Post-Orientation Programming

After Stampede, the fun has only just begun! Our new Mustangs are eager to get plugged into the many clubs and organizations on campus. Our office works with several campus partners to provide students with ample opportunity to get involved and continue meeting other new students.


Transfer Student

As a valued part of our SMU community, our we strive to create a great orientation and post-orientation experience for our Transfer students. During the start of the fall and spring semesters, we cater several sessions of Stampede to our transfer and commuter students. In addition, the Office of Orientation and Transition partners with the Office of Admissions and the University Advising Center to host a monthly luncheon for all transfer students. Each lunch features a special guest office to showcase their resources and services to students. If you are a transfer student, keep an eye on your email for monthly invitations!

Mustang Must-Do's

Mustang Must-Do's consists of individual experiences students can complete on their own time as well as in-person, group events designed to introduce students to campus. The goal is to provide benchmarks for incoming students to meet in pursuit of a smooth transition by offering opportunities for students to meet important people on campus, get involved in institutional spirit and traditions, engage with academic and social resources available, and learn about SMU’s connections to the Dallas community.


Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center

The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC) is one of the busiest, most popular student resources on campus. Using this center is a great way to keep grades up and stress levels down. SMU offers free tutoring services for many courses to any full-time undergraduate on a drop-in basis.

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports offers 170,000 square feet of indoor recreational space plus an outdoor social area that includes The Falls (a zero entry pool with 7-foot waterfalls), two sand volleyball courts, and leisure spaces. Check out the Dedman Center and find the active way you want to live.

Office Hours for Professors

Attending office hours for your Professors can help you to better understand their expectations for class and gives you an opportunity to ask questions in a 1:1 setting.

IT Help Desk

The IT Help Desk provides support to the entire campus community with several teams dedicated to providing technical support and on site assistance. The Help Desk is located within the Fondren Library West lobby, adjacent to the Collaborative Commons and Starbucks Café.

University Advising Center

SMU's University Advising Center (UAC) can help with your academic planning from your first term toward graduation. Learn how to build your academic portfolio and create a successful road to graduation.

Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center offers both physical and mental health services to all students at SMU. From a full-service pharmacy to counseling to dental services, learn how the Health Center can support your student experience at SMU.

The Office in Hughes-Trigg

The Office is home to the Student Comptroller that provides financial support to student organizations at SMU. There is also meeting space for Greek Councils, Intercultural Organizations, Student Foundation, and Program Council.

Residential Commons Area Desks

In case you are ever locked-out of your Residential Commons, or just need general assistance, the Area Service Desks located in Armstrong and Virginia-Snider Commons are available to help.

Study Areas

SMU has some great study spots on campus, but finding the perfect one for you could take some time to explore. Visit one of the campus libraries and ask the main desk where their favorite place to study is on campus.