International Parents & Families

International Students and Parents

It takes courage and commitment to leave the comfort of home for an abroad adventure of personal fulfillment and academic excellence as an international student. As much excitement as this year will bring, there are also many questions and uncertainties that may lie ahead. To ensure international parents/families have the relevant information and support they need to feel informed and help ease their children 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.

  • First-Year International Parent & Family Orientation

    International Parent and Family Orientation is on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2019.  It will begin Friday afternoon and conclude Saturday afternoon.

     Curious about some of the sessions offered during Parent and Family Orientation?  Check them out below!

    • Overview of LMU Academics
    • Parent and Family Programs
    • Student Health and Wellness
    • Campus Services
  • Transfer International Parent & Family Orientation

    Transfer International Parent and Family Orientation is on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. This program will introduce you to the campus community and essential resources available for both you and your student.  It runs concurrently with your student’s Orientation session on Tuesday. Please note that international transfer students must also attend the Immigration Session on Friday, August 23, 2019.

     Curious about some of the sessions offered during Parent and Family Orientation?  Check them out below!

    • Overview of LMU Academics
    • Parent and Family Programs
    • Student Health and Wellness
    • Campus Services
  • 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.

  • New Student Orientation Dates

    Orientation for students coming to LMU from abroad, begins on Friday, August 16, 2019. If your student is living on campus, please plan to arrive to LMU's campus between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to move into their residence hall. Students living off campus are expected to arrive by 2 p.m. at the latest to complete SEVIS registration, prior to the start of the formal program.

    Students will be fully engaged in New International First-Year Student Orientation activities through Wednesday, August 21, and there is no obligation for you to remain in the area during this time. All students will then participate in First-Year New Student Orientation starting Friday, August 23, as well as Welcome Weekend activities. We invite international families back to campus from August 24-25, to enjoy LMU’s First-Year Parent and Family Orientation and Welcome Weekend, which brings together the families of all new LMU students. We encourage those staying for these events to take a solo vacation locally, while their student is participating in New International First-Year Student Orientation.

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

    Thursday, August 22

    • Orientation Check-In & Domestic Student Housing Move-In
    • I-9 Verification and Collection
    • Floor Meeting
    • Join the Pride

    Friday, August 23

    • Orientation Check-In for Off Campus Students
    • First-Year Academic Convocation
    • New Student Orientation Sessions
    • Viva LMU

    Saturday, August 24

    • New Student Orientation Sessions
    • LMU EXP Fest
    • Intercultural Welcome
    • Welcome Mass
    • Celebration Dinner
    • Splash!

    Sunday, August 25

    • New Student Orientation Sessions

    Please note that students living off campus will check into New Student Orientation on Friday, August 23 at 8:15 a.m.

  • 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