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Visit LMU

It’s hard to truly get a sense of how beautiful our campus is until you see it in person. That’s why one of the best ways to get a feel for LMU is to come and visit us! Whether you’re considering applying to LMU, making your final college choice or have already accepted and want to learn more about what to expect, we’d love to have you join us on a guided tour of our campus.

Our full campus visit experience includes a student led campus tour and an information and Q&A session led by a member of the admission staff. We offer campus tours and individual counseling appointments throughout the year, plus several fun and informative events for prospective freshman and transfer students, admitted students and their families.

We can’t wait to see you!

Campus Tours

Tours depart from the Welcome Center in the Charles Von Der Ahe Building Monday - Friday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, throughout the year and at 11:30am on Saturdays during the academic year. There are some restrictions and exceptions, so please check the tour calendar to confirm the tour times on the day you plan to visit.

Information Sessions
Information sessions, led by a member of the Admission staff, are offered each weekday at 12:00 Noon and 2:30 pm.  As you will see when you make reservations for your tour, you may choose any information session and either tour time when you sign up for a tour. Information sessions complement the campus tour and provide additional information on the university and the admission process. They also provide an opportunity for questions and answers. Don't worry about whether to take the tour first or have your info session first -the information will be the same either way, so choose the combination most convenient for you.

Saturday Visits
A single campus tour is offered on Saturdays during the academic year, preceded by the information session. The information session begins in the Welcome Center at 11:00 am and the student led campus tour departs at 11:30 am. There are no Saturday tours during the summer.

You can sign up online or contact Alice Johnson at (310) 338-7602 or ajohnson@lmu.edu to schedule a tour.

Groups of 10 or more please review our information on Group Visits and request to schedule a tour online

LMU Enhanced Tours (Spring/Easter Break Visits)

Make LMU your choice destination this Spring Break and get a head start on your college search with our campus visit program, being offered March 30 - April 1, April 5 - 10.

Each visit is made to order and designed to introduce you to the LMU lifestyle while answering your individual questions and needs. Familiarize yourself with our stunning campus with a guided, hour-long tour and attend informative sessions on the admission and financial aid processes.

Virtual Tour

Give your feet a rest and take a virtual walking tour of Loyola from the comfort of your own armchair with our YouVisit virtual tour.

Admission Appointments

Individual appointments with admission counselors are available throughout the year and can be very useful in learning about Loyola Marymount University. The University encourages prospective students to visit campus and, if possible, to meet with an Admission Counselor; however, visits are primarily informational in nature and are not required as part of the application process.

In addition to offering students a thorough understanding of the University, appointments also afford students the opportunity to receive advice on course selection, preparation of an application, and information regarding the application procedures.

If you have not had an appointment with one of our counselors, do not worry. Our appointments are not interviews. They are not required as part of your application, and they have no bearing on admission decisions. We offer these appointments to allow you to learn as much about LMU as possible. If you have questions about our programs or about applying for admission, please send them to our Office of Admission email box, admissions@lmu.edu, and one of these counselors will respond.

Prospective Students

Open House
Thinking about LMU? In addition to campus tours and counseling appointments throughout the year, we hold an Open House every October. Prospective students and their families are invited to come to campus, take a tour of the facilities and residence halls, meet with students and professors, and get a feel for life at LMU. Sign up for our mailing list to receive more information. 

Transfer Events
We invite all students who are interested in transferring to LMU to take advantage of one or more of our scheduled events to come explore our beautiful campus.  Whether you participate in the transfer information sessions, or would prefer a more in-depth experience at Access LMU Visit Day, we are confident that you will leave campus with a better understanding of LMU’s unique characteristics and requirements for becoming a LION.  If you have any questions about visiting LMU, or would like to schedule a personal meeting with a transfer representative, please contact Transfer Enrollment Services by email or by phone 310.338.5913.

Admitted Students

Preview Day
Every year in mid-April we invite admitted students to come to campus one last time before making a final college choice. You'll spend a fun and informative day on campus complete with presentations on our academic programs and the opportunity to meet and socialize with faculty, staff, and fellow students.

Overnight Visits
At this time we do not offer individual on-campus accommodations to visiting students. If you'd like to stay overnight in L.A. during your visit, our Accommodations page provides several local hotels with an LMU guest rate available.

Day Visits
Day Visits are an opportunity for admitted students to visit campus for a true Lion experience. Get to know a current LMU student, attend a class or two, and enjoy lunch at the dining halls on us. This visit typically lasts 3-4 hours, and can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon. When requesting a day visit, please do so at least two weeks prior to the day you plan to visit campus. These visits are available from February 9 – April 17. Learn more and request a day visit.