First-Year Orientation

First-Year Orientation

Freshman Orientation 2016

Pre-Arrival Snapshot Orientation Schedule

Congratulations on your acceptance to LMU! We look forward to welcoming you to campus and having you join the Lion family.

Orientation is designed to prepare you for your academic life and introduce you to the array of opportunities available to you as a member of the LMU community. You’ll meet with an advisor and take part in activities that will touch on the challenges and experiences most college students encounter. The goal is to have you walk away from orientation feeling properly equipped to embark on your undergraduate journey and hopefully comfortable enough to call LMU home.

You will also get a head start on meeting some of your classmates, many of whom will be your friends throughout your days at LMU, and some for much longer than that. Check your Future Lions account for important updates about orientation.

First Year and Parent Orientation August 23 – August 26

  • Move-In: Thursday, August 23 *move-in times will be assigned 
  • First Year Academic Convocation (Parents & Students): Friday, August 24
  • First-Year Student Orientation: Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26
  • First-Year Parent Sessions: Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25 *parent sessions conclude Saturday night

*International Orientation begins on Saturday, August 18 and continues with first-year orientation through Thursday, August 23. Learn more.


Registration for fall courses will occur prior to August Orientation and be done online. Starting in May, first year students will receive information and guidance on the required tasks to prepare for registration and speaking with your advisor. All registration preparation and related activities will be done online and do not require students to visit campus. After completing their preparatory tasks, students will be assigned an advising and registration time slot in June; all registration will occur throughout that month and will be done completely online with the virtual support of your advisor. A computer and internet access are necessary in order to register.

Registration Frequently Asked Questions