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Whether your student is just beginning his or her life in music, or has been active for years, McNally Smith is here to help you.

Is your student considering a life in music? Visit our Admissions office to begin learning about the process of enrollment at McNally Smith, or read about Financial Aid options for music students. You can also visit Career Services to see the many, diverse paths a life in music can take.

If you are a parent of a current student, check out you may be interested in Student Life at McNally Smith, which includes Housing & Dining, Student Organizations, Student Employment, and other services.

Parent Services can be found within the Office of Student Affairs.


Family Orientation:

We will be hosting a Family Orientation on Sunday, September 6, 2015 to address topics of interest to parents and other significant family members. Adult family members are encouraged to attend this orientation to familiarize themselves with the College and to learn how we support our students. While New Student Orientation is required, the Family Orientation is entirely optional.

Unable to attend Family Orientation? We are happy to mail you a copy of the Family Orientation Handbook and include you in our periodic parent emails. Just as the New Student Orientation is geared for the new students, Family Orientation is geared for the parents, guardians, and significant others. There is no need for your student to attend the Family Orientation.

Family Orientation
Sunday, September 6, 9:00am-1:00pm
9:00-10:00 — Check-in, refreshments, self-guided tours

10:00-12:00 — Welcome to McNally Smith!

  • Our community 
  • College policies
  • Adjusting to college
  • Making a life in music

12:00-1:00 — Luncheon, information tables, Q&A

In order for us to be able to properly serve you, we would be grateful if you could email or call us at 651-361-3425 with the following information:

  • Your student’s name
  • Number and names of those attending
  • Accommodation/accessibility needs
  • Email address(es) you would like us to use for periodic electronic newsletters
  • If you cannot attend, please let us know and we will forward you the Family Orientation Handbook.


Metered on-street parking is available around the school at a rate of 1-2$ per hour depending on where you park. There are also two parking ramps each within a block of the main 19 Exchange St. building:  7A Municipal Ramp at 13 W. Exchange St. and World Trade Center Ramp, 477 Cedar St.

On behalf of the Office of Student Life and the rest of the college, we are looking forward to connecting with you at the Family Orientation!