New Student Experience Overview
About New Student Programs
New Student Orientation
International Student Orientation
Triton Overnight Experience
ALEKS Placement Testing
Parent and Family Programs
Parent and Family Orientation
First Year Parents
Communication and Publications
Weeks of Welcome
Exploring St. Louis
Students Who Are Parents
On Campus Services
WOW Crew Leaders
Faculty & Staff
The Office of New Student Programs is located in Suite 366 located on the third floor of the Millennium Student Center Building (MSC).
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 :00 p.m.
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Office of New Student Programs
366 Millennium Student Center
One University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400
Our Professional Staff
Megan Green, Director | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Green is the Director of New Student Programs and has been at UMSL since February 2013. Before coming to UMSL, she worked as an Assistant Director of Student Life, at Rockhurst University, where her primary responsibilities were in orientation, welcome week, family weekend, advising student organizations, and leadership development. Megan received her B.A. in Communication, Science and Disorder from Rockhurst University and M.Ed. in Higher Education and Administration from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Her work with student affairs began as an undergraduate student leader in the Office of Student Activities. She continued her education and working as the Program Assistant at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and then advanced as the Coordinator of New Student Programs at Southern Methodist University, where at both institutions excelled in implementing their extended orientation, welcome week, and parent programming. These opportunities have cultivated her passion for diversity education and leadership development, and given her experience in program expansion and implementation.
Kelly Heissler, Coordinator | E-mail: email@example.com
Kelly Heissler took on the role of Coordinator of New Student Programs in November 2013. Previously, she worked at UMSL as an Admissions Representative for three years. In the Admissions Office her primary responsibilities were to recruit new students and represent the university at various off-campus functions. She also assisted with campus tours, special events, open houses and new student orientation. Before joining the UMSL staff, she served as a graduate assistant for the Illinois State University Athletic Study Center and graduated with her M.S. in Sport Management. Her passion for student affairs began as an undergraduate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she was an orientation leader for the university’s orientation programs and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications. These experiences have allowed her to share her passion for higher education and continue to grow in a field that supports learning and leadership opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.
Katy Hubbard, Graduate Assistant | Email: Klh2q3@mail.umsl.edu
Hi UMSL community! As a Graduate Assistant, I assist the director with planning events, new programs, and evaluating their effectiveness. Before coming to UMSL I was in intern adviser at the University at Buffalo’s Student Support Services (TRIO) program and also have experience working in public schools and agencies as a support staff. I received my M Ed in School Counseling from University of Buffalo and have a BS in Animal Science from Delaware Valley College. Currently I am a student in the Counseling Supervision and Education PhD program here at UMSL. I can help answer questions about the New Student Programs events and programs (SWAP, NSO, Family Weekend, etc.).
Kathryn Knaus, National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Summer Intern | Email:
Kathryn is entering her second year in the University of Georgia’s College Student Affairs Administration masters program. She is also the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Involvement at the University of North Georgia. Kathryn is involved in the Student Personnel Association at UGA where she is the acting Vice President. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Elon University and is originally from Dayton, Maryland. She is excited to join the UMSL orientation staff and learn about what makes the Triton orientation experience great!