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As a residential college, Saint Michael’s is dedicated to making the entire college experience rewarding, engaging, and filled with learning — both inside and outside the classroom. We welcome you to our learning community and look forward to helping you make your four years of college memorable and transformative.

This page contains the information you need during your first year as a student at St. Mike’s. More items will be added as the information becomes available.

Here are a few key dates to prepare for, but please look below for information about new student events and things you need to do before arriving to campus in August. 

August 22Move In
August 22-25Orientation
August 26Classes Begin

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Connect With Your Class

Meet the Class of 2028 - in person or online - with our Admitted Student Days, Knight for a Day options and the Class of 2028 Instagram account!

Admitted Student Day

Visit Saint Michael's to get a glimpse of the incredible experiences that await you and make meaningful connections with your new classmates and faculty members!

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Knight for a Day

Join us for this firsthand look at what it's like to be a part of our amazing community. Explore a faculty-led seminar, chat with current students, and enjoy any of our awesome campus activities!

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Meet the Class of 2028!

Meet and interact with your future friends and classmates from the Class of 2028 on Instagram and keep up-to-date on important events and deadlines.

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Forms and Information

Below you will find links to important forms that new students need to complete before arriving at Saint Michael's, as well as helpful resources and services for students and their families.

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Next Steps and Key Dates

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Information for New Students

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Information for Parents

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Academic and Student Support

Check out the information below to learn more about course selection, summer advising and how the Office of Purposeful Learning will impact your first year.

Students work on a project in a Graduate Education course at Saint Michael's College.

Suggestions for Selecting Courses

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Office of Purposeful Learning Student Success Advisors Katie Barry, left, and Vernita Weller, center, speak to a student during the inaugural

Office of Purposeful Learning

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A solar array alongside campus helps with energy conservation efforts at Saint Michael's.

Academic Calendar

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First Year Seminar

Each year, incoming Saint Michael's students enroll in a First-Year Seminar course and read a specially-chosen Common Text. Students read the Common Text over the summer andjoin in class discussion as part of their First-Year Seminar course, which they take in the first or second semester.

Students at Saint Michael's College read from a paper during a class.


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The photo above show scenes from education classes and events at Saint Michael's College. Below in descending order are images of Claudine Bedell (left) and Amy Saks-Pavese (right) from the education faculty, and other scenes from graduate classes and department events.

Course Descriptions

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Common Text

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