Welcome Class of 2020!

Welcome to Southern Methodist University’s New Student Orientation blog.  Here you will find information about our orientation programs, AARO (Academic Advising Registration and Orientation) and Mustang Corral, as well as some insight to what you should know as a new SMU student.  All posts are written by the students on our Orientation Team, who will be introduced just below! Here are just some of the things you can look forward to reading about soon:

  • Traditions of SMU
  • How to prepare for AARO and Mustang Corral
  • What to do in Dallas
  • Campus resources
  • Advice for your first year

Stay tuned to hear from our Orientation Team! Until then, go check us out on Twitter (@SMUNewStudent) and Instagram (smunewstudent).

Pony Up!

Meet your 2016 Orientation Leaders! 



These students have been hard at work preparing for you, our Class of 2020, to join us on campus.  Make sure to say hello to them when you arrive on campus for AARO and Mustang Corral.  They can’t wait to meet you all!

Class of 2019
Jaden Amilibia- Flower Mound, TX
Ray Cipriano- Dallas, TX
MacKenzie Korsi-Long Lake, MN
Jack Mann-McCullick- San Antonio, TX
Raj Suppiah- Edmond, OK
Brian Vazquez- Miami, FL
Taylor Vinson- Flower Mound, TX
Davis Wells- Paris, TN
Sara Whiteley- Normal, IL

Class of 2018
David Bunn- Pasadena, CA
Francie Crawford- Houston, TX
James “Peach” Kuchler- Columbus, OH
Cory Mitchell- Corona, CA
Josh Pearsey- Austin, TX

Class of 2017

Lauren Lunden- Southlake, TX