Family Week Schedule of Events

Click on the hyperlinked title of sessions below to view recordings from Family Week!

Tuesday, February 16

Welcome Address from President Timothy Law Snyder

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.

The LMU Society Reception

4:30-6 PM

Families who support LMU with an annual gift at The LMU Society giving level ($1,000+) are invited to a special reception with President Timothy Law Snyder. If you would like to learn about becoming a member of The LMU Society, please contact Nicole Sparks at

Wednesday, February 17

Virtual Campus Tour

12-1 PM

Experience LMU's campus like never before. Join us for a special guided virtual tour of the Bluff.

Orientation 1000 & 2000

2-3:30 PM

Want to know what it's like to be an LMU student? Audit an Orientation 1000/2000 course. This Introduction to LMU for new Freshman and Transfer students forum provides key information to assist students with making a successful transition to LMU. You will be taught by an actual ORNT instructor and participate in class!

Academic Dean's Address

4-5:30 PM

Hear from your student's academic dean about their priorities and exciting academic highlights. The program will include the opportunity to engage with your Dean, some of your student's professors, and fellow families from your school/college.

Thursday, February 18

Financial Aid Appointments

9-11 AM

Sign up for a private virtual appointment with our Financial Aid staff.

Town Hall with Provost Poon

3-4:30 PM

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

Men's Basketball vs. USF

6-7:30 PM

Watch our Men's Basketball team take on the USF Dons LIVE!

Women's Basketball vs. St. Mary's

6-7:30 PM

Watch our Women's Basketball team take on the St. Mary's Gaels LIVE!

Friday, February 19

Interculturalism at LMU

1-2 PM

Learn more about the intercultural ethos of LMU and engage with the students and staff of Ethnic and Intercultural Services in an interactive way!

LMU Sorority and Fraternity Life Open House

2-3 PM

Want to learn more about the 24 organizations at LMU? Join LMU Sorority and Fraternity Life students and staff as they share what makes the community at LMU special.

Career and Professional Development Open House

3:30-4:30 PM

LMU's Career and Professional Development (CPD) provides resources and experiences to help students leverage their Jesuit education to achieve their full potential. Learn more about this essential office from staff and students.

APSS Student and Family Meet and Greet

4 PM

Come and meet APSS staff and student leaders from the API community.  Meet leaders from the following organizations:

  • Nikkei Student Union (Japanese American Culture Club)
  • Isang Bansa (Filipino American)
  • South Asian Student Association
  • Na’Kolea (Hawaiian Club)
  • Han Tao (Chinese American Club)
  • Kyodai (Japanese Culture Club)
  • Vietnamese Student Association
  • KASA (Korean American Student Association)
  • The Chinese Circle/Saisei Taiko

Mardi Gras Cooking Class with Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson

5-7 PM

Award-winning celebrity chef, New York Times best-selling author, and 3-time LMU parent Chef Jeff Henderson will host a special Mardi Gas themes cooking class exclusively for Lion families. He will demonstrate how to make delicious jambalaya and beignets from the comforts of home! And don't worry, here's a shopping list of ingredients and kitchen tools, so you'll be prepared!

Shabbat Service

5-6 PM

Join LMU Jewish Student Life and fellow families for a festive virtual Shabbat Service.

Dance with ME

5 PM

In our Family Week event, we’re inviting all Lions and their families to participate in student-led dance workshops! Students Eliza Ossolinski‘23, Madeline Sharp ‘22, and Kelly Peterson ‘23 will be teaching ballet, house, and jazz funk routines for Lions to break a sweat, bond with each other, and learn something new! These beginner-friendly workshops are the perfect opportunity to engage with the LMU community from your home. Join us to get your groove on!

Saturday, February 20

Men's Basketball vs. BYU

NOON - 1:30 PM

Watch our Men's Basketball team take on the BYU Cougars LIVE!

Senior Sip & Sketch

1-2:30 PM

You and your senior student are invited to join other LMU families to sip cocktails and sketch a fun LMU keepsake. Regardless of your skill level, you'll be carefully guided through this art session by LMU alumna, Alexa Garcia '12 to create a memento of the bluff. To sip, Craftmix co-founder Jake Tannenbaum '18 offers a variety pack of their delicious and easy cocktail mixes to order when you RSVP. $20 for the Craftmix cocktail mixes (makes 12 cocktails), including shipping.

Women's Basketball vs. Pacific

5 - 6:30 PM 

Watch our Women's Basketball team take on the Pacific Tigers LIVE! 


5 PM

Join Jewish Student Life and LMU Hillel to celebrate Havdallah, marking the end of Shabbat.

Sunday, February 21

Legacy Family Ceremony

11-11:45 AM

Does your Lion have another family member (grandparent, parent, sibling) who attended LMU? The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement invites you and your family to join us for a special virtual ceremony featuring fellow legacy families and a member of the Jesuit Community.

Virtual Prayer Service of the Word

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.

LMU Dance Marathon

2:30-4:30 PM

Loyola Marymount University Dance Marathon (LMUDM) is proud to support the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. This foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer, funds research for childhood cancers, and increases awareness for children who are affected by cancer. The B+ Foundation is also the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with cancer in the United States. This year, LMUDM will be hosting a virtual event for the entire community to dance in solidarity for all those who are affected by cancer. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to dance with us!

Los Angeles Loyolan and ASLMU present the First Amendment Week Speaker: Angelica Ross

6-7:30 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. This year, activist and actor Angelica Ross shares her story "Expression from the Margin."

Events on Demand

Attend the following events any time you like!

This is Hank's House

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.

2020 SFTV Awards

Watch the 2020 SFTV Awards showcasing the best student films of the year!

LMU 101: A History of Our Campus

Take a journey through the history of Loyola Marymount University with John Sebastian, Vice President for Mission and Ministry.

LMU William H. Hannon Library 360 Tour

Check out one of the jewels of the Bluff in this interactive tour!

"Talk with ME" | Episode 7: The Canon and Mena Families

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.