Welcome to Orientation at SMU!

Welcome to Orientation

Orientation and Transition Programs

Student running through spirit tunnel for orientation

Virtual Orientation

Orientation at SMU is a two-step process. Through Virtual Orientation & Stampede, our extended orientation program, our mission is to prepare students for life at SMU.


Students look out at Dallas skyline through a telescope at Reunion Tower


Stampede is everything from Move-In to Convocation! Find out more about program highlights and our Stampede Guides.

Students in small groups at Cowboys Stadium during Stampede

First 5

First 5, our signature transition program, was developed to build on the groundwork laid during Virtual Orientation & Stampede –the name refers to the first five weeks of classes.