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.  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. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the Orientation session. 

2015 Dates and Registration 

Registration is OPEN for student enrolling for Summer/Fall 2015

Click Here to Register for New Student Orientation Spring 2015

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

If you need to change or reschedule your NSO date, please email orientation@umsl.edu or call 314-516-5291.

Complete Checklist Before Orientation

Schedule of Events 

Check-in for Orientation will be held at 8:00 a.m. of each session and will conclude at 5:00 p.m., so please make travel plans accordingly. Student must stay for the entire day or will have to make up the session.

• Check-In
• Photo for TritonCard
• 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 receive an immediate confirmation email to your UMSL email account. A week prior to your Orientation date, please check your UMSL email account for a reminder and update regarding your Orientation session. For additional information regarding your Orientation experience, please read the Orientation Preview booklet that was mailed or download.

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