Current Students


Graduate Student Orientation




Welcome to SMU!  As a graduate student at SMU, you will be a part of the new Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.  Orientation for incoming students in the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will be held online on SMU’s Canvas learning management system.  Modules about university resources and requirements for new students will be available to incoming graduate students starting Monday, August 10.  Live panel and Q&A sessions on specific topics, like student health services and advice from current graduate students and professors, will be scheduled to take place between August 10 and August 21.  These live sessions will be recorded and posted on Canvas afterwards.  We will be sharing more information, including instructions for accessing the orientation Canvas site and a schedule of live sessions, later this summer.

Participation in the virtual orientation is mandatory for all incoming students in programs in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and for incoming international students in Lyle School of Engineering programs.  All other incoming graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate. 

We look forward to meeting you both virtually at orientation and in person soon!