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Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome to all new students beginning in Fall 2017! Classes begin Tuesday, September 5, 2017.


Freshman Orientation

Orientation for undergraduate students is coordinated through the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP). Once your enrollment deposit is credited to your account, you will receive information from ONSP which will include details about how to register for your orientation session on-line. You must register and receive confirmation from ONSP in order to participate in orientation.

During the three-day program, students complete necessary procedures for class registration, including placement exams and academic advising. The first day of orientation is spent on Central Campus. Students then meet with SMTD staff, advisors, and current students on the afternoon of day two and the morning of day three.

You must attend an orientation session in order to register for classes.


Freshmen Orientation Dates


June 7-9

June 13-15

June 21-23

July 12-14

July 19-21

Theatre & Drama: June 19-21, 2017

Dance: June 26-28, 2017

Musical Theatre: July 5-7, 2017

Freshman orientation begins with the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) and continues with the SMTD. Students (except for Dance & Theatre) will take a piano placement exam, and all will meet with academic advisors prior to registering for classes.


Transfer Student Orientation

May 18, 2017

This transfer orientation begins with the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) and continues with the SMTD. Transfer students will follow the Theory Placement schedule on the Graduate Orientation page.


Final Fall Orientation

Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2017

There will be a final orientation offered for all students who are unable to attend an orientation session throughout the summer.


New Undergraduate Student Welcome Ceremony

6:30 - 8:30pm, Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

All incoming undergraduate students are invited to attend the New Undergraudate Student Welcome Ceremony that will be held in Britton Recital Hall.


Additional Resources for New Students

All Chamber Music Meeting

Students interested in taking chamber music during Fall 2017 are required to attend the All Chamber Music Meeting on Friday, September 1, from 3:00-4:00pm in Hankinson. This will be your opportunity to hear from Prof. Matt Albert, Chair of the Chamber Music Department, regarding the requirements, performance opportunities, guest artist residencies, and special projects coordinated by the Department in 17-18.

Ensemble Auditions

Please visit the performance opportunities page for more details about audition repertoire and how to schedule an audition.

Request for Private Lessons

Every student who takes a private lesson for credit must fill out an individual studio assignment request form.

Visit the Student Resources page for additional information.

Additional Links

Uniqname Assignments
Office of New Student Programs

Practice Theory Test
Lyric Diction Requirements
Theory Prep Information


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