International Student Orientation (ISO) will be held in the Millennium Student Center from Monday, August 17 – Wednesday, August 19, 2015. ISO will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at UMSL as an international student. You will meet other new international students and current students who will help you transition smoothly to life in St. Louis during the first two days. Then on the third day you will attend New Student Orientation with new students from the U.S.. Check-in begins at 8:00am on the first day. The main program will begin at 9:00am. Please make arrangements to stay on campus until 5:00pm for all three days.

On the first day of orientation, please bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, local St. Louis address, and emergency contact information (family or friends in the U.S. or abroad who we could contact if you have an emergency) for yourself and any dependents.

2015 Dates and Registration 

Students enrolling for Fall 2015: International Student Orientation is August 17-19, 2015. Registration is OPEN NOW!

Click Here to Register for New Student Orientation Spring 2015

*Students Enrolling for Spring 2016: ISO dates and registration will go live in November 2015.

If you have questions, please email orientation@umsl.edu or call 314-516-5291.

Schedule of Events 

• Immigration Check-in
• Your F-1/J-1 Immigration Status
• Health, Wellness, & Safety
• English Placement Exam
• Scavenger Hunt - explore the UMSL campus
• Lunch with current students
• “You Choose” Breakout Sessions about on-campus
jobs, driving, and banking in the U.S.
• Optional International House Welcome Party
• Optional Outing in St. Louis

Orientation Confirmation:

After you have registered online for your ISO date, you will receive a confirmation email to your UMSL email account with the date, time and location for the program for New Student Orientation. Please continue to check your UMSL Email account for additional updates and reminders about the entire 3-day International Student Orientation experience. International Student Orientation will begin on Monday, August 17, 2015 and will conclude on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 with check-in beginning at 8:00 am and concluding at 5:00 pm in the Millennium Student Center.

Please let us know if you have any questions prior to your Orientation date. We look forward to meeting you!