Student Transitions & Orientation


Please DO NOT make travel arrangements until you have registered for orientation and received a confirmation email for your AARO session. 

Student Accommodations (AARO)

AARO residence hall rooms are air-conditioned and feature two twin beds per room, with linens provided.  Each student will be assigned a roommate and will share community bath facilities.  All SMU facilities are non-smoking.

If you will need on-campus housing the night before or after your confirmed AARO date, you must mark this preference on the online reservation form. Extra housing is limited to one night before or one night after the confirmed AARO date.  There is a $26 fee for the additional night of housing.  Participants arriving and staying on campus the night before their session must check in  at the Virginia-Snider Hall desk after 5:00 pm.  Luggage storage is available.  There will be a fee of $50 for lost room keys.

Family & Guests Accommodations

We encourage family members and guests to make reservations at our host hotel listed below or other area hotels.

Dallas – Park Cities
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225