Belles Beginnings

Saint Mary's student welcoming home Belles

Fall Orientation for Incoming Students

Make new friends, settle into campus life, and prepare to make Saint Mary’s your home for the next four years.

Belles Beginnings ushers in your first days as a Belle, and it’s a great way to begin life as a full-fledged college student!

This year's program begins with move-in on Thursday, August 22 and ends with a Mass on Saturday, August 24. Classes start on Monday, August 26. Parents are encouraged to attend, with specific sessions designed for their interests. Click here for a tentative schedule. Book your hotel rooms soon as both Notre Dame and Holy Cross College have orientation during that same weekend!

Enrolled students will receive detailed information regarding Belles Beginnings from the Office of Student Involvement via mail and email over the summer.

We are also excited to introduce our Class of 2023 families to our Sneak Previews in June. These provide you an opportunity to get a sneak preview of campus life and be better prepared when you arrive in August. Dates include Friday, June 14, Monday, June 17, Monday, June 24 and Friday, June 28. To register, click here. Please note these sessions are not mandatory.

Check back here in early June for further information about both programs, as well as the transfer orientation schedule!