Students standing together to form the shape of "2023" on Dallas Hall Lawn

Welcome to Orientation at SMU!

Welcome to Orientation

Orientation at SMU

Orientation at SMU is a three-step process. Through Mustang StartUp, Stampede, and First 5,
our mission is to prepare students for life at SMU.

Mustang StartUp

Mustang StartUp is your virtual orientation experience that guides you from choosing SMU through making your way to campus for Stampede!



Stampede is everything from kick off to Convocation! This extended orientation experience is your ultimate welcome to the Hilltop.


First 5

First 5 guides you through your first five weeks at SMU and helps ensure you make a smooth transition into life as a Mustang.