New student orientation and success programs

Students beginning in fall 2014 attend both Advising & Registration and Fall Incipio

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Mark your calendars for the following events:

  • Advising and registration:
    Students attend one session-
    July 10-11*, July 17-18, or July 24-25, 2014
  • Fall Incipio:
    All first year students attend- August 22-24, 2014

  • *7/10-7/11 for BRIDGE students and recruited student athletes only.


First-Year programs for success: The below are optional programs designed to enhance student success as they transition to SMU. Students are encouraged to choose a program that fits their interest area for a transformational experience.

What is advising and registration (A&R)?
A&R combines math and English placement tests, one on one advising, and registering for classes into an exciting two-day program. You will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff while also getting to enjoy events such as laser tag and an ice cream social with other new students. Since you have the option of spending the night on campus, be sure to bring bedding for a twin bed or sleeping bag, pillow, a towel, and toiletries.

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 lunch at the SMU President's house, a day of service, Coffee House music night, and much more!

Who should attend?
Every new student participates in the orientation programs. Family members and supporters of students are welcome and encouraged to attend events planned specifically to help connect them to the SMU community.

What is AHANA Orientation?
Transitioning into college can present many challenges. 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.

For further information and registration, click here. Student participant who will be living on campus will move in on August 19, 2-5 p.m., prior to the orientation.

What is Leap-In Leadership Camp?
Leap-In Leadership Camp is a two-day adventure for 25 incoming first-year SMU students at Camp Arnold in Eatonville, WA. Participants will enjoy challenging outdoor exercises, team-building activities, and opportunities to learn about the Benedictine Leadership Program (BLP) at Saint Martin's University. Click here for more information and to register!

Student participant who will be living on campus will move in on August 19, 2-5 p.m., prior to their departure.