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LMU Family Week 2021

Family Week is an opportunity for families of all class years to personally experience the academic, service, and social values their Lions experience daily at Loyola Marymount University. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members are invited to join their LMU student and other families for Family Week!

Take a look at the sessions and activities below to relive your Family Week memories, or get a preview of what's to come in 2022!

Signature Events

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Welcome Address from President Timothy Law Snyder

Tuesday, February 16, 3-4 PM

Join Dr. Lane Bove, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and President Timothy Law Snyder as they kick off an exciting week of engaging opportunities for our Lion families.

Academic Deans' Address

Wednesday, February 17, 4-5:50 PM

Hear from your student’s academic dean about their priorities and next steps for the school or college. The program will include the opportunity to engage with your Dean, some of your student’s professors, and fellow families from your school/college.

LMU Family Week Town Hall with Provost Poon

Thursday, February 18, 3-4:30 PM

Please join Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon and university leadership for a special Lion Family Week Town Hall address. Here students, parents and families will have an opportunity to learn more about the state of LMU and future plans.

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Mardi Gras Cooking Class with Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson

Friday, February 19, 5 PM

Award winning celebrity chef, New York Times best-selling author and 3-time LMU parent Chef Jeff Henderson will host a special Mardi Gras themed cooking class exclusively for Lion families. He will demonstrate how to make delicious jambalaya and beignets from the comforts of home!

For a list of ingredients, check this Shopping List

Chef Jeff Helps You Prep Your Beignets

LMU Family Week Prayer Service of the Word

Sunday, February 21, 1-2 PM

We welcome the LMU Family as we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent with our weekly virtual and interactive prayer service based on the Liturgy of the Word and scripture readings of the day. Though we cannot be together on the campus to celebrate the Eucharist, we can be with one another as the LMU Community gathered in prayer at this weekly ecumenical prayer service joined as one from many different states and, indeed, many different parts of the globe.

First Amendment Week Speaker: Angelica Ross

Sunday, February 21, 6 PM

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Loyolan and ASLMU, First Amendment Week exists to raise awareness and appreciation of the First Amendment and the protections it provides for freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition.

Schedule of Events

Check out recordings from the week's events below. Just click on the hyperlinked title!

Events On Demand

View these engaging videos and tours any time throughout the week!

Fans at a basketball game holding up a sign saying this is the house that Hank built
Follow the story of the late great LMU basketball star Hank Gathers, the 1989-90 Men's Basketball team and learn why Gersten Pavilion will always be Hank's House.
A student film crew shooting a scene of two people walking and talking along the bluff
Watch the 2020 SFTV Awards showcasing the best student films of the year!
A historical photo of Sacred Heart Chapel shortly after being built with classic cars parked in front
Take a journey through the history of Loyola Marymount University with John Sebastian, Vice President for Mission and Ministry.
William H. Hannon Library at night with all the lights on
Check out one of the jewels of the Bluff in this interactive tour!
The words MANE Entertainment with an illustrated lion
Tune in to our Family Week episode where we chat with ME staff and their alumni parents to discuss being a Lion legacy family and how SFTV has evolved through the years.

Lion Lounge Help Desk

Can't find your confirmation email? Forgot which session you registered for? Need Zoom support? Visit the Lion Lounge for help! Our staff will be available at the select hours listed below throughout the week. The hours correspond with event times for your convenience. 

All events are in Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you are participating from a different time zone, this time zone converter can assist you in planning your week!

Tuesday, Feb 16 2-6 PM
Wednesday, Feb 17 12-5:30 PM
Thursday, Feb 18 9-11 AM, 2:30-4:30 PM
Friday, Feb 19 12-6 PM
Saturday, Feb 20 12:30-2:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 21 10:30 AM - 7 PM


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Join the Pride

Basketball season is in full swing and we invite students and their families to cheer on the Lions as the Men’s team take on USF and BYU, and Women’s team take on St. Mary’s and Pacific!

Watch The Games Live!

Virtual Sellout

With conference season in full swing, it's time to pack Gersten Pavilion for our annual Family Week & LMU Day game! Lion Nation has been challenged to sell out Hank's House, virtually. Help us meet our goal! Purchase one, two, ten, twenty-five or more virtual seats as we look to sell out all 4,156 seats in Gersten. The initiative is designed to provide fans with the opportunity to help show their support for the Lions through the purchase of a virtual seat, row, or section. Fans who participate in the program will receive a variety of exclusive virtual experiences and prizes.

Virtual seats will be available until the Lions tip-off on February 20. Proceeds from the program will go to support a world-class experience for LMU's 400-plus student-athletes. Tickets purchased for this initiative may qualify as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.

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Social Media Toolkit

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Add some flair to your profile with our special LMU Family Week 2021 Toolkit!


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Lion Swag

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Make sure you have the latest Lion swag in time for Family Week! Use code HELLO21 at checkout for 21% off a LMU logo item!


Gear Up

In the Service of Faith and Promotion of Justice

Students in long rows wearing hair nets and preparing meals during the LMU Presidents Day of Service

During this unique time in history, the oldest and wisest of our community are isolated now more than ever. Join LMU as we partner with Westside Pacific Villages (WPV) for our LMU Family Week service opportunity. WPV is a grassroots, membership-based, and volunteer-driven non-profit that organizes a variety of connections, support, and events–empowering senior people to better navigate the changes and opportunities that come with living longer.

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Connect on Social

Use #LMUFamilyWeek to stay connected!