For International Students

Studying in Los Angeles is an exciting opportunity to experience the diversity of the region – from the people and cuisine, to the culture, entertainment, and natural beauty of Southern California.

While Loyola Marymount is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, it is still part of the second largest city in the country. As with any big metropolis, it is wise to stay aware of your surroundings and follow common safety guidelines.

Below is a general checklist to help you make the most of your time in LA, and ensure that your experience at LMU is a safe and enriching one.

  • Review our general safety tips for living in the U.S.
  • Make sure you know how to respond in the unlikely event of a natural disaster. Remember, California's natural disasters may differ from those in your home country.
  • You must sign up for LMU Alert, the university's emergency notification system, before you can register for classes. 
  • Download Rave Guardian in the Apple or Google Play store if you haven't yet. LMU's official campus safety app lets you discreetly text Public Safety to report issues, utilize the "Watch Me Walk" feature to get home safely, and more. 
  • Did you know? Public Safety is also responsible for bike registrations, the campus lost and found, and more. Check out the full list of what we do.

For questions and more information, the Office for International Students and Scholars.