Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Students

  • When is New Transfer Student Orientation?

    New Student Orientation is on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • When can I move in?

    Move-In Day for new students living on campus is Thursday, January 9 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Students should check-in at the Student Housing Office in Leavey 6.

  • I live off-campus; when do I arrive for New Student Orientation?

    Students living off-campus should attend New Student Orientation on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • How do I get to campus?

    Please refer to our LMU Driving Directions website, which also contains a campus map.

  • Which activities are mandatory?

    The entire New Student Orientation program on Friday, January 10 is mandatory.

  • Which activities are optional?

    The LMU vs. Gonzaga men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 11, 2020, is optional for students

  • What is the recommended attire for New Student Orientation?

    There is no specific recommended attire. January temperatures in Los Angeles vary, often averaging 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). Since some Orientation activities will involve walking outside, students may be more comfortable wearing pants, long sleeve shirts, and a jacket.

  • When do I register for classes?

    Transfer student registration for the spring semester begins on December 2. It will continue through the end of the first week of classes, until Friday, January 17.

    Regardless of when you register, all admitted students will be enrolled in a class schedule that meets your graduation requirements. An earlier registration time only promises more course options will be available. 

    Please keep in mind that LMU closes for the holidays on Friday, December 20 and reopens on Thursday, January 2. While you may still register during this period, there will not be any advisor assistance available. 

    Before you register, you must speak with your advisor. Once you have paid your Commitment Deposit and reviewed the most up-to-date evaluation of your transfer work in PROWL, you may contact your advisor beginning December 2 to schedule your advisement appointment.

    ***Please do not contact your advisor before December 2 and certainly not before your course evaluation is complete and visible in PROWL; advisors cannot assist you until your evaluation reflects the most up-to-date course information and you have reviewed the articulation.

    The contacts for the colleges’ deans’ offices are listed below:

    LMU College of Business Administration  
    Suzanne Calderon | 310-338-2718

    LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts
    Rachel Van Houten | 310-338-5272

    LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
    Isabel Solano Robles | 310-338-4240

    LMU Seaver College of Science & Engineering
    Isabella Rand | 310-338-2833

    LMU School of Film & Television
    Alberto Moreno | 310-258-8697


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

General FAQs
First-Year Student FAQs
International Student FAQs
Parents and Family FAQs

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