Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for First-Year Students

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  • New Student Orientation for first-year students living on campus begins on August 27, 2020 with move-in day and mandatory meetings with residence hall staff. 

    First-year students living off campus or commuting from home may plan to check-in for New Student Orientation on August 28, 2020.

  • Move-in Day for first-year students is Thursday, August 27, 2020. Students will be assigned a specific window of time for move-in, which will be posted to your Student Housing portal in August.

  • Students living off-campus should check-in for New Student Orientation on the monring of Friday, August 28, 2020.

  • Please refer to our LMU Driving Directions website, which also contains a campus map.

  • Please check the New Student Orientation schedule in July for the timeframe for mandatory activities. Orientation sessions and workshops are mandatory. There will be optional, social activities throughout the week that will be marked as optional on the schedule.

  • Evening social activities and designated Welcome Weekend activities are optional for students.

  • There is no specific recommended attire.

  • Most first-year students will register virtually June 8-25. In order to register for classes, students must complete a series of pre-registration tasks, which can be found at Students will sign up for a virtual registration appointment, where they will speak with an advisor via Zoom web conferencing about their fall course schedule. For more information on this process, please visit our First-Year Registration FAQ page. 

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Please explore these additional Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information:

General FAQs
Transfer Student FAQs
International Student FAQs
Parents and Family FAQs

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