Student Transitions & Orientation

January AARO

January AARO is Wednesday, January 17, 2018!

AARO (Academic Advising, Registration, Orientation) is designed to assist you in making a comfortable transition to University life at SMU. January AARO is a one-day program for new SMU students enrolling in the spring. Families and guests are invited to join students. Programs provide academic requirements and expectations, campus resources, involvement opportunities and the chance to meet current students.  During your AARO session, you will also meet one-on-one with an academic advisor and register for fall classes.


Registration opens December 1, 2017 at noon (CST). 

Follow these steps to register for January AARO

  1. Pay your deposit
  2. Log-in to My.SMU and register yourself and guests
  3. Look for a confirmation email

Having trouble registering? View our step by step registration instructions.

Before You Come - Checklist

[ √ ] Register for AARO in my.SMU

[    ] Send your final transcript from previous colleges/universities to the Division of Enrollment Services

[    ] Book lodging for your stay. Our host hotel is The Highland, located at the corner of Mockingbird and 75

[    ] Arrange Transportation

[    ] Check SMU Email

[    ] Complete FERPA Release

[    ] Complete Academic Honesty Tutorial

[    ] Print AARO Parking Pass - Emailed Prior to AARO

[    ] Submit Health History Form and Immunization Records

While You're Here

  • Check-in begins at 8:30am in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center
  • Brunch and dinner are provided
  • Meet with your advisor and register for spring classes
  • We will have programming for both students and their guests
  • Attend Rotunda Passage


Text 214-509-7041 with any of your January AARO questions!