International Student Orientation - Fall 2014

Moving to a new place can be both exciting and challenging. Fortunately, many staff and students at UMSL want to share your excitement and help you through the challenges. At orientation, you will meet many of these people. Orientation will equip you with the skills to transition smoothly and succeed at UMSL. Orientation is also a fun way to learn about St. Louis and UMSL. We are glad you chose UMSL and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus community!

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students. To download the full orientation schedule, click here

When is orientation?

UNDERGRADUATES: New Student Orientation           

When:       August 18 – 20, 2014, starting on Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Who:         All students new to the United States and anyone who graduated from ELS
Sign up:     Register online here

UNDERGRADUATES: Transfer Student Orientation    

When:       May 8, July 11, or July 30
Who:         Students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at a U.S. university
Sign up:     Register online here

GRADUATES: New Student Orientation     

When:       August 18 – 19, 2014, starting on Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Who:         All students new to the United States and anyone who graduated from ELS
Sign up:     Register for orientation by turning in your Admission Acceptance Form

GRADUATES: Transfer Student Orientation     

When:       May 8, July 11, or July 30               
Who:         Students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at a U.S. university
Sign up:     Register for orientation by turning in your Admission Acceptance Form

During orientation, you can:

  • register for classes
  • connect with other UMSL students
  • learn about your immigration status
  • discover student organizations
  • go shopping
  • gather tips about safety, health, and cultural adjustment
  • get to know campus and St. Louis before classes begin
Where is orientation?
  • Orientation is on the second and third floor of the Millennium Student Center (MSC) on UMSL's North Campus. See umsl.edu/maps.html for maps.

Please bring the following items on the first day of orientation:

  • your I-20 or DS-2019
  • your passport and visa
  • your local St. Louis address
  • details of your emergency contact person (phone, email)
  • all documents above for each dependent (spouse or children), if applicable