Transfer Student Orientation


Welcome to the Gael Family!

We're so excited to welcome you to the SMC community. As a transfer student, you'll bring unique experiences that enrich our campus and classrooms. Our Transfer Student Orientation is packed with activities to ensure a smooth transition to SMC, including a campus tour, academic advising, resource introductions, and interactive sessions. You'll meet new classmates and friends, and connect with faculty. Don't forget to register—you can even bring up to two guests, as we have special programs for them too. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Orientation Dates & Times



All new transfer students need to register for orientation. Each student is allowed to bring two guests to orientation; we have a program just for them! 

A one-time charge of $300 for orientation will be applied directly to a student's account and covers all costs associated with orientation, administrative costs, materials, and staffing.

Register for Orientation

Thursday, June 20, 20249am- 4pm 
Saturday, June 22, 20249am- 4pmSimultaneous Spanish interpretation for parents and families.
Saturday, June 29, 20249am- 4pm 
Wednesday, August 21, 20249am- 4pm 

See also: Guests and Families

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00 a.m.Check-in Resources Fair, Coffee/Tea

9:00-9:20 a.m.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Saint Mary’s Academic Opportunities

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.

Orientation Leader Welcome

10:15-10:35 a.m.

Gaels with Gaels

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Special Academic Programs, Resources and Support
Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Academic Discovery Fair

1:00-1:45 p.m.Campus Tour
1:45-2:45 p.m.Student Life at SMC
3:15-3:45 p.m.Financing Your Future
3:45 p.m.Wrap Up
4:00 p.m.

Optional Programs:

  • Residence Hall Tour
  • Center for Writing Across the Curriculum Open House
  • Student Disability Services Open House
  • High Potential Program Reception*
  • Honors Kick Off*

*Invitation Only

Contact Us

New Student & Family Programs 
1928 St. Mary's Road, PMB 4238
Moraga, CA 94575

Call at: (925) 631-4647