Welcome to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is an incredibly rich and vibrant academic community. Amazing opportunities await you here. Orientation will introduce you to the services and resources that you will need to get the most out of life at SMWC.

New Student Orientation: Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23, 2015

At this time, we would like for you to plan ahead for the upcoming New Student Orientation which will take place from Thursday, August 20, 2015 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. All students are expected to attend all Orientation sessions, so we ask that you mark your calendars, both day and evening through these dates. You should plan to arrive for check-in in Le Fer Hall at the following times. 

Resident Students: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Commuter Students: 10:00 AM


Is everyone required to attend?
Each student new to The Woods is required to attend Orientation.  Even if you have attended College elsewhere, you will want to become familiar with our community and our traditions. During Orientation you will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet other students new to The Woods.

Should my parents/guardians come with me?
Your parents/guardians are welcome to attend Orientation on Thursday. There will be a Parent Orientation Meeting and Parent Social on Thursday, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the staff at SMWC. After the Thursday afternoon sessions, the rest of orientation will be student-focused.

I am a commuter and have a job off campus. Will I be able to work that day?
While we understand the importance of work given today's living expenses, we do ask that you ask your employer not to schedule you for work during Orientation.

If I have other questions, who do I call?
If you have additional questions, please contact Jeff Malloy at 812.535.5219, Christy Thompson at 812.535.5173, or email CampusLife@smwc.edu.