Student Transitions & Orientation

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The Student Transitions & Orientation is located in Suite 318 on the third floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

 Text us! 214-509-7041

Phone: 214-768-4560


Physical Address:
Student Transitions & Orientation
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 318
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:
PO Box 750355
Dallas, TX 75275-0355

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Lindsey Koch

Dr. Lindsey Koch, Director
Student Transitions & Orientation

Lindsey Koch serves as the Director of Student Transitions & Orientation and joined SMU in August 2013. She received her B.B.S. in Public Relations and Advertising, with a minor in Leadership, from Hardin-Simmons University. Her professional work with student affairs began with her position as Coordinator of Student Activities at Hardin-Simmons University. Lindsey earned her M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Houston-Victoria, while serving as UHV’s Director of Student Life and Services. She earned her Ed. D. in Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from Hardin-Simmons University. Lindsey’s passion for student leadership and commitment to student development continues to grow through her professional and academic work in student affairs.


Sarah Heintzman

Sarah Heintzman, Coordinator 
Student Transitions & Orientation

Sarah Heintzman serves as the Coordinator of Student Transitions & Orientation and joined SMU in May 2015. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Sarah earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education from the Florida State University serving as a graduate assistant in the Student Activities Center. She is passionate about extended orientation, campus traditions and how they impact student transition.




Jordie Douglas

Jordie Douglas, Graduate Assistant
Student Transitions & Orientation

Jordie Douglas serves as the Graduate Assistant of Student Transitions & Orientation for the 2017-2019 academic calendar. She received her B.A. in Human Relations with a minor in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma. She is passionate about welcoming students and getting them involved in campus organizations.