Programs & Initiatives

LMU Na Kolea Student Dancing

Asian and Pacific students at Loyola Marymount University will have opportunities to grow as individuals who exhibit social responsibility and awareness, an appreciation for diverse communities, and a desire to pursue lifelong learning and development. Through collaborative efforts, both internal and external, APSS will develop programming designed to meet the needs of students. Programs will be assessed on an on-going basis in order to continuously improve our ability to enrich the whole student.

Mid Autumn Festival

This annual program is a harvest festival that celebrates the new moon. This event is celebrated by various Asian cultures. The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts: Gathering, such as family and friends coming together or harvesting crops for festival; Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious union and Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction). This program is coordinated by Han Tao (Chinese Student Organization) and Asian Pacific Student Services.

API Community Dinner

A beginning of the year community dinner that provides an opportunity for students to connect with API organizations, faculty, staff and alumni.

Lunar New Year

A celebration of Lunar New Year that highlights Lion Dance performance, food and activities.

The Studio

A joint program with Center for Asian Business focusing on appreciation and celebration of API film and cinematography.

Asian Pacific Islander Graduation

API Graduation is an LMU tradition that celebrates and recognizes the academic and personal achievements of our Asian Pacific Islander students. API Graduation is open to all graduating LMU students (including undergraduate, graduate/doctoral candidates) completing a degree in the spring, summer or fall term.


For more information on current programs, please visit APSS Leo website