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Parent Schedule

Your introduction to life at Saint Mary's

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 Saint Mary's. 

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

For more information about NSOR call our Student Success Office at
1-800-635-5987, ext. 6994 or 507-457-6994.

What you'll be doing at NSOR
NSOR Parent Schedule

Morning Session

7:30 a.m.

MassSaint Thomas More Chapel (optional)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Check-In, Continental Breakfast, Family Photos,
Resource FairToner Student Center  

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.

WelcomePage Theatre

10:15 – 10:55 a.m.

Session 1 – Meet & GreetSaint Mary’s Hall

11:05 – 11:25 a.m.


11:20 – 11:50 a.m.

Sessions 2 – Pick Your Session Saint Mary’s Hall

  • Classroom Expectations
  • Parents’ Expectations
  • Tool kit for Parents

Session 3 – Pick Your SessionSaint Mary’s Hall

  • Same as above

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

LunchToner Student Center

Afternoon Session

12:50 – 2:50 p.m.

Student Life at SMUMNSaint Mary’s Hall
Current Student PanelSaint Mary’s Hall
Dear New Student, I Miss You!Saint Mary’s Hall

2:55 – 3:25 p.m.



3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Pick Your Session – Saint Mary’s Hall

  • Work/Life Balance for Athletes
  • First Generation Parents
  • Work Force Literacy
  • Financial Literacy

Pick Your SessionSaint Mary’s Hall

  • Same as above

4:00 p.m.

Check-out – Saint Mary’s Hall