Transfer student orientation

Welcome new transfer students!

  • Fall transfer Incipio orientation: Aug, 20, 2015, 5-8 p.m. in Norman Worthington Conference Center (for students starting classes in Fall 2015)

What is Incipio?

Latin fro "to began or become," Incipio is your key to a successful transition to life at Saint Martin's. You will gain knowledge about campus resources as well as make connections with staff, faculty, and students who are here to help!

Who Should Attend?

All new transfer students are required to attend Transfer Incipio orientation. Family member and supporters of students are welcomed and encouraged to attend as well.

About the enrollment completion process

The enrollment completion process requires fulfillment of the following five distinct steps. Steps one, two, and three MUST be completed in order.

Step one – enrollment deposit

Complete the enrollment deposit form and make your online payment ($200).

(One page.)

Step two – housing options, application and deposit

Complete the housing application/contract, roommate preference and deposit forms and make your online payment ($200). Or, if you will be living off-campus, complete the housing exemption request form.

Act now to ensure housing is available! If you are submitting an exemption request, make sure you do this as soon as possible. Either an exemption request or a housing application must be received for students to be eligible to register for classes.

(Two or six pages, depending on residency option selected.)

Step three – orientation

Saint Martin’s University hosts a two-part orientation program for first-year students. Students register for one of three advising and registration programs in July and then attend a three-day Incipio Fall Orientation program in August before classes begin. Students who are unable to attend one of the advising and registration session should register for alternative advising in order to make arrangements to register for classes. By registering for an advising and registration or alternative advising session, students are automatically signed up for the Incipio fall orientation program.

Transfer students are assigned an advisor through the Office of Admissions in order to register for classes. A half-day Incipio transfer orientation is available for students in which they will learn about campus resources, financial services, and keys to success at SMU.

(One page.)

Step four – Health Center intake form

Download and complete the Health Center intake and immunization form. (As doctor’s signatures are required, this is a downloadable PDF form and may be completed at a later date. Adobe Acrobat required.)

Health forms should be mailed directly to the Student Health Center at: 5000 Abbey Way SE, Burton Hall Room 102, Lacey, Washington 98503. If you have questions, please contact the Student Health Center by phone at 360-412-6160 or by email at

(Four-page PDF.)

Step five – student email (one page)

Your student email account will be the mechanism for official university email communication.

Set up your account before you attend advising and registration.

(One page.)