Families watching a basketball game in Gersten Pavilion.

Please use the 2020 Lion Family Weekend Map to navigate your way through the weekend!

  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check In and Onsite Registration
    Collins Center

    Collect your Family Weekend name badge and all registration materials.

    10 a.m. - Noon Campus Tours
    Welcome Center - Von der Ahe Building

    Never got a chance to take the official tour? Not to worry, we've got you covered! And don't forget your walking shoes!

    1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Your Student's EXP

    Learn about the Lion life as your student moves into the next phase of their LMU careers. Based on your student's class year, please choose the session that's right for you!

    • Beginning on The Bluff - First-Year & Sophomore Families | Life Sciences Building Auditorium 120
    • Preparing to Launch - Junior & Senior Families | Hilton Center for Buisness, Auditorium 100

    3 - 4 p.m. LMU Explorations

    These workshops, tours and presentations is just a taste of the LMU experience. Please choose your own adventure!

    • FAFSA Workshop | Von Der Ahe Building 190
    • Faculty Lecture/Presentation | Life Sciences Building Auditorium 120
      Featuring Professor Fernando Guerra, Director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles
    • You've Got This! Student Wellness Presentation | Malone Student Center, The Hill (4th Floor)
      Learn about LMU's wellness resources for your student.
    •  Tours:
      • Sacred Heart Chapel
      • William H. Hannon Library
      • Burns Recreation Center
    • Open Houses:
      • Intercultural Suite | Malone Student Center, Suite 201 2nd Floor
      • Sorority and Fraternity Life | Malone Student Center,  Suite 120 1st Floor
      • Career and Professional Development | Von Der Ahe Building 135
      • Alumni Center | Von Der Ahe Building

    3 - 4:30 p.m. Student-Athlete Parents Reception
    Lions Athletic Center

    Join LMU Athletics and Athletic Director Craig Pintens for a family weekend student-athlete parent social. Light refreshments provided.

    4:30 - 6 p.m. Dean's Receptions

    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.

    • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts | William H. Hannon Library, Von Der Ahe Family Suite (3rd Floor)
    • College of Business Administration | Hilton Center for Business, Auditorium 100
    • College of Communication and Fine Arts | Burns Arts Complex. Murphy Recital Hall
    • Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering | Life Sciences Building, Auditorium 120
    • School of Film and Television | Communication Arts Building, Film Soundstage

    6 - 8 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
    Malone Student Center, The Hill (4th Floor)

    Join LMU Jewish Life and fellow families for a festive, kosher-style dinner.

    6:30 - 8 p.m. The LMU Society Reception
    University Hall, Roski Dining Hall

    Families who support LMU with an annual gift at The LMU Society giving level ($1,000+) are invited to a special reception.  If you would like to learn about becoming a member of The LMU Society, please contact Vanessa Arredondo at vanessa.arredondo@lmu.edu.

    8 p.m. LMU's Best Dance Crew
    Burns Recreation Center, Burns Back Court

    Join Mane Entertainment and LMU's three dance crews for a night of exciting and captivating dance. Doors will open at 8 pm, so get your seat before the lights go down and students take the stage at 8:30 pm.

  • 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check In and Onsite Registration
    Collins Center

    Satellite Check In available at 4:00 p.m. in front of Gersten Pavilion on Saturday, February 29.

    8 - 9 a.m. Morning Yoga
    The Bird Nest (on the Bluff, northeast of Sacred Heart Chapel)

    Start your morning off right! In this easy yoga class you will be able to stretch and relax to prepare for the day's events. As a special treat, this class will be led by Claire Brown, mother of an LMU alumnus! All levels are welcome. We offer many modifications so yoga is accessible for everyone. Please note: space is limited.

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast with Ethnic and Intercultural Services
    Regents Grass

    Join Ethnic and Intercultural Services for breakfast before President Snyder's Welcome Remarks. The program features performances by student dance groups and dialogue with students who serve as Intercultural Facilitators.

