Orientation

The fundamental aspect of a new student's experience at Saint Mary's College of California is Orientation.  All new students, including transfer students, need to register for orientation. Registration opens on April 1, 2022. 

2022 Orientation will take place in person.  During your orientation sessions, our faculty, staff, and current students share information to help you successfully transition into the Saint Mary’s community. Each session provides critical information to help you transition to Saint Mary's, including introducing you to our academic programs, connecting to resources, and learning more about the services available. Students and guests will all become better acquainted with campus resources and have opportunities to discuss the many facets of Saint Mary's life.

 

 

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First-Year New Student Orientation is available for the following dates below.

  • June 15
  • June 18
  • June 23
  • June 25
  • August 24 

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  • August 12 

First-Year Orientation

All new students must participate in an orientation session. During this one-day orientation session students and their family members meet with faculty, staff, and current students who share information and experiences about how to successfully transition into the Saint Mary’s community.

Cost: $300 - automatically applied to student account

ORIENTATION REGISTRATION

First-Year Student Orientation Options:

  • June 15
  • June 18
  • June 23
  • June 25
  • August 24

Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer students will have a session tailored specifically for you. Sessions will cover your degree audit, how to create an academic plan, and answer your questions. Faculty, staff, and current transfer students will be available to share opportunities for involvement as continuing students at Saint Mary’s.  You are invited to spend a few hours on campus to meet other transfer students, learn about your academic journey and see where Saint Mary's students live, work and play.

Cost: $300 - automatically applied to student account

ORIENTATION REGISTRATION

Transfer Student Orientation

  • August 12, 2022

 

International Student Orientation

In addition to attending a First-Year or Transfer Student orientation, all international students are required to attend the International Student Orientation. Workshops offered during this special orientation will assist with your transition to new surroundings and a new culture.

The International Student Orientation makes your transition to the United States easier. Through interactive workshops and presentations, you will be introduced to concepts of intercultural communication and immigration concepts to build a strong foundation to help you settle into your new life at Saint Mary’s. During orientation, you will be involved in activities to help you learn about life as an international student at Saint Mary's. You'll also learn about the F-1 student visa, how to maintain your status, as well as how to work in the US.

Cost: $300

For more information regarding International Student Orientation, visit the Center for International Programs.

 

 

All students are charged a one-time $300 Orientation fee applied directly to their student account which covers costs associated with Orientation, administrative needs, materials, and staffing.