SM You and Alumni!

Brian Vazquez, a 2016 Orientation Leader from Miami, FL and a sophomore studying biology and finance, highlights some of the greatest aspects of earning the title of SMU Alum! Congrats on making the decision to attend SMU! Coming to SMU was for me, exciting,terrifying, and amazing all at the same time. Beginning life on my own was not … More SM You and Alumni!

Read the Common Reading!

Jacqueline Mann- McCullick is a sophomore political science and philosophy double major. She is also planning to minor in both psychology and photography with hopes of going to law school. An avid reader, and a reading partner for Rice Elementary School in Dallas, Jac is so excited to give you a bit more information about Common Reading!  Common Reading … More Read the Common Reading!

Food for Thought!

One of Orientation Leaders, Ray Cipriano, is a junior double majoring in Markets and Culture and Advertising. Born and raised in Dallas, he loves exploring the city, finding new restaurants and participating in local festivals. Having lived many years in the area, Ray is an expert on the best places to dine in Dallas!  Top Restaurants in Dallas!  … More Food for Thought!

Highs & Lows of My First Year at SMU

MacKenzie Korsi is a sophomore Business Management and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs double major in both the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts. MacKenzie is from Long Lake, Minnesota and had her fair share of highs and lows (mostly highs) during her first year away from home. Read about MacKenzie’s highs and lows and know that … More Highs & Lows of My First Year at SMU

Residential Commons 101

Davis Wells, one of our Orientation Leaders from Paris, Tennessee, is sophomore finance major in the Cox School of Business. Davis has put together some helpful information for you on the Residential Commons system at SMU! Residential Commons 101 One of the most exciting parts about beginning your college experience is residence life! Whether you … More Residential Commons 101

How To Choose a Major

Joshua Pearsey, one of our Orientation Leaders from Houston, Texas, is a junior accounting major in the Cox School of Business. Josh wants to share some tips with you that helped him and numerous others decide on a major!  How To Choose a Major As a new student at Southern Methodist University, you will be expected to declare … More How To Choose a Major

How to Prepare for AARO

Raj Suppiah, one of our Orientation leaders from Edmond, Oklahoma, is double majoring in Business Management and Biology on the Pre-Medicine track. Raj has some tips for you on how to prepare for AARO! Listed below is everything you need to know before arriving to your session. How to Prepare for AARO Get excited for Academic Advising … More How to Prepare for AARO

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 … More Welcome Class of 2020!