Freshman Orientation

First-Year Orientation

Freshman Orientation 2016

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ROAR into your first year as a LMU Lion with New Student Orientation where we help you get started on your LMU journey!

New student orientation kicks off with a two-day overnight program in June that will introduce you to life as a LMU Lion. You will have the chance to connect with fellow students and faculty, learn about life on the bluff and schedule classes. You will also have the opportunity to meet with academic advisors and get the full residence hall experience by staying overnight on campus. Upper-class Orientation Leaders will act as your guides to answer any questions you might have.If you are a student joining us from overseas, please refer to our schedule for International Student Orientation here.

The LMU community will be stoked to welcome you back to the bluff in August for residence hall move-in and the official kick-off to your collegiate career! Students and families will have the opportunity to attend a Resource and Involvement Festival and Celebration Mass before classes begin August 28. The weekend will conclude with Academic Convocation. 

2017 New Student Orientation

June Freshman Orientation:

  • Session 1: June 5-6
  • Session 2: June 8-9
  • Session 3: June 12-13
  • Session 4: June 15-16
  • Session 5: June 19-20
  • Session 6: June 22-23


Here is a sample of what you can expect:

Day One

  • Academic Big Picture: faculty describes how your curriculum will be structured.
  • The Academic Experience: Get a sense of LMU’s academic landscape and mission through active participation and reflection on important topics.
  • The LMU EXP: How will take advantage of the countless engagement opportunities at LMU to become the best version of yourself?
  • Cura Personalis: Gain insight from LMU staff on how to make the most of your first year at LMU.

Day Two

  • Campus Resources: Learn how to set goal for collegiate success, plus attend important sessions on living and learning in an inclusive community.
  • Academic Advisement and Registration
  • Officially a Lion Closing Ceremony


August Orientation and Welcome Weekend

Friday, August 25 — Sunday, August 27

Here is a sample of what you can expect:

  • Move In: Residence Halls Open!
  • Picnic Beneath the Palms
  • LMU Block Party
  • Orientation Sessions
  • LMU EXP Festival
  • First Year Academic Convocation