New student orientation


Welcome to USM!


Welcome to USM. As a new student to the university, we have several important dates for you to know. Please review this page and others to help guide you through your USM experience! 

Important Information

  • Fall athletes: (Football, Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Cheer, Dance, and Cross Country ONLY), must check-in for New Student Orientation on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.  If you are a residential student, check-in is from 8 a.m. - noon on the Aug. 10.  If you are a commuter student, check-in is between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on the Aug. 10.  All check-ins will take place in the Social Room (Saint Mary Hall 204).

  • Incoming students: (Freshmen who are not fall athletes) will check-in for New Student Orientation on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.  If you are a residential student, check-in is between 8 a.m.- noon. on the Aug. 17.  If you are a commuter student, check-in is between 11 a.m.-1  p.m. on the Aug. 17.  All check-ins will take place in the Social Room (Saint Mary hall 204).

  • Transfer Students: (transfers who are not fall athletes) will check-in for New Student Orientation on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.  If you are a residential student, check in is between 8 a.m. – noon on the Aug. 19. If you are a commuter student, check-in is between 10 – 11:30 a.m.  All check-ins will take place in the Social Room (Saint Mary Hall 204).

Please keep in mind that while the residence halls open at 8 a.m. on the respective check-in days, you MUST check-in, starting in the Social Room, prior to moving into the residence halls.  Also, keep in mind that orientation is required for all new students. 

Please note, Matriculation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20. This is a ceremony welcoming all new students into the USM community and is a significant time for everyone.  Please make sure to bring your Sunday best clothes for this event.  And on Tuesday evening, we will be hosting a Welcome BBQ for all students, new and returning, as well as faculty, staff, and administration.  It will be a wonderful time for all the USM community to gather and get the academic year started!

 

 

Additional Important Information:

 

  • Health Records:  All incoming students (residential and commuter) are required to provide a completed Health History Form and Immunization Record.  In addition, all residential students, international students, and athletes will have additional forms to complete on-line.  All students can complete their information and/or upload their forms on-line at www.stmary.edu/Student-Life/Student-Wellness/Required-Medical-Forms.aspx.  If you have any questions please contact RaeAnn Taylor at (913) 758-4334 or taylor02@stmary.edu

  • Required Immunizations:  The meningitis vaccination is a required immunization for those residing in the residence halls, according to Kansas State law.  The other required immunizations for all students are a Tetnus-Diptheria booster within the last 10 years, 2 doses of Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine, and a PPD TB test within the last 12 months.  Other recommended vaccines are a primary series of Polio vaccine, 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, and Varicella vaccine (if you have not had chicken pox).

  • Health Insurance:  All athletes, residential students and international students are required to have primary health insurance.  If you are not currently covered by health insurance, please contact the Student Life Office (studentlife@stmary.edu).  Athletes will also be required to purchase the University’s athletic insurance.  Residential students will be enrolled in the Accident Policy carried by USM, unless proof of other insurance is provided.  This Accident Policy only covers accidents that happen on campus and is not a substitute for health insurance.

 

Orientation
Schedules


 

Fall Athletes - Aug. 10
Aug. 10 Orientation
 
Parent Schedule
 
Freshman - Aug. 17-20
Aug. 17-20 Orientation
 
Parent Schedule
Transfer Students 
Aug. 19-20
Aug. 19-20 Orientation
 

Contact USM's  Student Life Office

Dr. Wendi Santee
913-758-6120
On campus: ext. 6120
Wendi.Santee@stmary.edu