International Student Orientation - Spring 2015

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 students. 

Undergraduate Students

New Student Orientation           

When:       January 12-14, 2015, starting on Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Who:         Undergraduate students new to the United States or from ELS
Sign up:     Register online here

Transfer Student Orientation    

When:       January 8, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Who:         Undergraduate students who have completed 30 credit hours or more at a U.S. university
Sign up:     Register online here

Graduate Students

New Student Orientation     

When:       January 12-13, 2015, starting on Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Who:         Graduate students new to the United States or from ELS
Sign up:     Register for orientation by completing your Admission Acceptance Form

Transfer Student Orientation     

When:       January 8, 2015, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.              
Who:         Graduate students who have completed 30 credit hours or more at a U.S. university
Sign up:     Register for orientation by completing 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.

On the first day of orientation, please bring:

  • 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