International Students

New Student Orientation

All students beginning their studies at LMU this spring should attend a mandatory New Student Orientation on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. New Student Orientation is designed to welcome you to campus, prepare you to begin classes at LMU, and introduce you to the resources and opportunities available to you as a member of the LMU community. During this event, you will also complete SEVIS registration with the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Immigration Session

In addition to attending New Student Orientation, international students must attend an immigration session on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will receive further details in an email from OISS regarding the content and location of this session.

See below for the schedule for New Student Orientation:

  • Friday, January 10

    8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | Check-in & Campus Tours

    • Check-in for Orientation, enjoy a light continental breakfast, and mingle with LMU student leaders. Students and their guests are invited to participate in a 45 minute, student-led walking tour of the LMU campus. Tours will depart at 8:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 9:15 a.m. 

    8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | SEVIS Registration

    • International students should plan to complete SEVIS registration during this time.

    10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | New Student Convocation

    • Celebrate the start of your academic journey at LMU! This is the official university welcome for new students from LMU's faculty and leadership.

    11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Orientation Sessions

    • Learn what you can expect as you start your journey at LMU.

    12:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. | Lunch

    • Enjoy lunch with your Orientation Leaders and other new students attending Orientation.

    1:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Orientation Workshops & Activities

    • Participate in workshops and activities designed to introduce you to important information you need to know to get started at LMU. 

  • Saturday, January 11

    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | LMU Student Tailgate 

    • Rally together with new and returning students for a tailgate, hosted by LMU Athletics. Make new friends and get ready for an exciting game that offers a glimpse of LMU’s school spirit. The first 100 students admitted to the tailgate will receive free food. 

    1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | LMU vs. Gonzaga (Men's Basketball)

    • In this annual match-up, LMU faces off against long-time rival, Gonzaga. Join new and returning students as they pack Gersten Pavilion to cheer on the men’s basketball team. New students are admitted free of charge by showing their LMU OneCard. Parents and family members of new students may attend but must purchase tickets in advance through LMU Athletics, using the code "ORIENTATIONGUEST." These tickets provide seating in a special section reserved for family members and guests of new students--separate from the student seating.