International Students

International Orientation is designed to prepare you for your academic life and introduce you to the vast array of resources and opportunities available to you as a member of the LMU community. You will attend sessions and take part in activities that will touch on the challenges and experiences most first-year students encounter. The goal is to have you walk away from orientation feeling properly equipped to embark on your undergraduate journey and comfortable enough to call LMU home. 

First-year students coming to LMU from abroad are scheduled to arrive on Friday, August 16, 2019. International Orientation continues through Wednesday, August 21. Additionally, all first-year students are expected to attend LMU Orientation and Welcome Weekend Activities which conclude on Sunday, August 25.

Transfer students coming to LMU from abroad are required to attend BOTH the Transfer Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 20, as well as the Immigration Session and SEVIS Registration on Friday, August 23. These sessions will help prepare you for life as a Lion. 

 

See below for schedules for both First-Year and Transfer International Students:

  • First-Year International

    Friday, August 16

    9:00 a.m–3:00 p.m. | International First-year Orientation Move in

    • Check in for Orientation, complete your SEVIS registration, submit required Student Health documentation, and move-in to your on-campus residence hall.

    4:15–4:45 p.m. | International Student & Family Welcome

    • Begin your journey at LMU with a welcome from university staff.

    5:15–7:00 p.m. | International Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    7:30–8:30 p.m. | International Student Welcome Dinner

    • Meet new friends and enjoy dinner with a magnificent view of the city of Los Angeles.

    Saturday, August 17

    9:30-10:15 p.m. | International Student & Family Breakfast*

    • Join other new students and their families for a casual breakfast. 

    10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | International Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    1:15–2:00 p.m.| Lunch*

    • Enjoy an optional lunch with other new international students. 

    2:15–6:00 p.m. | Shopping for Essentials*

    • Take this opportunity to travel to the store with LMU staff, who know the area, to buy items you need.

    6:30–9:30 p.m. | Off-campus Excursion

    • Join other new students and experience fun activities in the surrounding neighborhood.

    Sunday, August 18

    9:30–10:30 a.m. | Breakfast

    • Eat breakfast with fellow students.

    10:00–11:00 a.m. | Mass/Interfaith Prayer Space*

    • Engage with the spiritual offerings on LMU’s campus.

    11:15–1:00 p.m. | International Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    1:00–1:45 p.m. | Campus Tours

    • Get a glimpse of places you’ll need to know as a LMU student.

    1:30–2:15 p.m. | Lunch

    • Eat lunch with fellow students.

    2:45–7:00 p.m. | Off-campus Excursion

    • Join other new students and experience fun activities in the surrounding neighborhood.

    7:30–10:00 p.m. | Dinner & Social Activity

    • Enjoy dinner and continue connecting with students attending orientation.

    Monday, August 19

    9:30–10:30 a.m. | Breakfast: Learning the Lair

    • Experience breakfast in a campus dining hall and learn how students navigate using their meal plan. 

    10:45–1:00 p.m. | International Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    1:00–1:45 p.m. | Lunch

    • Eat lunch with fellow students.

    2:00–3:00 p.m. | Campus Tours

    • Get a glimpse of places you’ll need to know as a LMU student. 

    3:00–7:00 p.m. | International Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    7:00–9:45 p.m. | Dinner & Social Activity

    • Enjoy dinner and continue connecting with students attending orientation.

    Tuesday, August 20

    9:30–10:30 a.m. | Breakfast

    • Eat breakfast with fellow students. 

    10:45–12:15 p.m. | International Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles. 

    12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Campus Tours

    • Get a glimpse of places you’ll need to know as a LMU student. 

    1:15–2:00 p.m. | Lunch: Learning the Lair

    • Experience lunch in a campus dining hall and learn how students navigate using their meal plan.

    2:00–7:00 p.m. | Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    7:00–9:00 p.m. | Closing Banquet

    • Celebrate this great start to your LMU journey with the friends you have made during International Orientation.
  • Transfer International

    Friday, August 23 

    11:00–11:40 a.m. | Check-in & Welcome

    • Join other members of the international transfer student community to gather important information for students coming from overseas.

    11:40 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Orientation Sessions

    • Attend Orientation sessions that will support you in acclimating to LMU and life in Los Angeles.

    1:30–2:15 p.m. | Lunch

    • Eat lunch with other new international transfer students.

    2:15–4:00 p.m. | Visa Document Check

    • Complete your required visa document check.

    4:00–5:00 p.m. | Campus Tour

    • Take a student-led, walking tour of the LMU campus. This session is optional.