New Student Programs

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Missouri-St. Louis! We are excited you have chosen to become a Triton!

Your college experience begins at UMSL Orientation program. Attending Orientation is the most effective way to get your questions answered and prepare for your first year at UMSL.

Orientation is not just a program; it’s a Triton Experience!  You will learn how to navigate the campus, be introduced to helpful campus resources and discover the amazing opportunities that college life offers.

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer student or international student,  Orientation can help you connect with your new campus community.  Through small group activities and an optional overnight experience, freshman can create friendships with other new students and learn insider tips and tricks from current students, faculty and staff. Our transfer and international programs are designed specifically for the unique needs of these students.  From academic college sessions to discussion breakouts with current students and offices, networking has never been easier.

We understand that starting college can be an overwhelming experience. Orientation will calm your fears and help you get started on a path to success!  We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions as you discover your new life as a University of Missouri-St.Louis Triton! Congratulations!

Please select your Orientation Program:

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO) is a full day on
campus programs for newly admitted first year and transfer
students with 30 or fewer college credit hours. Orientation
is mandatory for all first time college students.

TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION (TSO) is a half day on
campus program for newly admitted transfer students with
more than 30 college credit hours. There is also an Online Orientation option to complete.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION (ISO) is a twoday
program for newly admitted international students with
less than 30 or fewer U.S. college credit hours. Visa-holding
international students are required to attend ISO and NSO.

**Graduate Students should contact the Graduate School to learn about their orientation options.