Mustang StartUp

Mustang StartUp: Your Virtual Orientation Experience

These interactive modules will introduce you to the SMU Academy, Spirit, People, Campus, and Community. Deposit-paid students can begin completing the Campus Life modules on May 19, 2021. All new students are required to complete these modules prior to the first day of class.
The PACC prepares you for your advising and registration experiences and walks you through important aspects of the SMU Common Curriculum. You must complete the PACC prior to setting up an advising appointment and registering for class. The PACC opens June 8, 2021.
You will sign up for a virtual Advising Appointment with your Academic Advisor following completion of the PACC. Your Advisor will guide you through the registration process and help you plan for your SMU academic career!

Red, Blue, & YOU! is a series of optional webinars for students and families to engage virtually with members of the SMU community and each other. During this series, offices from around the Hilltop will present resources, information, and live Q&As on various topics we believe are important for new Mustangs. These webinars will take place throughout July on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM CST. The webinar link will be sent to new students and families via email each Monday prior to the sessions scheduled for that week. You can find the full schedule here. If you are unable make it to one of these webinars, they will be available to view on our website the following week.


A lot goes into being prepared to be a Mustang! Work through the New Student Checklist to make sure you have completed all of these items on time so you are ready for Stampede!
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.