Access to Campus

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private University, and its campus is considered private property.  Outlined below contains information for the University’s Violence-Free Campus Policy, Entering the University, and Parking Information.


The main public entrance to the University is called the Lincoln Blvd Entrance, located at 1 LMU Dr, Los Angeles CA 90045.  There is a secondary private entrance called the Loyola Blvd Entrance, located at 7900 Loyola Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045. See the Campus Entrances Map for clarification.

**SUMMER 2017**

Due to a lane closure, please use the following driving directions for entering campus from the main LMU Drive entrance, using the northbound right-turn lanes off of Lincoln Blvd.

From the 405: Exit at Howard Hughes Parkway. Turn left to head south on Sepulveda Blvd. and turn right to head west on Manchester Blvd. Turn right to head north on Lincoln Blvd. and then turn right on LMU Drive to enter campus. 

Lincoln Blvd Entrance (“Leavey Gate” or “Main Entrance”)

The Lincoln Blvd Entrance opens from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and visitors.  From 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., a valid LMU OneCard is required to access the entrance.  Visitors are required to check-in with the DPS Officer at the gate before they are allowed to enter the University.

Loyola Blvd Entrance (“Burns Gate” or “Back Gate”)

The Loyola Blvd entrance is a private entrance open only to those who have a valid LMU OneCard and/or a valid LMU Parking Permit. 

The Loyola Blvd entrance is available for entry from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. From 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., the Loyola Blvd entrance is closed, and traffic will be directed to the Lincoln Blvd Entrance.

The Loyola Blvd entrance employs the use of a hybrid Gate Cardreader that can be activated by a University OneCard, and a License Plate Recognition (LPR) System that reads vehicle license plates to check for valid parking permit on-file.  The LPR System has the ability to automatically open the Entrance Gate for individuals who have a valid parking permit to their vehicle license plate. Individuals who hold a valid University OneCard will be able to present their card to the reader to open the gate in the event the LPR System cannot read a vehicle plate.

Visitors attempting to enter through the back gate will be redirected to enter via Lincoln Blvd.


In the event the LPR System does not open the gate automatically for those who have registered their vehicle license plates to a valid parking permit, a form is available to advise the Department of Public Safety and Department of Parking & Transportation (DPT). 

Some tips to avoid disruption to your entrance include:

  • Ensure you have a valid Parking Permit on file; and,
  • Ensure you have registered your vehicle license plates to DPT; and,
  • Ensure that there are no obstructions or “plate boarders” surrounding the license plate.

Having trouble entering campus? Fill out our easy form by clicking or tapping here: Loyola Blvd Entrance Trouble Form


For information on parking on campus, please visit the Department of Parking & Transportation by clicking or tapping here: LMU DPT



The University adopts a Violence-Free Campus Policy.

“The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the rest of the community, is charged with maintaining a safe and secure campus environment so that students, faculty, staff and visitors are able to pursue their education, work and other activities in a safe, non-threatening environment. 

Violence, threats or implied threats of violence and intimidation (including verbal, written, electronic or physical acts intended to frighten or coerce) impede the goal of providing a safe environment. All students, faculty, staff and visitors are covered by this policy as well as any other policies contained in the LMU Community Standards booklet.”

The complete Policy can be found by clicking or tapping here: Violence-Free Policy