The Office of the Student Experience

AARO Registration Tips

Registration for AARO 2019 opens April 15 at 6:30pm CST. 

Questions you may have while registering: 

Why can't I register for AARO?

  • Have you paid your deposit?
    • Yes: The eCheck process can take 7-10 days to process while credit card payments take about 48 hours to be processed. Log into your Admissions Portal to check the status of your deposit. 
    • No: Pay your deposit and wait 48 hours to try registering

  • I paid my deposit more than 48 hours ago and still don't see the orientation registration tile in my.SMU      
    1. If you paid your deposit by check, it can take up to 10 business days to process
    2. Still can’t figure it out? Contact SMU OIT Services at (214) 768 - HELP.

Where do I register for AARO?

  • Students will log into my.SMU to register for AARO. You will need your SMU ID and password to log in. 
  • All students must enroll a mobile device to Duo. Duo is a Two-Factor Authentication platform required by all SMU students to log-on to my.SMU accounts. Please complete this before April 15th.

How do I register for Stampede?

  • First-year students and international students are automatically registered for Stampede when they register for AARO
  • Transfer students will receive information during AARO about how to sign-up for Stampede