New Student Programs

What to Know Before You Arrive


Orientation Sessions

At orientation, you will receive a lot of materials and information that will be very helpful in getting you aquainted with our campus and the people that are here to help you be academically successful. Here are some things that you can do now to prepare you for your orientation session. 

Checklist Before Orientation

Download Checklist Before Orientation

Confirmation Packet:

After you have registered online for your Orientation 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 session.

For a quick glance, please click HERE to preview the Confirmation Brochure.

Please let us know if you have any questions prior to your session date.

What to Bring

Parking for Orientation

You may park your car in LOT E during the Orientation programs. You will not need a parking pass for this day.  Please look for additional signage to assist with navigation around campus.

Campus Maps:


Off Campus Lodging:

UMSL has special rates available at the Hilton Garden Inn, located approximately 5 minutes by car.  The rate is $109 and reservations can be made by calling (314)521-6444 and asking for the UMSL rate or visit

Hilton Garden Inn-St. Louis Airport
4450 Evans Place | St. Louis, MO 63134
Hotel 314.521.6444  Direct 314.292.3983

Meals at Orientation

UMSL Catering will prepare breakfast for Orientation participants.

Disability Concerns

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:
Phone: (314) 516-5228
TDD (hearing impaired only): (314) 516-5212

Watch for the signs with Louie to direct you to Parking and Check-in!

Yard Sign