New Student Orientation
Your life as an SMC Roadrunner is about to begin!
All students starting at SMC for the first time are expected to complete New Student Orientation.
During our two-part orientation, you’ll learn about campus resources, how to plan your schedule and pick courses that fit your degree plan, and how to succeed at SMC. You’ll also connect with an advisor who will go over your degree requirements, answer your questions, and walk you through the registration process.
Parents are welcome to participate in orientation with you.
Part 1: Online Orientation Module
Part 1 is completely online and can be completed any time from your computer or phone. The online orientation module covers the following information:
- Getting Started at SMC
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Academic Support and Tutoring
- Student Resources for Success
- Campus Life
When you finish Part 1, you may sign up for Part 2 to complete registration.
You’ll log in to the module using your SMC Wired username and password, which can be found on your Admitted Student Portal.
How to Access SMC Wired
To access your SMC Wired account and SMC email, log in to SMC Wired at smcwired.swmich.edu using the Wired ID and password you received from your Admitted Student Portal. Once logged in, click the Email tab.
If you need to reset your password, email the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-782-1230.
Part 2: On-campus Advising and Registration
Learn about campus resources, how to plan your schedule and pick courses that fit your degree plan, and how to succeed at SMC. Connect with an advisor who will go over your degree requirements, answer your questions, and help you register. Tour campus if desired.
Parents or family members are welcome to participate in orientation with you.
Important: Please complete the following steps prior to orientation:
- Send us your final high school transcript.
- Send us your SAT/ACT scores, if you've taken either test in the last ten years.
- After your transcript and test scores have been received, an advisor will let you know if you need to take any placement tests and how to schedule them. Remote and on-campus testing is available and should be completed at least two weeks prior to your orientation date.
- File the FAFSA, including SMC's school code 002317.
For Students Starting at SMC in June or September 2023
Choose one of the dates below to come to campus to learn more about SMC and meet with an advisor to register for classes.
Sessions are held on the Dowagiac campus.
Fall Orientation Part 2 Dates
Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24, 4 p.m.
Friday, June 9, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Friday, June 16, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Friday, July 7, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 9 a.m.
Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Note: Adult students should sign up for orientation or meet directly with an adult admissions advisor to register for classes. For an advisor's contact information visit the adult admissions page.
Orientation information for the spring 2024 semester will be released closer to the start of the semester.