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Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome to all new students beginning in Fall 2016! Classes begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016.


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.


Orientation for Freshmen


June 8–10, 2016

June 13–15, 2016

June 15–17, 2016

June 20–22, 2016

July 17–19, 2016

July 25–27, 2016


June 21–23, 2016

Musical Theatre

June 27–29, 2016


June 29–July 1, 2016

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.


Orientation for Transfer Students

May 18–20, 2016

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

There will be a final orientation offered August 31 through September 2, 2016 for all students who are unable to attend an orientation session throughout the summer.


New Undergraduate Student Welcome Ceremony

All incoming undergraduate students are invited to attend the New Undergraudate Student Welcome Ceremony that will be held in Britton Recital Hall at 6:30 PM on Thursday, September 1.


Additional Resources for New Students

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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