Parents and Families

Parents of LMU students talking to LMU Staff.

Orientation: Fall 2020

We are excited to welcome you and your student to LMU’s dynamic academic community. The support and guidance you have provided will always be instrumental to your student’s success, and we want you to have the information you need to continue supporting your student in transition to LMU. 

New Student Move-in Information

The official move-in dates for students living in LMU Housing are as follows:

  • International Freshmen: Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Transfers: Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Freshmen: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Visit the LMU Housing website to learn more about university housing options and the housing application process.

New Student Orientation & Welcome Weekend*

Parents and family members are encouraged to attend Orientation and Welcome Weekend events. Some parent and family events will directly overlap with student events; other parent and family activities take place separately from required student events. All sessions and events for parents will be posted below. To check the schedule of events required for students, navigate to the First-year, Transfer, and International Orientation pages.

*The exact times and locations of Orientation sessions and events are subject to change. Please check back for updates on the timing of specific events. 

  • Friday, August 21

    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | International Student Move-in

    • Parents and families are invited to assist their student with moving in to their residence hall.

    4:00 – 8:00 PM | International Student & Family Activities | Student Attendance Required

    • Meet other international students and families and begin learning about student life on the LMU campus.

    Saturday, August 22

    10:30 – 1:00 PM | International Parent & Family Information Session 

    • Learn information about the LMU campus and immigration requirements that will allow you to support your student in their studies.

    Sunday, August 23 - Wednesday, August 26

    • LMU will not be hosting any Orientation sessions for parent or family members on these dates. Parents and family members wishing to stay for Welcome Weekend activities on Thursday, August 27 - Saturday, August 29 are encouraged to travel independently while their student is attending required Orientation sessions and activities for international students.

    Thursday, August 27

    5:00 – 7:00 PM | Parent & Family Reception

    • Join fellow LMU parents for an outdoor reception, where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

    Friday, August 28*

    8:30 – 9:30 AM | Seating for New Student Convocation

    • Seating for this event is first-come, first-serve and is limited for parents, families, and guests. Please note that students will be seated separately from parents and families as part of the ceremony.

    10:00 – 11:00 AM | New Student Convocation

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

    *Additional parent and family welcome events may be added to Friday's schedule. Please check back in June 2020 for more details.

    Saturday, August 29

    12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Welcome Weekend Events for New Students and Families

    • Details for Saturday events are forthcoming. 
  • Thursday, August 27

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | New Student Move-in

    • New students living in LMU Housing may plan to move-in on Thursday, August 27. Students will be assigned a specific window of time for move-in, based on their housing assignment. This move-in window will be shared through the student housing portal in August 2020. Students should upload a OneCard photo to the MyPhoto portal by August 1, 2020 in order to expedite LMU Housing check-in.

    5:00 – 7:00 PM | Parent & Family Reception

    • Join fellow LMU parents for an outdoor reception, where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

    Friday, August 28*

    8:30 – 9:30 AM | Seating for New Student Convocation

    • Seating for this event is first-come, first-serve and is limited for parents, families, and guests. Please note that students will be seated separately from parents and families as part of the ceremony.

    10:00 – 11:00 AM | New Student Convocation

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

    *Additional parent and family welcome events may be added to Friday's schedule. Please check back in June 2020 for more details.

    Saturday, August 29

    12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Welcome Weekend Events for New Students and Families

    • Details for Saturday events are forthcoming. 

    Sunday, August 30

    • Though first-year students have Orientation sessions they are required to attend on this day, LMU will not host any parent or family events on Sunday since many parents and family members utilize this day for travel.

     

  • Monday, August 24

    9:00 AM –3:00 PM | New Student Move-in | LMU Housing Office, Leavey 6

    • New transfer students living in LMU Housing may plan to move-in on Monday, August 24. Housing check-in will take place at the Student Housing Office in Leavey 6. Students should upload a OneCard photo to the MyPhoto portal by August 1, 2020 in order to expedite the check-in process at the LMU Housing Office.

    Tuesday, August 25

    8:30 – 10:00 AM | Orientation Check-in & Campus Tours

    10:00 – 11:00 AM | New Student Convocation

    11:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Orientation Sessions 

    12:15 – 1:00 PM | Lunch 

    1:00 – 5:00 PM | Orientation Sessions

    Saturday, August 29

    12:00 – 8:00 PM | Welcome Weekend Activities for Students & Families | Attendance Optional