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Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

Admitted Student Next Steps – Fall Enrollment

As a student admitted for the fall semester, below are your next steps to enroll at Saint Mary's.

It's the best way to see if Saint Mary's is right for you.

Simply Seniors – Overnight Visit
Offered select Sundays Thursdays, throughout the academic year

Simply Seniors Registration

Personalized Visits
Offered select Mondays Fridays, and select Saturdays throughout the academic year

Personalized Visit Registration

Admitted Student Days
Monday, March 26, 2018 – March 26 Registration 
Friday, April 20, 2018 – April 20 Registration

Affordability is a big deal.

Our financial aid officers are ready to answer all your questions about financial aid (they even hold online chats). 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ready to finalize your decision? Let us know your plans! 

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

This link takes you to the Student Portal. You will need your username and password which was sent to you in your acceptance packet and again in your acceptance email. 

Print your Portal Login Instructions (PDF)

You may also choose to send us your non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit as a check via U.S. Mail, along with the confirmation card you received in your acceptance packet.

You're a Cardinal now!

Mark Your Calendar!

2018 Dates:
April 14, June 16 & 18, July 9-20 
Online NSOR is available for students coming from a distance.

Starting college is an exciting time and NSOR will help you understand what it means to be a Cardinal. You will register for your fall semester classes, learn about the many opportunities to get involved on campus and the many resources that will help you succeed at Saint Mary's.

Register for NSOR (Student Portal)

Learn more about NSOR and optional placement exams

Move-in day is Thursday, Aug. 23.

Move in, connect, get involved, and get ready for classes. Thursday, Aug. 23, is the beginning of your new journey!

Parents and family members are encouraged to attend Thursday evening's activities. More information about housing, roommates, and getting connected will be mailed to you in the coming months.

Schedule available Spring 2018.

More About Residence Life

Welcome Week

Schedules for New and Transfer Students

Connections: Arrivals and Departures

10:00-2:00 Move-in
Move into your Residence Hall. Meet your neighbors and Residence Assistants.
Location: Your Residence Hall

11:30-1:30 Lunch Available in Toner Dining Room. Family members can pick up a complimentary meal tickets at the “Connections” tables by each first-year residence hall. Co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Admission, and Alumni Relations.

2:00-3:00 Community Fair
Enjoy a cookie while visiting with on-campus services and community organizations.
Location: Plaza

3:15-4:00 President’s Welcome/Parent Farewell (Required)
Mark your arrival at Saint Mary’s by gathering in the Page Theatre for a welcome from our new President, Father Burns.
Location: Page Theatre

5:00-8:00 Cookout and Outdoor Activities
Enjoy your first campus cookout and get to know other new students while enjoying outdoor fun.
Location: Gazebo

8:30 Hall Meeting (Required for on-campus students)
Meet the staff and learn Residence Life policies (mandatory for on-campus students) 
Location: Your Residence Hall

9:30 Bonfire
Location: TBA

7:30-9:00 am
Breakfast in the Toner Dining Room

8:30-9:45 Placement Testing
Location: Hendrickson Center 17
English, math, and Spanish placement available. Check-in between 8:30-9:00 a.m. to ensure enough time is reserved for testing before Welcome Week activities kick-off at 10:00 a.m.

8:30-3:30 Drop-in Advising and Course Registration
Location: Student Success Center: 70 Griffin Hall
Academic Advisers will be available to meet with you if you have any questions about your schedule or if you would like to make schedule adjustments.

10:00 Orientation Group Meet-up (Required)
Location: Plaza
First-year and Transfer students meet the Orientation Leaders  in the plaza by 10:00. Then walk together to your classroom for a preview of the day.

10:30-11:45 Anchor Course first class sessions. Transfer student meeting. (Required)
Your first Saint Mary's class! Connect with your professors and your classmates and learn what to expect this semester.
Location: See name tag for location

12:00-12:50 Lunch
Location: Toner Cafeteria

12 - 12:50 p.m. - Lasallian Honors Lunch and Program Orientation in Salvi Hall
(Required for Lasallian Honors students)

1:00-1:50 Theme Year/Common Reading Group Discussion (Required)
Form connections as the Dr. Tadie presents followed by small group discussion with your Orientation Leaders
Location: Page Theatre

2:30-6:00 Friday Interest Sessions
Students sign up for an activity of their choice via Connections 2018 Online Orientation (Registration Opens at noon on August 14 and closes at 3:00 pm August 23)
Location and start time: Varies. See event registration.
Attend the Interest Sessions that you signed up for on Online Orientation.  Didn’t sign up for a session?  Meet some of the Orientation Leaders in the plaza for an on-campus activity.

