New Student Orientation

What to Know Before You Arrive


Orientation Sessions

As you prepare for your Orientation session, we have some important information for you to review. In early spring you will receive an Orientation Information Brochure in the mail. Please make sure to review thoroughly before coming to campus.  It is also important to bring with you to your Orientation session.   

What to Bring

Parking for Orientation

You may park your car in LOT E during the NSO and TT programs. You will not need a parking pass for this day.  Please look for additional signage to assist with navigation around campus.

Campus Maps:


UMSL On-Campus Lodging: 

Limited on-campus lodging is available in Oak Hall.  The cost is $25/night/person.  Bedding and linens are provided.  To reserve a space in Oak Hall during your stay for NSO please call 314-516-4399 or visit (click on the <<NSO Lodging>> link).

Off Campus Lodging:

UMSL has special rates available at the Hilton Garden Inn, located approximately 5 minutes by car.  The rate is $109 and reservations can be made by calling (314)521-6444 and asking for the UMSL rate or visit (click on the <<NSO Lodging>> link).

Hilton Garden Inn-St. Louis Airport
4450 Evans Place | St. Louis, MO 63134
Hotel 314.521.6444  Direct 314.292.3983

Meals at Orientation

UMSL Catering will prepare two meals for Orientation participants: Breakfast and Lunch

There will be a wide variety of entrees and side orders at each meal. Vegetarian options will be available to those who indicate that preference when registering for orientation.  If you have other dietary needs, please note these in the accommodations section of your registration.  

Disability Concerns

If you have a documented disability and would like more information about obtaining accommodations suitable for one with a disability during NSO, or addressing other concerns that may be applicable in the fall, review the information about the Disability Access Services: Please contact their office for any additional questions or concerns.

For disability accommodations, please contact:
Phone: (314) 516-5228
TDD (hearing impaired only): (314) 516-5212

Watch for the signs with Louie to direct you to NSO Parking and Check-in!

Yard Sign