    10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Little Cubs Day
    Sunken Garden (in front of Sacred Heart Chapel)

    This taste of college life includes a continental breakfast and activities aimed for current LMU students and their younger siblings. Lion Cubs must be at least 6 years of age and registered to attend with their LMU Big Sib Lion.

    10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks from President Timothy Law Snyder
    Sacred Heart Chapel

    Introduction by Dr. Lane Bove, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs

    11:30 - 2 p.m. LMU Explorations

    Please select from the engaging and interactive options below.

    LMU 101: A History | Von Der Ahe Building 190
    Join Fr. Randall Roche, S.J., Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, for a historical look at how Loyola Marymount University came to be.

    Student Housing Tours | Meet at Student Housing Area Offices

    The Bluff: Tongva Memorial, Osprey Nest Pole, Labyrinth in the Garden of Slow Time | Meet at Osprey Nest on the Bluff
    LMU honors sacred and graceful spaces, as well as the natural habitat around us. Please take a self-guided tour of the Bluff to learn about the land we occupy.

    Places You've Never Been Tour | The Jesuit Community (between the Hilton Center for Business and Xavier Hall)
    Senior Families Only! Take an exclusive tour of the beautiful residence of The Society of Jesus by Fr. Michael Braden, S.J., Assistant Superior of the LMU Jesuit Community.  Tours will depart at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please note: if you are attending the Senior Sip, please attend the 11:30 p.m. tour.

    12:30 - 2 p.m. Senior Sip
    University Hall, Roski Dining Hall

    Families of senior students are invited to come together for a cocktail tasting! Enjoy sampling from Taffer's Mixologist paired with light bites. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. This is a separately ticketed event.

    2 - 4 p.m. LMU Game Day Experience
    Lawton Plaza

    This student-style tailgate includes some of LA's most popular food trucks, interactive games, drumline, spirit squad, Iggy the Lion, a cash bar and more! Please note: Family Weekend registration fee does not include food truck meals. Food must be purchased onsite directly from vendors.

    4 - 5 p.m. This is Hank's House
    Lions Athletic Center (south of Gersten Pavilion)

    LMU will honor the late basketball great Hank Gathers – who led the nation in scoring and rebounding during his junior year as an LMU Lion- by constructing a statue in his likeness. Join us for the unveiling of this touching tribute to a college basketball legend.

    5 - 7 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. USF
    Gersten Pavilion

    Cheer your hearts out from the student section as our LMU Lions take on the USF Dons. Don't forget to wear your game day t-shirt, included in your registration fee!

    8 p.m. Open Mic Night
    Malone Student Center, The Living Room (1st floor next to The Lion's Den Coffee Shop)

    Mane Entertainment invites parents and families to enjoy the versatile talents of our students and to get on stage themselves to perform alongside their talented students. There will be a surprise performance from a well-known special guest that you don't want to miss! Sign-ups begin at 7:30 pm; performances begin at 8 pm.

  • 7 - 7:45 a.m. Family Weekend F45 Training Class
    Burns Recreation Center

    Functional 45 Training (F45) is a team-based, functional training program that combines elements of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, and Functional Training. We invite families to try this special class offered only to Family Weekend attendees! Please note: space is limited.

    8:30 - 10 a.m. Farewell Breakfast
    Sculpture Garden

    Join us as we begin to say farewell to the new friends we've made at LMU throughout the weekend!

    10 - 11 a.m. Family Weekend Mass
    Sacred Heart Chapel

    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lion Family Service Project
    Von Der Ahe Building, Welcome Center

    Join the Center for Service and Action for a service opportunity to create hygiene kits to be distributed to homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles.

    12:30 - 2 p.m. Legacy Lunch
    Malone Student Center, The Hill (4th Floor)

    Does your Lion have a sibling, parent, or grandparent who attended LMU? The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement invites you to enjoy lunch and a pinning ceremony with fellow legacy families and members of the Jesuit Community.

    1- 6 p.m. LMU Dance Marathon
    Burns Recreation Center, Burns Back Court

    Loyola Marymount University Dance Marathon is proud to support the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation through a 6-hour dance marathon for the entire community. The 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. There will be an array of fun activities, music, food, and much more! This is a separately ticketed event.