Advising and registration, new student orientation

New student orientation and success programs

Students beginning in fall 2015 attend both Advising and Registration (A&R) and fall Incipio orientation

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Mark your calendars for the following events:

  • Advising and Registration
    First-year students must attend one session:
    July 9-10*, July 16-17, or July 23-24, 2015
  • Fall Incipio orientation
    All first year students must attend - August 21-23, 2015
  • Transfer Orientation                                                       For information about transfer student orientation, visit the transfer student page.
  • Alternative advising                                                       Offered for students who cannot attend one of the three Advising and Registration sessions.  You can register for alternative advising by selecting that option when filling out the registration form.

*7/9-7/10 College Achievement program (CAP) and recruited student athletes should attend this session.


What is Advising and Registration (A&R)

A&R combines math and English placement tests, one-on-one academic advising and class registration into an exciting two-day program.

You will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff while also getting to enjoy events activities with other new students.

All students (including commuters students) are strongly encouraged to stay the night on campus, so be sure to bring:

  • Bedding for a twin bed or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • A towel
  • Toiletries
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

Who should attend A&R?

Every new student is strongly encouraged to attend an A&R session in order to register for classes and participate in placement testing.

Parents and families of students are welcome and encouraged to attend events planned specifically to help connect them to the Saint Martin's community. There will be several opportunities for parents and families to ask questions and engage with the campus community.

What is alternative advising?

If you are unable to attend one of the Advising and Registration sessions, alternative advising options may be requested. Requests for alternative advising will be reviewed and students will be notified of the decision shortly thereafter. Approved students will be then contacted by Diane Rodriguez, director of advising, beginning in early July.

If you have specific questions about math/English placement, please contact Diane Rodriguez at 360-486-8859.

What is Incipio?

Latin for "to begin or become," Incipio is your key to success at Saint Martin's. Incipio is a four-day orientation program designed to fit your needs as a first-year student. The schedule is full of information and fun including a New Student Convocation for students and families followed by a family farewell BBQ lunch at President Heynderickx's house, a day of service, Coffee House music night, and much more!

AHANA Orientation

AHANA Connections introduces students of color to Saint Martin's University's campus and creates a network of friends and community. The program enhances the first-year experience of students of color by encouraging relationships and involvement across campus. View additional information on AHANA Connections.