Admitted Student Events

You filled out the application, you wrote the essays, then you received a well-deserved acceptance letter, so what's next?

In addition to daily campus tours and class visits, you can preview your Gael experience by participating in a special day, overnight program or reception for admitted students.

Peforming Arts Audition Weekend

Saturday January 21, 2017

12th night






Audition and interview with faculty for one of our departmental scholarships in Dance, Music, Technical Theatre or Theatre Peformance. For more information, please visit our Peforming Arts website.

Please note that a seperate application is required to participate and they are only available to first-year Freshmen.

Scholarship Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017

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Scholarship Saturday offers the opportunity for select students to attend campus and interview for departmental scholarships. There will also be other optional activities that visiting students may participate in. For more information, please visit our scholarships site or contact us at

Please note that this event is by invitation only.

Night-n-Gael: Admitted Student Overnights

Tuesday  April 4 - Wednesday  April 5, 2017

Class of 2020 Orientation





This two-day program allows first-year freshmen to spend the night in the residence halls (don't forget a sleeping bag!), sit in classes, visit laboratories, sample the cuisine in Oliver Hall, participate in intramural sports and more. The best part? You'll be hosted by a current Gael for the evening!

Registration for the April Night-n-Gael event is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the event, please email

Saturday at Saint Mary's

Saturday April 1, 2017

 BBQ in quad






Families and students that are not able to visit with us during the week are encouraged to attend Saturday at Saint Mary's. We host a variety of workshops that introduce you to our academic departments and student life offices. You can tour our residence halls and take part in campus activities as you prepare to take your next steps as a Gael.

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Cultural Receptions

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Come join us to celebrate our culturally rich communities on campus. You'll get a chance to meet the students, faculty and staff that celebrate our respective heritages within the Saint Mary's family.

African American Admitted Student Reception

Date: Thursday March 30, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Chabot Space and Science Center - 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619


Filipino and Latino Admitted Student Reception

Date: Saturday April 1, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Mary's College - Dryden Hall

*Please note that this reception is a part of our Saturday at Saint Mary's event.


Transfer Gael Experience

Thursday, April 20

Seminar 2016






Exclusively for admitted transfer students. Come to campus and be a Gael for the day. Experience a collegiate seminar class, visit with current and future transfer students, learn about study abroad opportunities, and get questions answered about transfer of credits, and financial aid. 

register today!

Regional Admitted Student Receptions







Do you reside in Southern California? Oregon? Texas? Colorado? Don't worry, we bring the Gael spirit to you with our regional receptions. Current students, parents, faculty and staff will be on hand to talk about your academic interests, campus community, and much more.

Northwest Admitted Student Reception

Date: Saturday February 11, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: The Hotel Monaco - 506 SW Washington Street, Portland OR 97204


Denver Alumni and Admitted Student Reception

Date: Sunday February 19, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Metro Frame Works - 5310 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge CO  80212


Los Angeles Area Admitted Student Reception

Date: Saturday March 18th, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Jill Joy Gallery - 456 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90036


Orange County Area Admitted Student Reception

Date: Sunday March 19th, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: The Ocean Institute - 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point CA 92629


Seattle Area Admitted Student Reception

Date: Saturday April 22nd, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Third Place Commons, Stadler Room

17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155