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


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On-island orientation

Orientation will take place at Mid Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

  • Students check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the orientation session will end around 5 p.m..
  • Guests/families will check-in at 2 p.m. and the orientation session will end around 5 p.m..

Register for on-island registration

Schedules will by posted by the end of May.

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 July.

Register for transfer orientation

Student visiting with academic advisor.

First-year student orientation

Prior to registering for classes, all newly admitted first-year students are required to attend one of the summer orientation sessions held in August.

Register for first-year orientation

Students meeting each other for the first time

Incipio & welcome weekend

Incipio 2019 orientation (mandatory for all first-year students, but welcome to all new students) will be August 23-25 -- so save the date!!

Incipio orientation is a weekend-long orientation for all first-year students held the weekend before school begins. Move into your new room, meet new friends, join us for rootbeer floats and explore Olympia while you familiarize yourself with your new community and friends!

The guide to SMU sainthood

The guide to SMU sainthood

We have created a guide with every incoming student in mind. From helpful hints to tips and tricks, there is information for everyone! We are working on updating the guide for the most pertinent 2019-2020 school year information. Check back in June for the most up to date information!

Check out last year's guide

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