New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Please Note: Admissions and First Year Experience staff are working remotely due to the coronavirus. We encourage you to sign up for orientation and to reach out with any questions by emailing We will respond as quickly as possible.

For students starting at SMC in September 2020

Your life as an SMC Roadrunner is about to begin!

All students starting at SMC in the fall are expected to attend a New Student Orientation session.

During orientation, you’ll learn about campus resources, how to plan your schedule and pick courses that fit your degree plan and how to succeed at SMC. You’ll also connect with an advisor who will go over your degree requirements, answer your questions and walk you through the registration process.

Before Orientation

To make the registration process as simple as possible, please complete the following steps prior to attending orientation:

  • Send us your final high school transcript
  • Send us your SAT/ACT scores, if you've taken either test in the last five years
  • File the FAFSA, including SMC's school code 002317