Transfer Students

 Group of students gathered in front of LMU chapel.

Orientation: Fall 2020

Welcome to LMU! We are excited that you’ve decided to join LMU’s dynamic academic community. As you transition to life as a student at LMU, you and your family will receive support, guidance, and information from Orientation Programs on what you need to do in order to begin your journey as an LMU Lion.

Registration & Pre-arrival Preparation

As a new student, please check your email regularly for important registration and pre-arrival information. After your course evaluations have posted to PROWL, set-up an appointment with your academic advisor during your registration window to discuss course options and to register for fall semester classes.

New Student Move-in

New transfer students living in LMU Housing will be able to move-in prior to Orientation on Monday, August 24, 2020 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. Visit the LMU Housing website to learn more about university housing options and the housing application process. 

New Student Orientation

You should also plan to attend a one-day Orientation event on LMU’s Westchester campus on Tuesday, August 25, 2020; parents and family members are encouraged to attend Orientation with their student. LMU's New Student Orientation offers incoming students a warm welcome to campus, where new Lions meet student leaders, staff, and faculty who will support them in their transition to LMU. Orientation is a great introduction to life at LMU, and attendance is required. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the event will conclude at 5:00 p.m. There will be an optional welcome event exclusively for transfer students on the evening of August 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

New Student Orientation Schedule*

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

  • 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m. | New Student Move-in | LMU Housing Office, Leavey 6

    • New 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.
  • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Check-in & Campus Tours (Lawton Plaza)

    • Check-in for Orientation, enjoy a light continental breakfast, and mingle with LMU student leaders. Students and their guests are invited to participate in a tour of the LMU campus. 

    10:00 –10:45 a.m. | New Student Convocation 

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

    11:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Academics at LMU

    • Receive a welcome to your respective academic college and hear about the exciting opportunities for learning afforded to LMU students.

    12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch 

    • Enjoy lunch with your Orientation Leaders and other new students attending Orientation.

    1:15 – 5:00 p.m. | Orientation Sessions & Activities

    • Participate in workshops and activities designed to introduce you to important information you need to know to get started at LMU. 

    5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Transfer Welcome Event

Course Requirement: ORNT 2000 

Your Orientation experience continues during a 5-week course that provides an introduction to university life through interactive workshops on a variety of critical topics. Please make sure you are registered for ORNT 2000 as this is a requirement for all new transfer students.

Week 1: Course Welcome and Syllabus Review

Week 2: LMU Pregame

Week 3: Code Certified

Week 4: Courageous Conversations

Week 5: You’ve Got This: Resilience on the Bluff