Transfer Student Orientation is a half-day orientation program for transfer students enrolling in fall and spring, that provides academic requirements and expectations, campus resources, involvement opportunities and the chance to meet current students. It is designed specifically for those students that have previous college experience.We encourage students to make an academic appointment prior to their TSO session. During your TSO session, you will also meet with faculty and academic advisors to learn more about your academic path, but advising is not apart of the program.  TSO will be able to finalize your registration process and allow you to get your Triton Card, parking and metro passes.

All tranfers students who have accumulated more than 24 college credit hours before starting at UMSL, can complete either the in-person Transfer Student Orientation  (TSO) or the Online Orientation. If you have less than 24 college credit hours you must sign up for the Transfer Student Orientation In-Person Orientation.

To view any mailed publications or a master checklist of items to assist, click this link Before Orientation.

Transfer Student Orientation

• Check-In
• Welcome
• I Chose UMSL
• Introduction to Academic Life
• Money Matters
• Triton Technology
• Closing Session
• Evaluations and Checklist Items
• Breakout Sessions
• Walking Campus Tour
• Scheduled Advising Appointments **

**Academic Advising is not scheduled during your Transfer Student Orientation. Due to the varied advising needs and availability, transfer students need to contact your advisor to schedule a separate appointment. At orientation, we will acquaint you with the online registration process that you will use during your career at UMSL. Students are encouraged to be advised prior to orientation that that we may assist and finalize your registration process. 

To make an academic advising appointment, please reference our Academic Advising page or use the MyConnect feature to set up an appointment electronically. 

After you have registered online for your TSO 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.

If you have a documented disability and would like more information about obtaining accommodations suitable for one with a disability during NSO, or addressing other concerns that may be applicable in the fall, review the information about the Disability Access Services. Please contact their office for any additional questions or concerns.

For disability accommodations, please contact:

Tara Cramer, Program Coordinator

Phone: (314) 516-6238