Orientation is the foundation for your experience at Saint Mary's College! 

First-Year Student Orientation

As a result of State and County guidelines regarding social distancing, we will not be hosting in-person orientations this June.  Because orientation is the foundation of your Saint Mary's experience, we will be offering a series of the webinar during the week of June 22-26, 2020.  During these sessions, you will get the opportunity to hear about important academic information, resources for student success, and learn about campus services and programs.

Register for New Student Orientation

June Orientation Webinars

June 22, 2020

10-11am - Welcome to Your Orientation!  Special presentation by Student Engagement & Academic Success, including the High Potential Program

1-2:30pm - Meet YOUR Success Coaching Team

June 23, 2020 - Academic Affairs

10-11:30am - Introduction to Academics

1-2:30pm - Academic Discovery Fair

2:30-3:15pm - Virtual Advising:  Your Fall Course Schedule

June 24, 2020 - Wellness Wednesday

10-11am - Be Well to Learn Well in the Time of COVID-19

1-2pm - Look Who's Coming to College*

3-4pm - Gaels Staying Well

*For parents, guardians and families

June 25, 2020 - The Gael Experience: Living on Campus & the Gael Community

10-11am - The Gael Way - Your Home Away From Home:  Learning the Nuts and Bolts 

1-2pm - The Gael Way - Getting Connected and Getting Involved

3-4pm - The Gael Way - Campus Safety and Services

June 26, 2020 - Financing Your Four Years

10-11am - Financial Aid and the Business Office

After registering for orientation, you will receive a reminder with the log in information a few days before June 22, 2020.


Guest Program

The continued involvement of parents and family members is crucial to the success of college students. Family members may attend the webinars with their students.

Se ofrecerán seminarios virtuales en español en las siguientes fechas: 

Miércoles, Junio 24, 4-5:30pm - ¡Bienvenidos a la Universidad!

Sábado, Junio 27, 1-2:30pm - Financciar Los Cuatro Años

Miércoles, Julio 1, 4-5:30pm - Experiencia Académica

Haga clic aquí para registrarse en orientación en español.

Remember to have available:

  • Saint Mary's Student ID number
  • SMC username (example: abc3@stmarys-ca.edu) and password. Can't find yours? Call IT Services at (925) 631-4266 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., PST)

Registration is only available to those students who have paid a deposit and received their Saint Mary's username and password.