Family Week Schedule of Events

Please use this campus map to help you navigate the Bluff!

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Wellness Wednesday Preview

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Regents Grass

Join the Lion community for some relaxation time on the bluff! Wellness Wednesday features LMU's registered student organizations, departments, and programs showcasing their latest offerings on campus. LMU student-run businesses participate and show off their entrepreneurial skills! You can also purchase food, produce, clothing, and jewelry from small, local businesses in and around L.A.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga

8-10 p.m. | Gersten Pavilion

Cheer your hearts out as our LMU Lions take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Don’t forget to wear your Family Weekend t-shirt, included in your registration fee! Tickets to this event are not included in the overall Family Weekend package. A limited number of tickets are reserved for Family Weekend guests at $24/ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased directly through LMU Athletics. LMU students do not need to purchase tickets in-advance for the game if they want to sit in the student section. They simply need to show their student ID card at Gersten. Please note: Game time subject to change due to the tentative nature of NCAA and WCC.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

Legacy Family Ceremony

9-10:30 a.m.

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

Intercultural Spaces at LMU

10-11 a.m.

LMU families are invited to come learn about the different intercultural spaces on our campus. The departments and student organizations in Ethnic & Intercultural Services (EIS) and the Office of International Student & Scholars (OISS) will highlight resources and programs that run through each space and inform students about student leadership opportunities within our suite.

LMU Dining Chef's Table and Information Session

11 a.m.-noon

LMU Dining invites you to join our executive chefs for a sampling of menu items that have been created for students based on their feedback from the fall 2022 semester that will incorporate plant-based, gluten free and ethnic cuisines. Then our operational managers will take over with a discourse about the new dining changes and initiatives. This will include information about dining locations, technology, sustainability initiative and student employment opportunities.

Tour of Stained Glass Windows in Sacred Heart Chapel

11:30-12:15 p.m.

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ will guide a tour of Sacred Heart Chapel, with special focus on the art and symbolism of the stained glass windows that are made similar to those of the 12th century.

Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Reception

12:30-2 p.m.

Join the senior vice president and senior leadership team for Student Affairs for an opportunity to learn more about the LMU student EXPerience, and upcoming student life highlights and priorities. The program will include the opportunity to engage with the senior vice president, dean of students, and other members of the Student Affairs leadership team.

Campus Tours

1-3 p.m.

Never got a chance to take the official tour? Not to worry, we've got you covered! Don't forget to bring your walking shoes! Tours are approximately 45-minutes and will depart every 15-minutes with the final tour departing at 2:15 p.m.

Friday - Jummah Prayer

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Muslim Student Life invites our LMU parents and families to join us for our weekly Friday-Jummah Prayer service. We will have snacks and refreshments after the prayer so we invite you all to please stay afterwards and enjoy some time in community. All are welcome!

Understanding the Continuing Student Room Selection Process

2-2:45 p.m.

Securing housing for the academic year can be a major stressor for families, especially in the L.A. area. This presentation by Student Housing will walk parents through the process for next year's housing (for continuing students), including major timelines, milestones, and questions to ask your student. We want to share this information so we can be productive partners to empower your student for success.

Ready to Launch with Career and Professional Development

2-2:45 p.m.

Learn how LMU Career and Professional Development works with current students to help them land internships, jobs, and entrance into graduate and professional school. Get involved in the process of supporting post-graduate success well before graduation.

Global Learning Perspectives: Studying Abroad with LMU

2-2:45 p.m.

LMU offers more than 100 study abroad programs around the world!  Start planning for your experience abroad with this session.

Living the Mission: A Panel Discussion with Student Leaders in Justice and Faith Programming on Campus

3-4 p.m.

Why does Jesuit education matter in 2022? Come hear from a panel of student leaders involved in programming from the Pam Rector Center for Service and Action and Campus Ministry about how their involvement has helped them grow as individuals, and engage with the greater LMU and LA community to go about creating the world they want to live in. 

LMU 101: A History

3-4 p.m.

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ will present videos of LMU's history from its beginning up to the present, with time for a few questions.

Academic Dean's Reception

4-5:30 p.m.

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 each college and school.

  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • School of Film and Television
  • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
  • Seaver College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Business Administration

Senior Family Toast

5-6:30 p.m.

Raise a glass to your experience on the bluff! Join LMU Alumni and Family Engagement, graduating students and their families to celebrate together with drinks and light bites. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets to this event are not included in the overall Family Weekend package and are an additional $50 per person.

Family Weekend Shabbat Service

5-6:30 p.m.

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

24-Hour Film Competition

6-7:30 p.m.

Join Mane Entertainment for a night of amazing short films created by your very own Lions! This competition challenges these students to create a whole movie in 24 hours. The best will be crowned winner after the screenings! Come support and vote for your favorite!

Lip Sync and Stroll Off

7-9 p.m.

