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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 your Orientation Experience-- Begin by Reading your Orientation Preview Booklet (January2016). 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.
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.
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.
The Office of New Student Programs serves our Undergraduate 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.