On Sunday, October 23rd, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) hosted its annual 2011 Open House @LMU event giving prospective students and parents from all over a chance to explore the “university on the hill”.
The day kicked off with a crowd of people taking a stroll on the LMU mall, which had information tents, assistance from faculty and staff, and catered food.
At noon, LMU President, David W. Burcham, welcomed attendees and briefly pointed out some unknown facts about the university, such as the fact that LMU provides an intensive and interactive learning experience with an 11 to 1 faculty student ratio and average class size of 21 students.
Once Burcham finished his address, the enthusiastic crowd dispersed to engage in a series of activities that included meet and greets with LMU faculty and current students, exhibits, interactive displays, exclusive discussions, and campus tours.
Participants appeared to be delighted by the array of choices, but the most appealing aspect of the event was the opportunity for prospective students to have one-on-one discussions with faculty and staff at the numerous information booths set up in the university’s courts.
These booths were divided by majors and provided applications, information pamphlets, and treats. Participants were allowed to ask detailed questions about the admissions process, degree requirements, and much more.
The colleges represented at the Open House included the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Communication and Fine Arts, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, and the School of Film and Television.
Some of the organizations present included the Air Force ROTC, Student Government, Emergency Medical Technicians, Greek Life, The Learning Community (TLC), and Student Employment Services.
The remainder of the event consisted of interest sessions that offered exclusive information on the Athletics program, Teacher Preparation, Pre-Law, Pre-Med/Pre-Health, Study Abroad, and Transfer Student information.
The event was a success and many people benefited from the informative Open House. Many more schools should follow suit, as this is a very effective way to recruit prospects. The deadline for Fall 2012 admissions is January 15th for regular decision admission.
LMU holds events similar to Open House throughout the school year. Listed below are some of LMU’s upcoming events that are free and open to the public:
-On-Campus Job and Internship Recruiting, Oct. 3 – Nov. 22, Malone Student Center, Suite 201
-Lecture: Jim Jannard, Founder of Oakley and Red Digital Cinema, Oct. 26, 7:15pm, Hilton 100 1 LMU Drive
-Black Scholars Day, Nov. 12, 10am – 3pm, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 100 (Find out more info. about student life at LMU)
-100 Years of Careers: Alumni Panel, Nov. 17, 6pm, University Hall – Roski Dining Hall (Alumni from each college will talk about what they did with their major)
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. According to the website, enrollment includes 5,667 undergraduate, 1,886 graduate and 1,319 law school students. The campus is located in West Los Angeles on a 142-acre bluff-top landscape and was recently included in “The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition” Princeton Review, 2010.