This annual event put on by LMU's Sorority and Fraternity Life focuses on competitive performances in a Lip Sync and Stroll Off battle. This is a philanthropic event where each organization's philanthropy is highlighted, and the winning organization receives an award amount to donate to their philanthropy. Tickets to this event are not included in the overall Family Weekend package, and you are not required to attend Family Weekend to attend this event. Tickets are $12/LMU student and $20/family guest.

The Future of Islamic Thought

7:30-9 p.m.

Join us for an evening on "The Future of Islamic Thought" with Dr. Adis Duderija, senior lecturer in the Study of Islam and Society at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, in conversation with Dr. Amir Hussain, chair and professor of Theological Studies at LMU.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023

Java with the Jesuits

8:30-10:30 a.m.

The Jesuit Community invites you to join them for an Open House with coffee, tea, pastries, and good conversation.

Staying Safe, On and Off Campus

10-11 a.m.

A student's first time living away from home is a big deal! Hear from Campus Safety officers and emergency management professionals, and get tips for maximizing safety and wellbeing while living and learning on and off campus.

Student Mental Health Challenges: SPS Support and Wellness Resources

10-11 a.m.

Families will learn about college student mental health challenges, how to support your student if they are struggling, common developmental experiences, challenges while transitioning through college, and  Student Psychological Services (SPS) and campus resources. Session will also include a presentation about SPS services, such as individual and group therapy, crisis management and workshops by highly trained clinicians working with a variety of issues such as adjustment concerns, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, academic stress, and homesickness.

Town Hall with Provost Poon

11 a.m.-noon

Please join Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon for a special LMU Family Weekend Townhall. Students, parents and families will have an opportunity to learn more about the state of LMU and future plans. You will have a chance to submit questions in advance on the next screen.

Painting with Little Cubs

11 a.m.-noon

The Residence Hall Association is excited to host a painting session with our E-Board. Little Cubs will be able to participate in painting their favorite part of campus with us on canvases. (Canvases and paint provided.)

LMU Game Day Experience

11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Experience Lion Pride at its best! This unique tailgate includes some of L.A.’s most popular food trucks, interactive games, spirit squad, Iggy the Lion, a cash bar and more! Please note: The Family Weekend registration fee does not include food truck meals. Food must be purchased onsite directly from vendors.

Black Family Barbeque

noon-1:30 p.m.

Join the Office of Black Student Services, African American Alumni Association, Black Faculty Staff Association, and the Black student organizations at the Mbongi Spot for food, fun and fellowship.

Connections and Community Lunch

noon-1:30 p.m.

Join LMU Restore and other Lion families by engaging in a community building circle while breaking bread over lunch. Community building circles are a restorative justice practice used at LMU for creating deeper connections among students, faculty, and staff.

LMU Recovery Open House

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Come visit the Recovery Center to meet our Lions for Recovery students, engage in conversation, and learn about the resources available on the bluff.

Global Learning Perspectives: LMU's Signature Programs Abroad

2-2:45 p.m.

Hear from faculty involved in designing and leading LMU's study abroad programs. Join this session to learn more.

Understanding the Continuing Student Room Selection Process

2-2:45 p.m.

Securing housing for the academic year can be a major stressor for families, especially in the Los Angeles area. This presentation by Student Housing will walk parents through the process for next year's housing (for continuing students), including major timelines, milestones, and questions to ask your student. We want to share this information so we can be productive partners to empower your student for success.

Women's Basketball vs. Pepperdine

3-5 p.m.

Cheer your hearts out as our LMU Lions take on the Pepperdine Waves. Don’t forget to wear your Family Weekend t-shirt, included in your registration fee! Tickets to this event are not included in the overall Family Weekend package. Tickets can be purchased directly through LMU Athletics. LMU students do not need to purchase a ticket for the game if they want to sit in the student section. They simply need to show their student ID card at Gersten. Please note: Game time subject to change due to the tentative nature of NCAA and WCC.

Men's Baseball vs. San Jose State University

6-9 p.m.

Mane Entertainment Presents: Dance Crew Showcase

7-8:30 p.m.

Mane Entertainment's Dance Crew showcase will feature some of the best dance groups on campus!

Men's Basketball vs. Pacific

7-9 p.m.

Cheer your hearts out as our LMU Lions take on the Pacific Tigers. Don’t forget to wear your Family Weekend t-shirt, included in your registration fee! Tickets to this event are not included in the overall Family Weekend package. Tickets can be purchased directly through LMU Athletics. LMU students do not need to purchase a ticket for the game if they want to sit in the student section. They simply need to show their student ID card at Gersten. Please note: Game time subject to change due to the tentative nature of NCAA and WCC.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023

Family Weekend Mass

10-11 a.m.

Join us for an intercultural Sunday Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel.

Intercultural Reception

11:15 a.m.-noon

Join Ethnic and Intercultural Services for a reception including traditional celebrative entertainment following the intercultural mass. Light refreshments will be provided.

Men's Tennis vs. University of Utah

noon-2 p.m.

Men's Baseball vs. San Jose State University

6-9 p.m.