International Student Orientation (ISO) will be held in the Millennium Student Center with check-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. The main program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. 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. Then you will attend New Student Orientation with newly admitted domestic students. 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 Spring 2015: International Student Orientation is January 12-14, 2015. Registation is OPEN NOW!

Click Here to Register for New Student Orientation Spring 2015

*Students Enrolling for Summer/Fall 2015: ISO dates and registration will go live in February 2015.

If you have questions, please email 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, January 12, 2015 and will conclude on Wednesday, January 14, 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!

Download this Guide to Your First Week Booklet. January 2015