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, please visit our transportation and lodging page 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.

Sample Day Activities for New Student Orientation

• Check-In
• Photo for Triton Card
• Welcome
• I Chose UMSL
• Introduction to Academic Life
• Money Matters
• Triton Technology
• Resource Expo and Lunch in the Nosh
• Academic Advising session in Academic Buildings
• Parent and Family Breakout sessions
• Parent and Family Reception in the Bookstore
• Closing Session
• Evaluations and Checklist Items

Parent and Family Program: Parents, family and guests are encouraged to attend NSO with their student and participate in a special program designed just for them.

Confirmation Packet:

After you have registered online for your NSO date, you will recieve a confirmation email to your UMSL email account with the date. In addition, you will recieve a confirmation packet in the mail prior to your NSO session.  For a quick glance, please CLICK HERE to preview the NSO Confirmation Brochure.

Please let us know if you have any questions prior to your NSO session date. We look forward to meeting you this summer!