Campus Policy Forms
All new students are required to complete the Drug-Free Campus Policy form by January 1. The form can be found online via the New Students tab located on the College’s Portal.
By January 1, 2018 (or sooner)
All new residential students are required to complete a housing contract by January 1. The contract can be found online via the New Students tab located on the College’s Portal. Housing assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis according to when your commitment deposit is received. Every attempt will be made to honor your requests and housing confirmations will be emailed in early January.
Commuting students are those who do not live on campus and do not plan on signing a housing contract. All commuting students are required to complete the acknowledgement of the Drug-Free Campus Policy by January 1. The form can be found online via the New Students tab on the College’s Portal. Commuting students can visit the Office of Student Activities in the Campus Center for support with parking passes, lockers, study spaces, and much more.
By January 1, 2018
The Wellness Center offers limited acute/urgent care services. All students are required to complete health history forms online via their patient portal. You can access your patient portal with the same credentials you use to access your other student accounts. You will not be permitted to move into your assigned campus residence or attend class unless a completed Health History/Immunization form is submitted.
January 4 – 12, 2018
This January you will have the opportunity for in-person or over-the-phone advising to help you plan your spring schedule. To schedule an appointment, please call 240-895-4388 before January 11.
Registering for Classes
January 4 – 12, 2018
Online course registration opens at 9 a.m. on January 4 for students new to the College. During this registration window (9 a.m. January 4 – 5 p.m. January 12), you will be able to register for classes using the College’s Portal (https://seahawks.smcm.edu.ics). Please keep in mind that it is advantageous to register early in this registration window; be sure not to miss it altogether. If you miss your registration window you will have to wait until the first week of classes to register during the Add/Drop period.
January 14, 2018
Move-in day marks the beginning of your orientation to St. Mary’s College. You may begin moving into your residence hall at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. Check-in will occur in the lobby of your assigned residence hall. Waring Commons and Lewis Quad check-in will occur in the staff offices of those buildings. Townhouse check-in will take place in the Lewis Quad staff office. Residence hall coordinators, resident assistants and orientation team members will be on hand to assist you with moving your belongings and guiding you through your settling-in process.
January 14 – 15, 2018
January Orientation is a two-day experience which will help you connect with your new community before you even step foot in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to connect with staff, faculty, and peers, and plan for your time here. Throughout the weekend, you will also learn more about the academic and co-curricular opportunities available at St. Mary’s College.
Staying connected to your professors, classmates, family and friends is important. Most students bring their own personal computer or laptop to campus, though computers are available for use in the library and in computer labs across campus. Each student living on campus is provided with Internet access through our residential network. Wireless access to the Internet is available in all academic and residential buildings, in the library, and at the Campus Center. College email and Portal accounts will be available typically within two business days, after your commitment deposit has been processed.
Liberal Arts Seminars
Transfer students will take CORE 301, a 4-credit course designed for students transitioning to our community as sophomores or above, in their first semester. First-year students (those entering the College with less than 24 credits) will take CORE 101 in their first semester.
All first-year students and all residential students are required to have a meal plan. Students, including commuters, may select one of the meal plan options. In addition to traditional dining in the campus Great Room dining hall, you may also use your plan to purchase meals from the Grab-n-Go on the north side of campus, for quick breakfasts and lunches on the go. Dining (flex) dollars associated with the meal plans can be used in the Great Room, the Daily Grind, and The Pub, for late-night food and beverages.
Parking on Campus
During January Orientation and through the first two weeks of every semester, commuting students and their families may park in any lot on campus. For semester parking passes, students can visit the College’s Portal and follow My Student Account> Account Management > Vehicle Registration to submit a request.