Details About Orientation & Move-In Day. 

Dear Incoming Students,

We are eagerly awaiting your arrival in the Fall (less than 6 weeks from today)! Read on to get a sense for what to expect during some of your first moments on campus; specifically, during Move-In and Orientation. 


First-year and transfer students: Move in on Monday, August 22 between 8 AM and 2:30 PM.

This will look a little bit different for International student move-in, first-year students who are arriving early for LA Engage, and athletes on the water polo, soccer, cross-country and women's volleyball teams. Please refer to the linked content for information about these unique move-in dates and times.

Please take time to carefully read the Move-In Guide in its entirety. On Move-In Day, you will enter campus on Bird Road, near the intersection of Campus Road and Ridgeview Avenue (whether you are driving or in an Uber or taxi). Click here to view this intersection on Google Maps. From this point of entrance, follow the signs and arrows to the parking structures around campus. Don't worry, there will be Campus Safety officers and O-Team members to point you in the right direction. 

After you are directed to Check-In, you will stop at the following tables in this order: SLICE, Alumni and Parent Engagement (this step for parents/guardians only), Housing, and finally, Card Services. Once you have completed your visit at Card Services, please return to your car to find your residence hall in order to unload and move into your room. 


Throughout the summer, we have been planning a fantastic Orientation experience for you! We also have an enthusiastic group of dedicated current students—known as O-Team—who cannot wait to meet you. We guarantee a welcoming and smooth transition to our community. 

On the New Student Orientation Page, you can view the full Orientation schedule under the "2022 New Student Orientation Full Schedule" dropdown banner. For 6 days, you will have the opportunity to nurture meaningful connections, build friendships with new peers and gain access to valuable resources and departments on campus! Also, please understand that we will abide by L.A. County health and safety recommendations throughout these days together (including mask wearing when appropriate).

Please remember that all of the Orientation sessions are mandatory. We have scheduled plenty of snack breaks and downtime to rest, but be prepared to engage with us from Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28. Monday, August 29 will be Convocation and the first day of class will be Tuesday, August 30. 

If you have any questions between now and Move-In/Orientation, just send us an email at or and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Io Triumphe!

Marcus A. Rodriguez 
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLICE)

P.S. Student athletes in fall sports should check in at the Card Services office on the day of their arrival. They will receive additional details from their coach regarding their schedules.

Office of Admission
Collins House

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041