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. It’s a Triton Experience! 

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!

To start y2015 Orientation Preview Booklet our Orientation Experience-- Begin by Reading your Orientation Preview Booklet. This booklet provides step by step directions on how how to sign up for orientation, things to complete prior to orientation date, orientation schedule, math placement testing, academic advising, parking and more.

2016 Orientation Dates Listed Below

2016 Orientation Dates

Orientation Programs Offered

Orientation sessions are provided for first-time freshman, transfer, international, veterans, and parent and family members. Please see below for a detailed description of who should attend each session.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO) is a full day (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) on campus program for newly admitted first year freshman and transfer students with 24 or fewer college credit hours. Orientation is mandatory for all first time college students.

Click Here to View Orientation Dates and Register
All transfer students who have accumulated more than 24 college credit hours must complete ONE of the orientation options below. Orientation is mandatory for all new UMSL students to complete prior to classes beginning.

Tranfer Student Orientation  (In Person) Online Orientation (Online Tutorial)
Who Attends: TSO is a session for newly admitted student with more than 24 college credit hours to attend a half day program on campus. Online Orientation is an online web tutorial for newly admitted transfer students with more than 24 college credit hours. may complete on a computer or tablet.
Description of Program: 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. As an incoming transfer student, we understand that you may have previous college experience. In an effort to assist you in learning the UMSL resources and information there is a 60-minute online orientation tutorial that you may complete if you are not available to attend a Transfer Student Orientation in person. We do highly recommend attending in person if you are available. The online orientation can be accessed below and can be completed on computer or tablet. *Mobile devices do not work for the online orientation.Once you complete the online orientation, New Student Programs will be notified and will assist in releasing your Orientation hold on your myview account. You can also turn in the completion page in the Office of New Student Programs in 366 Millennium Student Center to obtain printed Triton Manual, lanyard, weeks of welcome schedule booklet, and a free t-shirt.
How to Register: Click Here to Register for Transfer Student Orientation Spring 2015 Click Here to Begin the Online Orientation
Admitted for Summer/Fall 2016

Currently CLOSED.

TSO registration will go live in February 2016.

Currently CLOSED.

Online Orientation will go live in February 2016.

Admitted for Spring 2016

Currently CLOSED.

TSO registration will go live in November 2015.

Currently CLOSED.

Online Orientation will go live in November 2015.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION (ISO) is a three-day program for newly admitted international students with less than 24 or fewer U.S. college credit hours. Visa-holding international students are required to attend a 3-day program: 2 days of International Student Orientation and third day is New Student Orientation.

Click here for dates and additional information.

The Office of New Student Programs serves our Undrgraduate admitted student population.Graduate Students should contact the Graduate School to learn about their orientation options.

Our Parent and Family Orientation is designed to help families assist their student in developing expectations, academic pathways, and easing the transition to the university.  The program is held during the New Student Orientation program, but it is separate from the student program. 

The Parent and Family Orientation provides parents and guests with information and resources designed specifically for them.  The parent and guest sessions include financial aid, housing, coping with the college transition, campus safety, and much more.  There is even an optional campus tour so parents and guests can see what being a student at UMSL is all about.

To Sign Up for Parent & Guest Orientation 
On the online registration page, there is an option for students to tell us how many guests they are bringing.

For additional parent and family programming, please visit our webpage for more details.