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The transition from high school students to university scholars is important to the success of college students. The information new students need to encourage success and make the most of their collegiate experience is extensive and varied. The Office of the Student Experience uses five Connecting Points to help organize the information shared with students during their transition.

Through participation in orientation, students connect to the SMU:

People Campus Academy

Spirit Community

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