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Zaragoza, our orientation program for new undergraduate students at St. Mary’s University, is moving online for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. While we will miss seeing you in person, we have put together an online course for this summer that will be followed by an online experience Aug. 3-7. Check your email for more information.

This year’s Zaragoza New Student Orientation begins with an online course via Canvas, the University’s learning management system. The course is split into four phases over June and July 2020.

Phase 1

Once a student has deposited and registered for Zaragoza, they will receive an email in their St. Mary’s University inbox with an invitation to join the Zaragoza course in Canvas. Students will be welcomed to the University with an overview of St. Mary’s University’s mission and Marianist heritage and a detailed explanation of the Zaragoza 2020 process. Students will go through a checklist on how to submit the pre-advising questionnaire, health records and accessibility needs, as well as instructions on how to navigate and use Canvas.

Phase 2

Students will complete required modules prior to scheduling an advising appointment.

Phase 3

Once all required modules are completed in Phase 2, students will meet individually with their Academic Advisers to adjust and finalize Fall 2020 schedules. Remember to check your St. Mary’s inbox for instructions on setting up your appointment.

Phase 4

After meeting with their Academic Advisers, students will return to the Canvas course to complete remaining online modules to prepare for attending St. Mary’s University in the fall. The modules must be completed by Friday, July 31.

On-campus Zaragoza Programs in August
All new residential students (freshmen and transfers) will receive housing assignments on July 15.  That email will include information regarding move-in times, details on the move-in process, and expectations, along with a coordinating time for their on-campus Zaragoza experience (Aug. 3-6).  All new commuter students will receive a separate email with available times for their on-campus Zaragoza experience (Aug. 6-7).  

In addition, all new freshmen are required to attend Zaragoza Days on Aug. 8 and 9. 

Parent Programs

We are developing a special online course for parents that will be available in July. Please check back for updates.

Questions? Contact the Zaragoza team at or 210-436-3473.

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