Welcome New Mustangs!

Welcome to Southern Methodist University’s New Student Orientation blog. Throughout the summer, we will be posting information about AARO (Academic Advising, Registration and Orientation) and Mustang Corral, as well as more information about being a new student and living in Dallas! Stay tuned to learn all about SMU Orientation, but first go check us out on Twitter (@SMUNewStudent) and Instagram (smunewstudent). All of our blogs are written by the students on our Orientation Team – so let’s meet them!

SMU 2017 Orientation Team

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Row 1:

Kayley Hernandez – Class of 2020

Hannah Ali – Class of 2019

Erika Olsen – Class of 2019

Darian Taylor – Class of 2020


Row 2:

Will Jones – Class of 2018

Kelsey Hodge – Class of 2020

Lezly Murphy – Class of 2019

Zien Lin – Class of 2019


Row 3:

Kyle Baker – Class of 2020

Andy Gambini – Class of 2020

Daniel Hellrung – Class of 2020

Ethan Pakzad – Class of 2020

Adam Bixby – Class of 2019


These students have been working hard since January to make your Orientation experience the best it can be. They cannot wait to welcome you to the Hilltop!

Pony up & we will see you soon!