International Students Orientation

International Orientation

Students at International Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to LMU! We are thrilled that you will be joining our vibrant community of international students on campus, representing over 90 countries. Our Office of International Students and Scholars provides a comprehensive international student orientation over the course of one week that will prepare you for experiencing American university culture, living in Los Angeles and making the most of your time as an LMU student.

International Student Orientation occurs immediately before our Welcome Weekend and these events will ensure that you have a great start to your time at LMU! Welcome Weekend is Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27, 2017.

For details about freshman and transfer international student orientations, including dates, please see the information below. 

  • Freshman International Student Orientation: Friday, August 18 – Thursday, August 24



  • Transfer International Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 23 (day one) and Friday, August 25 (day two)

    As an international transfer student, you are required to attend both days of your Orientation. This is mandatory even if you have attended school in the United States previously. 

    Orientation Details:

    Day 1 of Transfer Orientation (August 23) will include a variety of activities to acclimate you to life as a Lion and set you up for success throughout your academic career at LMU. For a detailed itinerary of your first day of Orientation, please check out this schedule

    During Day 2 (August 25), events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will meet other students from around the world, learn from a panel of current international transfer students about what has helped them be successful at LMU and complete the final steps required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for your student visa and enrollment at LMU.

    *Note: Students with on-campus housing assignments will be able to move into their assignments prior to Orientation, on Tuesday, August 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Academic Advising

    If you have questions for your academic advisor, you should contact them to set up an appointment for Thursday, August 24, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Your transfer advisor contact information can be found on the individualized microsite link you were sent as part of your acceptance email, under the tab “Advisement and Registration.” There will not be an opportunity to meet with an advisor during the Orientation sessions on August 23 and 25.