Congratulations! We are delighted you have chosen Saint Martin's University to pursue your educational goals. Whether you are arriving on campus as a first-year student or transferring from another school, the orientation team has been hard at work in anticipation of your arrival. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Campus Life by phone at 360-438-4299 or send us an email.


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Incipio & welcome weekend

Incipio orientation (mandatory for all first-year students, but welcome to all new students) is held the weekend before school begins. Move into your new room, meet new friends, join us for root beer floats and explore Olympia while you familiarize yourself with your new community and friends!

Incipio 2018 will be held August 24 to 26.

Save the date and check out the schedule here.

Move-in begins at 8 a.m. on August 24! Check out the information below for a smooth start to your school year.

Check in to housing and orientation by driving through the parking lot (H) behind Parsons Hall (16). At that time, you will be given your key and orientation packet and drop off your boxes at Parsons or Spangler. Our move-in crew can take all of your items up to your room for you. Then, you will park your car and have the morning to unpack before Incipio begins.

Please check in during your scheduled timeframe by last name

  • A to G: 8 to 9 a.m. 
  • H to O: 9 to 10 a.m. 
  • P to Z: 10 to 11 a.m. 
  • Transfer students: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Residents who move in early due to sports and other university sponsored events will be contacted prior to move-in with directions. Please make sure to complete your early arrival request form.

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The guide to SMU sainthood

We created this guide with every incoming student in mind. From helpful hints to tips and tricks, there is information for everyone!

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On-island orientation

On-island orientation was held on Saturday, June 9 in Honolulu, Hawaii at Mid-Pacific Institute. If you attended, we are looking forward to seeing you again on August 24!

Student visiting with academic advisor.

First-year student orientation

First-year summer orientation sessions were held in July. We are so excited to see the Saints that attended again at Incipio!

Student receiving information packet during orientation

Transfer orientation

All newly admitted transfer students are required to attend one of the summer orientation sessions held in August. 

Online registration for first-year summer orientation is now closed. Please contact Campus Life directly by email or call us at 360-438-4299 to learn more about your options. 

Check out the schedules »


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