

Thursday, August 25–Sunday, August 28

Freshmen New Student Orientation activities will begin in the evening on Thursday, August 25--following freshman move-in. Orientation will allow you to connect with other new students, learn to navigate the campus, and begin exploring the LMU and local community in real and tangible ways.

Fall 2022 Parent and Family Events

Transfer Orientation Family Events

Thursday, August 25 - Saturday, August 27

Freshmen Orientation Family Events

Thursday, August 25 - Saturday, August 27

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

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