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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation: Your Natural Advantage will be held on:

  • March 30 - April 3, 2020 (spring start)
  • September 28 - October 2, 2020 (fall start)

Attendance is mandatory the entire week. Please contact Ken Donnelly, the Dean of Students, if you must be absent for any of Orientation. You’ll receive more information about Orientation, including the agenda and what to bring, a few weeks prior to orientation.

Orientation includes special ceremonies, including the Talking Stick Sharing Circle. During this exercise, all students share their story of how they came to SCNM.  A talking stick will be passed around the group for each student to attach a small article of personal significance. The stick will follow the class through the duration of your academic program.  This is wonderful opportunity for sharing and getting to know your fellow classmates.  

We ask all new students to bring a small article to attach to the stick. In the past, students have attached items such as: ribbons, necklaces, buttons, photos, shells, etc.