Campus Life

Welcome Week 2015 Field Group

Welcome to New Students

Welcome Week marks the beginning of your university life at Saint Mary’s.

As a new student, you will enjoy a Welcome Week filled with social events and educational activities designed to help you make connections with your fellow students, the residence or off-campus Saint Mary’s community, and faculty and professors.

Throughout Welcome Week, you will connect with support systems and resources, meet student leaders and members of the Saint Mary’s community, and participate in fun and safe events and activities.

The purpose of Welcome Week is to offer a variety of opportunities that set new students up for success, while being inclusive and reflecting the values and culture of the University.

Welcome Week helps you:

  • Achieve
  • Respect
  • Belong
  • Enjoy

Welcome Week at Saint Mary’s is the beginning of a series of successful transitions: social, academic, and for many, cultural. We recognize that not all of these transitions are complete after the first week, and as such, orientation is an on-going process that will include activities throughout the year.


You don't need to register for Welcome Week events, but please sign up for our Safe at SMU seminars. Sessions are available throughout the day on September 7 and 8.

 Download our 2016 Welcome Week Calendar of Events‌ [PDF].

2016 Welcome Week Calendar download

The events on this calendar are also available through the SMUSA App.

See the Welcome Week 2016 photo album on Flickr.