Opportunities for Involvement
Preview Day (April 14, 2013)
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 Orientations (June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 & 20, 2013)
During the two-day orientation sessions that take place in June, the Parent Council hosts a wine and cheese reception in the late afternoons as a way to meet and mingle with new parents. Following the reception, parents and students will be invited to an on campus dinner to offer parents further opportunities to meet and visit with the newest members of the LMU community.
Freshman Family Send-Offs (weekends throughout August)
Our send-off celebrations, held regionally and hosted by LMU families, are a great way to gather freshmen and their families. It's a chance to meet other families, share experiences, and find ways to continue to stay connected with your new LMU friends.
Welcome Weekend (August 24-25, 2013)
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 or by serving on a panel during one of the general sessions.
Regional Parent Receptions (fall)
In an effort to continue to foster the friendships made, we invite LMU parents and friends to attend events in their local areas throughout the fall semester. Identifying local venues to attract attendees, volunteers host parent networking events in their home towns.
Family Weekend (February 15-17, 2013)
Each February, parents are invited to campus for a weekend of activities and programs, including an NCAA basketball game. A few weeks after classes start in the spring semester, parents are invited to campus to experience some of the educational opportunities, activities, and pageantry of the University. Activities include special workshops for parents, a chance to visit the University's galleries and museums, and the simple pleasure of a wonderful day on campus with your student.
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.
Parent Ambassadors support and advance the University's Mission by working with the Office of Parent Relations/Parents Fund to help provide lines of communication with current parents, offer volunteer opportunities, and encourage parent participation in events, programs, and fundraising activities for Loyola Marymount University.
For more information on any of these events or to get involved please contact Marianna Villa '00, Director of Parent Programs and Parent Giving, 310.338.7037 or firstname.lastname@example.org