First-Year Parents & Families

 

From high school to college, the first year is a transitional year for incoming students and their parents/families. As much excitement as this year will bring, there are also many questions and uncertainties that may lie ahead. To ensure parents/families have the relevant information and support they need to feel informed and help ease their first-year students into campus life on the Westchester bluff, LMU welcomes you to New Parent/Family Orientation and encourages you to be familarized with the resources below.

  • Parent Pride Presentations

    Starting in May, you will begin receiving regular communication regarding your student’s transition (and yours!). Parent Pride is your online resource for everything parent and family at LMU. You will first receive a series of presentations from key offices and departments at LMU that provide you with critical resources, information and deadlines throughout the summer, as your student prepares to begin the academic year.

    Check out a snapshot of these presentations below!

    As preparations continue throughout the summer, Parent Pride will be your guide. Parent Pride is LMU’s online resource for parents and families, which features articles, helpful tips and other online tools that can aid you and your family during your student’s first year at LMU. 

    Be on the lookout for more helpful communication via Parent Pride throughout the summer and academic year, including a Parent and Family Summer Checklist to help you and your student stay on track for their arrival in August.

  • Parent Orientation Schedule

    First-year students are scheduled to arrive on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Their move-in time slot will be emailed to their Lion email account in July. They will also check into New Student Orientation that day. Please note that students living off campus will check into New Student Orientation on Friday, August 23 at 8:15 a.m.

    We welcome parents and families to attend all of the events below. Orientation will kick-off with First-Year Academic Convocation on Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. Orientation continues on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, with different activities and events throughout Welcome Weekend. 

    Thursday, August 22

    5:00–7:00 p.m. | Parent & Family Reception

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

    Friday, August 23

    8:30–9:30 a.m. | Seating for New Student Convocation

    • Gersten Pavilion will open for seating at 8:30 AM. Please note that seating is first-come, first-serve and is limited for parents, families, and guests. An overflow venue with a livestream of the ceremony will be available nearby.

    10:00–11:00 a.m. | 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.

    2:00–2:45 p.m. | Campus Tour for Parents & Families

    • Parents & families are invited to take a student-led, walking tour of the LMU campus.

    3:00–5:00 p.m. | Parent & Family Resource Fair

    • Join LMU Parent & Family Programs for a resource fair, where you can get your questions answered and speak with representatives from offices across campus, who serve your student.

    4:00–4:45 p.m. | Campus Tour for Parents & Families

    • Parents & families are invited to take a student-led, walking tour of the LMU campus.

    Saturday, August 24

    10:00 AM–12:00 p.m. | Parent & Family Resource Fair

    • Join LMU Parent & Family Programs for a resource fair, where you can get your questions answered and speak with representatives from offices across campus, who serve your student 

    12:00 PM–3:00 p.m. | LMU EXP

    • Enjoy live music, food, and entertainment alongside your student.

    3:00–5:00 p.m. | Intercultural Welcome

    • Celebrate the start of a new, exciting academic year with Ethnic and Intercultural Services during this welcome for new students and their families.

    5:00–6:00 p.m. | Welcome Mass

    • Students and families are invited to participate the time-honored tradition of LMU's annual Welcome Mass.

    6:00–8:00 p.m. | Celebration Dinner

    • Experience the diversity of California cuisine during this food truck foray on Alumni Mall. Food truck offerings are complimentary to students and guests.

     

  • Plan Your Orientation Stay

    Listed below is information for the area surrounding Loyola Marymount University.  For more information regarding these accommodations, please contact hotels directly for availability and specific rate information.

    • Aloft Hotel
    • Courtyard by Marriott LAX/El Segundo
    • Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles-Westside in Culver City
    • Custom Hotel
    • Crowne Plaza LAX
    • Doubletree Hotel by Hilton LA/El Segundo
    • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Westside
    • Embassy Suites LAX North
    • Embassy Suites LAX South