New student orientation and success programs
Students beginning in fall 2015 attend both Advising and
Registration (A&R) and fall Incipio orientation
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Mark your calendars for the following events:
- Advising and Registration
First-year students must attend one session:
July 9-10*, July 16-17, or July 23-24, 2015
Please Note: Registration for 2015 Advising and Registration is now
closed. If you hope to attend the last session this week and have
not yet registered, please contact our office at 360-438-4299.
- Fall Incipio orientation
All first year students must attend - August 21-23, 2015 For a
detailed schedule, visit the
page and click on 'fall new student Incipio'.
For information about transfer student orientation and to register, visit the
transfer student page.
- Alternative advising
Offered for students who cannot attend one of the three Advising and
Registration sessions. You can call Diane Rodriguez at
360-486-8859 to schedule an alternative advising appointment.
*7/9-7/10 College Achievement program (CAP) and recruited
student athletes should attend this session.
What is Advising and Registration (A&R)
A&R combines math and English placement tests, one-on-one academic advising and class registration into an exciting
You will have the opportunity to connect with faculty
and staff while also getting to enjoy events activities with other
All students (including commuters students) are strongly
encouraged to stay the night on campus, so be sure to bring:
- Bedding for
a twin bed or sleeping bag
- A towel
- Closed-toe shoes
- Comfortable clothing
Who should attend A&R?
Every new student is strongly encouraged to attend an
A&R session in order to register for
classes and participate in placement testing.
Parents and families of
students are welcome and encouraged to attend events planned
specifically to help connect them to the Saint Martin's community. There will be
several opportunities for parents and families to ask questions and
engage with the campus community.
What is alternative advising?
If you are unable to attend one of the Advising and
Registration sessions, alternative advising options may
be requested. Requests for alternative advising will be
reviewed and students will be notified of the decision
shortly thereafter. Approved students will be then
contacted by Diane Rodriguez, director of advising,
beginning in early July.
If you have specific
questions about math/English placement, please contact
Diane Rodriguez at 360-486-8859.
What is Incipio?
Latin for "to begin or become," Incipio is your key to success at
Saint Martin's. Incipio is a four-day orientation program designed to fit your
needs as a first-year student. The schedule is full of information and fun
including a New Student Convocation for students and families followed by a
family farewell BBQ lunch at President Heynderickx's house, a day of service,
Coffee House music night, and much more!
AHANA Connections introduces students of color to Saint Martin's University's campus and creates a network of friends and community. The program enhances the first-year experience of students of color by encouraging relationships and involvement across campus.
View additional information on AHANA Connections.