Parent Schedule Your introduction to life at SMU Starting college is a very exciting time and New Student Orientation & Registration (NSOR) will help you understand what it means to be a Cardinal. At NSOR, you will learn about the many opportunities to get involved on campus, and the many resources that will help you succeed at SMU. At New Student Orientation & Registration, you will: Learn about resources available to you as a Saint Mary’s student Recognize the college’s academic expectations Understand what it means to be a part of the Cardinal community Meet other new students, faculty and staff who will soon know you by name Register for NSOR 2014 Dates Friday, August 1 Friday, August 22 (late confirmations, transfers and students coming from a distance, no overnight accomodations for families) What you'll be doing at NSOR 7:45 am Mass (optional), Saint Thomas More Chapel 8–9:30 am NSOR Check-In, Hall of Fame Room Continental Breakfast Available ID Photos, Room B Take your ID Photo for your new SMU Student ID! Family Photos, SMU Plaza 9:45–10:30 am Welcome & Life on Campus Skit, Page Theatre Welcome to the SMU community! You will be informed of what to expect today, as well as what's to come in the next four years. The Orientation Leaders also have a surprise in store for you! 10:30–11 am Academic Success at SMU, Page Theatre Learn tips to help you navigate through the first–year academic challenges, course selection, academic observations, and the academic advising process. Also learn about the Living Learning Communities. There will be an opportunity for questions. 11:15 am–12:15 pm Lunch, Toner Center Dining Room Enjoy an SMU lunch provided by Chartwells, SMU's food service. Groups 1–5 and their families/guests will eat lunch from 11:15–11:45 am and attend the Resource Fair from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm. Groups 6–10 and their families/guests will attend the Resource Fair from 11:15–11:45 am and eat lunch from 11:45 am–12:15 pm. 11:15 am–12:15 pm Resource Fair, Toner Center Lounge Essential offices and departments will be available for students and families to get questions answered and to learn more about resources available on campus. 12:20–2:25 pm Current Parent & Student Panel, Figliulo Recital Hall Hear what parents of current SMU students and current SMU students have to say about their experiences as part of the SMU community. Come with questions for both parents and students. Last names A–M attend Current Parent & Student Panel from 12:20–1:20 pm and Student Life at SMU from 1:25–2:25 pm Last names N–Z attend Student Life at SMU from 12:20–1:20 pm and the Current Parent & Student Panel from 1:25–2:25pm 12:20–2:25 pm Student Life at SMU, Page Theatre The Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students, and the Assistant Director of Residence Life share the highlights and opportunities of Student Life at SMU. 2:30–2:55 pm Dear New Student, I Miss You!, Figliulo Recital Hall/Ben Miller Lobby/Page Theatre Take time to write a letter to your new student after your latest session. Students will receive these letters during their first week of classes at SMU. 3:00–5:05 pm Pick Your Sessions, Saint Mary's Hall Choose any three sessions (35 minutes each): 3:00–3:35pm Campus Tour, Meet on 1st floor, Saint Mary's Hall Career Services/Internships, Saint Mary's 200 Health & Safety, Saint Mary's 215 Disability Services, Saint Mary's 204 Financial Aid and Business Office (required for all parents), Salvi - Saint Mary's 332 3:45–4:20 pm Athletics, Common Room 3rd Floor Saint Mary's Campus Ministry, Saint Mary's 200 Financial Aid and Business Office (required for all parents), Salvi - Saint Mary's 332 4:30–5:05 pm Campus Tour, Meet on 1st floor, Saint Mary's Hall Academic Skills Center/Library, Saint Mary's 200 Financial Aid and Business Office (required for all parents), Salvi - Saint Mary's 332 5 pm Check-Out, Saint Mary's Hall Turn in all of your NSOR paperwork and get your brand new Cardinal Pride T–shirt! Please fill out your evaluation forms, we want to see how you enjoyed your day!