New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation


Orientation is the first part of the orientation process designed to assist you in making a comfortable transition to University life at UMSL. It is a one-day mandatory program for First-Year students who will be enrolling in the fall or spring semester at UMSL.  Sessions are designed to offer information to assist you in your transition to University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Programs provide academic requirements and expectations, campus resources, involvement opportunities and the chance to meet current students.  Orientation Leaders will serve as hosts and share their experiences with new students. Administrators and faculty will also be present at sessions throughout the day to answer questions and give you advice about your educational future.

Each of the Orientation sessions will accommodate approximately 100 new students and their family members. If you would like to stay on campus to provide an opportunity to experience residence hall living at UMSL and to interact with the upper class orientation student leaders also living in Oak Hall, please email to make arrangements. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the Orientation session.

Check-in for Orientation will be held at 8:00 a.m. of each session.

Activities will conclude at 5:00 p.m., so please make travel plans accordingly.

An Orientation Information Brochure will be mailed to each student when online orientation registration is live. Please read the entire brochure before attending Orientation.

Please DO NOT make travel arrangements until you have registered for orientation.

Registration for Orientation will be available in February.

Bring The Family!

We encourage all family members to attend Orientation with their students.  In addition to attending some of the sessions with your students, we have planned some specific activities for parents and families.  The registration fee for family or guest members is $35 each and covers the cost of meals and program materials. 

Orientation Sessions: 

Orientation registration will be available in February. 

2013 Session Dates:

Wednesday, June 5
Thursday, June 6 *
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Thursday, July 25
Friday, July 26
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2 *

*Engineering Students please register for either of these two options.

Honors Students:

All honors students receive an invitation to join the Honors Program.  Upon acceptance of the invitation, students are assigned an academic advisor who works specifically with honors students.

Orientation Registration:

In February, registration for Orientation will be open to all students who have completed their registration process.  Click below to find instructions and begin your registration.


Tentative Schedule for the Day

Family Program

Checklist Before you Arrive