Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation has several steps for you to complete. Please consult the following New Student Checklist to ensure you have everything completed for your arrival on the Hilltop. 

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

International Students

IT'S TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO AND INFO FOR YOUR LISTING IN THE 2020 WHO'S NEW AT SMU NEW STUDENT BOOK
Welcome to the Southern Methodist University!  To help you become acquainted with the University and your classmates, the Office of the Student Experience has started work on the annual Who’s New at SMU New Student Book. The Book serves as a valuable resource for students, parents and families, and unlike Web-based social networks, it serves as an enduring commemorative photo archive of your first year at SMU. Since the Book is an important resource for the Office of the Student Experience and for the University, please consider participating by submitting your photo to help us achieve a publication with 100% of the incoming new student class.

You may complete your listing by uploading your photo and information today online via the New Student Book 2020 Upload System.
The publication is designed and printed during the summer and mailed directly to your home address in early August (if you decide to order copies) so that you will have it prior to heading to campus for the beginning of the Fall 2019 academic semester. With this in mind, please participate today to avoid not being included in the Book.

If you would like to order your own student copy and/or parent and family copies of The 2020 Who's New at SMU New Student Book or place a Parent WELCOME TO SMU! Message, simply follow the instructions online.

SMU is once again working with Main Campus Publications to coordinate the publishing of this year's Who's New at SMU Book. If you have any questions about the Book, please don't hesitate to contact Main Campus Publications at smudirectory@maincampuspublications.com.

Again, congratulations and welcome to the Hilltop!

Click here for resources dedicated to you, our first-year and transfer students. The contact information on this page include important resources that will help answer questions you may have coming to SMU.

If you were unable to attend the Virtual Academy hosted by SMU Faculty Senate, you can find the recording here! The Virtual Academy was a panel discussion of SMU Faculty members to help you feel prepared for and excited about the academic environment that awaits you on the Hilltop!