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Mustang StartUp

Mustang StartUp: Your Virtual Orientation Experience

The Spring 2023 Campus Life Modules open on December 1. Incoming students who have paid their deposit will receive an email with a link to complete this virtual orientation requirement.

To view all of the elements of Mustang StartUp, download the clickable PDF found here.

Students admitted for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 will receive information about their Mustang StartUp in April 2023.

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 December 1. All new students are required to complete these modules by January 9.
New students are required by law to submit the SMU Health History Form, which includes your Meningitis A vaccination documentation, before you can gain access to The PACC (Pre-Advising Canvas Course). Please review the vaccination requirements here. You may complete the form through the SMU Health Portal and upload your proof of vaccinations. Click the "Electronically Sign & Submit the Health History Form" button at the provided link to start the process.
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 for all Spring 2023 students on December 1, 2022. You must submit all required documents in order to complete The PACC and schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.
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 enrollment process and help you plan for your SMU academic career!
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.
If you have not already, please:
  • Activate your my.SMU account online at smu.edu/activate and find answers to common my.SMU questions here.
  • Set up Duo Multi-Factor Authentication- you will need this to access all of your SMU accounts. Make sure to use your own personal contact information for authentication!
Our whole Mustang family is so excited to start your SMU journey with you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
If you have any questions, please contact orientation@smu.edu or call 214-768-4560.