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Regional Parent Receptions

In an effort to continue to foster the friendships made, we invite LMU parents to attend events in their local areas throughout the fall and spring semesters. Identifying local venues to attract attendees, volunteers host parent networking events in their home towns. Fall Coffee and Conversation meet-ups will be hosted, as well as Spring Mixers.

Lion Family Weekend

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

Preview Day 

In mid-April, admitted students are invited back to campus one last time before deciding where to go to school in the upcoming year. Students again have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students, as well as sit in on presentations about each of the academic programs offered at LMU. By welcoming the prospective freshman parents and participating on a question and answer panel our Parent volunteers truly add a special perspective to the day’s activities.

Freshman and Parent Orientations

August Orientation is designed to help students transition to campus life and welcome families into the LMU community. 

Lion Family Send-Offs (Weekends throughout July and August)

LMU families around the country host send-off receptions in their hometowns to celebrate incoming LMU students. Send-off receptions help connect new students, their families and friends to other local LMU families. On occasion, members of LMU's staff or administration attend the receptions to greet and welcome the new students and their families.

Welcome Weekend 


After parents move their students into the residence halls on move-in day, they can take a break and give their students some time to unpack, settle in, and meet their roommates and neighbors. Members of the Parent Council and Parent Ambassadors support this event by answering last-minute questions at the Parents Table during the information fair.

Parent Council

The LMU Parent Council advances the University's Mission by working with the Office of Annual Giving and Parent Programs & Parent Giving to increase awareness of and support for the Parents Fund. The Council promotes communication with current parents and parent participation in events, programs and fundraising activities for LMU.

For more information on any of these events or to get involved please contact:

The Office of Parent Programs and Parent Giving
310.258.4348
parents@lmu.edu