New Student Experience at SMC
It’s great to be a Gael.
To all new members of our Gael community: welcome. We’re glad you’re here and want you to succeed at Saint Mary’s, which is why we provide a multitude of resources that set a strong foundation for your college years and, ultimately, your career..
New student Orientation
All new students are required to attend orientation to help you successfully transition into the Saint Mary’s community. You’ll get lots of helpful information from faculty, staff, and current students, and become better acquainted with the campus.
First Year Experience
Your first year at Saint Mary’s is when you’ll lay a strong foundation for your academic and personal success—which is why you’ll find a holistic system of support from everyone in the Gael community.
First Year | First Six
Our signature first year experience program, First Year | First Six, helps you get engaged with campus events so you can start forming your own community right away.
Admitted Undergrad Students
You’re in, and we can’t waitfor you to get started. To officially become a Gael, there are some next steps you’ll need to complete, which you can learn all about on our Admitted Students page.
Office of New Student & Family Programs
We know college is a big step for students and their families. Our Office of New Student & Family Programs helps make sure parents and family members are involved in your college journey every step of the way.