Welcome to Saint Mary's!

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Get Your Bearings

It's normal to feel a little overwhelmed about your first year of college but not to worry. We have a few ways for you to learn more about campus, what to expect, and what to do next. Here are some events to help you get ready.

Sneak Preview Days

There are two in-person Sneak Preview Days this summer that will help you get a look at what life will be like as a Belle. The campus experience is open to both you and your family as we take time to discuss housing, dining, campus life, academics and more. The events are completely optional but you do need to register. Sign ups end on Wednesday, June 23 so register today! 

Sign Up

Fall Orientation

Belles Beginnings is our traditional, new-student orientation for students and parents during move in. In-person, student and family orientation will begin on Thursday, August 19th. Parents and families will be welcome to join us for some programming on the morning of Friday, August 20th. Following lunch our student only Belles Beginnings Orientation activities and programming will begin. Schedule and information coming soon. We are dedicated to making this transition smooth, informative, and fun and cannot wait to have all our new Belles finally join us on campus in August. Due to space and time availability, we are only able to offer limited events for in-person Parent/Family Orientation programming, however we will be offering more virtual programming for our Parents and Families throughout the first few weeks of classes.

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Your Summer To Do List

June
7–21

Academic Advising

During the beginning of June, your summer advisor will send a message to your Saint Mary's email address to arrange a time to speak with you about course selection. You will be able to register for classes online at the end of June after speaking with your advisor. Placement Testing must be completed before academic advising can occur. Be sure to check out the Academic Guide for First-Year Students.

June
8–9

Room Selection

Students received an email around June 1st with their lottery date/time for your specific room selection. That is how you will know on which day and at what time you will be able to select a room. Make sure to familiarize yourself with eRezLife before your selection day/time! You can also download this helpful guide to navigate the process.

eRezLife

June
28

Sneak Preview Day

Join us to get a sneak preview of life as a Belle. This FREE program will offer information that will prepare you for your arrival on campus in August. This year these will be presented in a VIRTUAL format. Note: This program is not mandatory but you must sign up in advance. REGISTRATION CLOSED for this session but you can still join others!

RSVP

June
22–23

First-Year Registration Days

Students may register at their assigned date/time or any time after that until July 1st. Students assigned times were in the email received on June 1st entitled "Advising and Registration Information". Students advisors can also provide assigned dates/times during their advising sessions prior to registration.

Register for Classes

June 
28

Sneak Preview Day

Join us to get a sneak preview of life as a Belle. This FREE program will offer information that will prepare you for your arrival on campus in August. This year these will be presented in a VIRTUAL format. Note: This program is not mandatory but you must sign up in advance. Registration for this session ends on Friday, June 19!

July
1

DEADLINE: Financial Aid

Students should log into the financial aid portal and either accept or decline their offers of Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work Study. All other information about the next steps can be found in the “award brochure” which has been mailed out with final award letters and also can be found on the Financial Aid Portal.

Log In

July
2

Schedule Changes

It happens. . .You may find that you need to change your classes. For any changes to your class schedule made after July 1st, you will need to contact Student Academic Services at advising@saintmarys.edu.

Change Schedule

August
2

Find Work

Want to work on campus? Begin searching and applying for available jobs. Please note: students should not wait until they move on campus to begin applying for jobs!

Look for Work

Aug
15

DUE DATE: Tuition & Fees

All tuition and fees are due on August 15. Please log in to the Student Account Portal to see options for payments.

Log In

Aug
18–19

Move In!

In an attempt to balance the excitement of getting back to campus with the still existing challenges surrounding COVID-19, incoming student move-in will take place over a 2-day period of time. Days are assigned according to last name and those assignments are listed below:

  • Wednesday, August 18th:  Last Names A -- L
  • Thursday, August 19th:  Last Names M -- Z

Move-in on these days are open to those assigned and all are welcome to arrive on their own timeframe. Check-In will be from 9am-4pm in Rice Commons (Student Center). Following move-in, Belles Beginning Student Orientation programming will begin on Thursday, August 19th - more information to come in July. Each student is permitted to bring 4 (four) additional people to assist with move-in.

Additional Move-in Details

Aug
18–22

Fall Orientation: Belles Beginnings

We sincerely appreciate the patience of our Belles and their families as we plan for a safe return to campus this fall. Please continue to check back to this page for the most current information. 

Based on health and safety considerations related to move-in we will be doing a 2-day first year move-in this year. All new incoming students will be moving in on a certain day based on their last name assignments (August 18: A-L, August 19: M-Z). 

On Thursday, August 19th, we will provide social and engaging activities around campus for our students who moved in on August 18th. Official Belles Beginning Orientation events will begin with a kick-off event on the evening of Thursday, August 19th. Parents and families* are welcome to attend events on Thursday evening through Friday at Noon, at which time, student only programming will begin (following lunch).

Even with these new challenges, we are dedicated to make this transition as smooth as possible and cannot wait to have all of our new belles finally joining us on campus in August! Schedule coming soon.

*We will also be offering continued virtual Parent/Family Orientation programming through the start of the first semester to offer more support and guidance through this transition.

Aug
23

First Day of Classes

It will be here before you know it! Mark this date on your calendar as your college experience is about to begin! Welcome to Saint Mary's!

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Frequently Asked Questions

+When is in-person Orientation?

We sincerely appreciate the patience of our Belles and their families as we plan for a safe return to campus this fall. Please continue to check back to this page for the most current information. 

Based on health and safety considerations related to move-in we will be doing a staggered first year move-in this year.  At this time, due to changing COVID-19 concerns, the college has had to make the difficult decision to cancel all in-person Parent/Family Orientation* programming at this time. In-person, student only, Belles Beginnings Orientation activities and programming will still occur. Schedule and information coming soon.  

Even with these new challenges, we are dedicated to make this transition as smooth as possible and cannot wait to have all of our new Belles finally joining us on campus in August!

*We will also be offering continued virtual Parent/Family Orientation programming through the start of the first semester to offer more support and guidance through this transition. Schedule coming soon.

+What is Belles Beginnings?

Belles Beginnings is student only and student specific programming to help transition and welcome our new students to campus. This event normally happens for a series of days before the first day of classes. Beginning with your chosen move-in day/time — this year's Belles Beginning programming will start with your hall meetings the evening you move in and continue through the first day of classes. Check back for more information as we finalize schedules and program specifics. Schedule coming soon

+When is my first bill due?

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees Bills will be sent out starting Monday, July 20 and are due August 15, 2021. Students will receive an email sent to their my.saintmarys.edu email address informing them that there is a billing statement available. To view their new and updated billing statements, student must log into their TouchNet account. 

+What if my bill is not paid by the due date?

Student account balances must be paid in full by the due date or you must be enrolled in the College’s payment plan. Students with account balances after the due date will be administratively enrolled in the College’s payment plan.