Office of the Student Experience

About Office of the Student Experience

Our mission is to connect you to SMU. Orientation at SMU is a three-step process. Through Mustang StartUp, Stampede, & First 5, our extended orientation program, our mission is to prepare students for life at SMU.

Through Orientation, students and families should connect to the SMU:
Community of Dallas

Our office's core values are:
Leadership Development
Servant Leadership


Student Assistant

May 2020 Dallas, TX
“I was able to explore skills that I would otherwise not have been able to practice and develop; skills like strategic marketing, graphic design, and professional office communication were things I was always interested in but was finally able to develop through this summer job. I could have worked on any skill, but this office made it a priority to help me develop in the ways that I wanted to. They were also very flexible around my summer class schedule, while still giving me plenty opportunity to work a full amount of hours every week.”

Orientation Leader

June 2019 - August 2019 Dallas, TX
“The office is highly organized, which leads to a summer of fun but also efficiency. My coworkers were great and I loved meeting all of the new students.”
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