5:00-7:00 Dinner
Location: Toner Dining Room

7:00-8:00 Blake Fly Session (Required)
Blake Fly is a featured Tedx speaker and author of "The Campus Life Guide." Blake will share through stories and music how you can make a difference and have the best experience as a Saint Mary's Cardinal.
Location: Page Theatre

8:30-10:30 First Outdoor Movie
Black Panther
Location: Plaza

7:30-9:00 am Breakfast in the Toner Dining Room

10:00-10:20 Orientation Group Meet-up (Required)
Check in with the Orientation Leaders and first year Residence Assistants to get a preview of the day. 
Location: See name tag for location

10:25-11:05 Academic/Personal Success Sessions with OLs—pick 1 of 3 (Required)
11:10-11:50 Academic/Personal Success Sessions with OLs—pick 1 of 3 (Required)


Time Management
Location: SLC
Bring your class schedule and learn how to balance studies, eating, sleeping, and other activities.  Make a time plan for your first weeks of college.

Study Skills
Location: SLC
Learn what type of studying works best for you then apply this knowledge to maximize your efforts and study successfully.

Money Management
Location: SLC
Learn the importance of a balanced budget and how to be financially responsible.  See where college students tend to spend extra money and how to avoid doing the same. 

12:00-12:50 Lunch
Location: Toner Cafeteria

1:00-1:50 Common Reading Speaker (Required)
Chong Sher Vang, Program Development Director at Project FINE, presents, followed by small group discussion.
Location: Page Theatre

2:30-6:00 Saturday Interest Session
Students sign up for an activity of their choice via Connections 2018 Online Orientation (Registration Opens at noon on August 14 and closes at 3:00 pm August 23)
Location and start time: Varies. See event registration.
Attend the Interest Sessions that you signed up for on Online Orientation.  Didn’t sign up for a session?  Meet some of the Orientation Leaders in the plaza for an on-campus activity.

5:00-7:00 Dinner
Location: Toner Dining Room

8:00-12:00 Party at the Library
Location: Fitzgerald Library
Stranger Things are happening at the Fitz Library!!  Join us in the upside down for: Dungeons and Dragons, board games, snacks, crafts, and a photo booth all set to some rad 80s tunes!  It would be totally tubular if you came dressed in your best 80s duds!!!!  Don't be a mouthbreather; come to our party!

10:00-12:00 Brunch
Location: Toner Cafeteria

10:30 Mass
Location: St. Thomas More Chapel

12:00-12:45 First-Year Survey (Required for first-year students)
Help Saint Mary’s get to know your class by completing the the Freshman Survey.
Location: Hendrickson Center Labs (or bring your laptop)

1:00 Class Photo
(Required for first-year students, all new students welcome)
Location: Plaza

1:15—Classroom tours and Campus Services (Required)
Meet the Orientation Leaders and Residence Assistants in the plaza to find where your classes this semester are located and find where some of the campus resources.
Meeting Location: Plaza

3:00-6:00 Sunday Interest Sessions
Students sign up for an activity of their choice via Connections 2018 Online Orientation (Registration Opens at noon on August 21 and closes at 3:00 pm August 23)
Location: On campus/varies. See registration
Attend the Interest Sessions that you signed up for on Online Orientation.  Didn’t sign up for a session?  Meet some of the Orientation Leaders in the plaza for an on-campus activity.

5:00-7:00 Dinner
Location: Toner Dining Room

6:00-7:30 Theatre and Dance Department Orientation and Pizzapalooza.
Location:  Page Theatre

9:00 Mass
Location: St. Thomas More Chapel

10:00-11:00 Ice Cream Sandwiches & Fire after Mass
Location: Field outside St. Thomas More Chapel

International Students

Visit the International Center website for your orientation/move-in schedule.

Tie up loose ends

All those small items you need to take care of before you become a Cardinal.

Please send us the following before you arrive on campus:

  • changes in mailing or email address
  • final high school transcripts
  • health forms

Other questions? Your admissions counselor is always there to help.

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