Welcome to the Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Public Health’s (SPH) orientation page. We are so happy that you chose us to be a part of your academic journey. Throughout Orientation, you will learn about the culture and community at LLU. This orientation process is for you to meet your advisers and staff, who are here to support you throughout your academic journey. Here you will find tools and resources to help you transition to SPH.

Welcome new students!

Complete the Orientation Process

All academic forms are typically submitted to the Academic Programs Office. Please allow sufficient processing time as there are several layers of approval; beginning with the student sign-off, then program approval, School approval, and lastly University Records.

Sign the Student Orientation Acknowledgement Form and review the Student Handbook.

Orientation Acknowledgement

Please fill out the Orientation Acknowledgement form and email it to Debbie Paley at sphacademicaffairs@llu.edu.

Student Handbook

Please read and review the student handbook.

Tools & Resources

Email, Student ID, & MFA

Find how to access your email, student ID, and set up your multi-factor authentication.


Banner is where students can access all of their personal account information for both academics and finance. 


Canvas is an online course platform. All SPH courses, communities, such as field practicum, culminating experiences, and more are housed in Canvas.


Adorée Hatton is your Library Liason, see how she can help you access the millions of resources available to you through the LLU Library.

LLU OnTrack

LLU onTrack tracks your degree progress and includes your academic program plan.


ZOOM is an LLU supported and licensed application for conducting online meetings and presentations.

SPH Life

Student Life

Student Health

Students enrolled in on-campus programs will see immunization holds on their Registration Portal. Visit the Student Health Service website for instructions on how to clear these holds.

Student Health Service 


Students are required to attend chapel if enrolled in courses that begin before 3 p.m. on days where there is chapel. Chapel meets on Wednesdays. The second week of the quarter is “Week of Renewal” where chapel will meet Monday through Friday that week. Check email for altered morning schedule to accommodate chapel. ID badges are required to record chapel attendance​. If you have any further questions, contact Debbie Paley at dpaley@llu.edu.



  • Everyone must register their car in the parking system. Not registering your car will not get you out of parking tickets.
  • Access the online parking system to register your car.​
  • It will take up to 10 days to update your account with your approved parking areas.
  • ID badges are required to register.


Student Housing

Loma Linda University offers residential housing for students in Lindsay Hall and Daniells Residence Complex.

  • Lindsay Hall (Female residents, Traditional Dormitory Living)
  • Daniels Hall (Male & 36 Female residents, Apartment Living)

Student Housing 

Academic Life

Registration Dates

Registration without a late fee is from August 8 to September 22, 2022. A late registration fee of $200 will be added if you register between the dates of September 23 to October 3, 2022. Visit the registrartion date webpage for more information.

Registration Dates 

During registration you should...

  • Clear registration holds prior to registration
  • Check your inbox for multiple emails that will be sent out regarding registration
  • Note registration late fee dates

Registration & Records FAQ

For more information about Independent Study Plans and Load Validation Information, visit https://home.llu.edu/academics/registrar-records/registrar-records-faq.

Course Withdrawal Deadlines

To view Course Withdrawal Deadlines, visit the Course Schedule webpage and click on "important dates" for a specific course.

You can click on the course registration number (CRN) to find term dates​, withdrawal dates, and refund dates.

Additional resources

Academic Forms


Academic Calendar

Financial Life


You may contact Marina Bravo (mbravo@llu.edu)​ at the School of Public Health Finance Office for:

  • Payment Plans​
  • Assistance with financial clearance​
  • Any other questions regarding finance


FAFSA applications are available October 1. Students are recommended to submit their FAFSA application four weeks prior to registration. If you have any questions, please contact your LLU SPH financial aid advisor at (909) 558-4509.


Students are encouraged to submit the School Scholarship Application during the Fall term of each year in the program. The criteria for eligibility varies. For a comprehensive list of awards and scholarships in School of Public Health, please visit pages 284-287 of the Student Handbook. NOTE: Determination of the amount of scholarship and award dollars at LLU is influenced by FAFSA data. Some students may be eligible to receive only a portion of their scholarship award. Please contact your financial aid advisor if you have any questions.

If you have any further questions about awards and scholarships at SPH, visit https://publichealth.llu.edu/finances-0.

For more information about Financial Life, visit LLU's Financial Life page at https://home.llu.edu/campus-and-spiritual-life/student-services/financial-life!

Student Support

Student Success Office

Student Success Office

The SPH Student Success Office (SSO) serves all students by helping them to fulfill the requirements of their Degree Compliance Reports and graduate on time.
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IT Support

IT Support

IT Support is there to assist students with any technical requirements they may have.
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Practicum Office

Practicum Office

The practicum is a supervised work experience for emerging public health professionals in either the Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. You'll learn about the practicum experience, potential careers opportunities, selecting your practicum site and more.
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Students Smiling together on Campus

Student Services

You will likely need access to the Student Services website several times per quarter. This page is a resource for all LLU students. It is the home of Student Life, Academic Life, and Financial Life. ​
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