Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Families

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  • LMU has an entire orientation just for you! Please visit the Parent and Family Orientation website for more information, including schedules and events.

  • We invite all parents and families to join their students in many Welcome Weekend activities. 

  • There are many hotels in the local area. Please visit our local accommodations page for a recommended list.

  • Yes, this is the official university welcome for your student and marks the beginning of your student’s academic journey at LMU. We invite all parents and families to be present for this welcome and important first step.

  • Unfortunately no. LMU does not provide guest accommodations on campus.

  • Attire for parents and families for all activities, including Convocation, is casual.

  • Feel free to explore the LA area or run necessary errands with your student outside of their mandatory Orientation sessions.


    Please contact Disability Support Services early to inquire about assistance.



    Please consult the Academic Calendar for University breaks and holidays listed by semester.


  • Yes! Wireless Access for Guests:

    Join Network: If you are a guest on the Westchester campus, enjoy wireless access by joining the LMU-Guest network.

    Register on Network: Once connected, open your browser and navigate to any web page. The system will redirect you to the guest registration page. On the guest registration page, type in your name and a valid email address. The email address will be your username. You can also add your phone number and cellular provider so that your credentials can be sent via SMS the next time you want to join the guest network. Once you accept the terms of use, click register to be directed to the receipt page. 

    Registration Confirmation: On the receipt page, the details of your new account will be displayed and sent to the email address you supplied. You may also download or SMS your account details, by using the links at the bottom of the page. 

  • To request accommodations that are needed during the Orientation event, please contact Orientation Programs at 310-338-5306 or

    Your student should also contact Disability Support Services as soon as possible to inquire about academic accommodations.

  • Please consult the Academic Calendar for University breaks and holidays listed by semester.

Explore More

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


General FAQs
First-Year Student FAQs
Transfer Student FAQs
International Student FAQs

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