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It’s your first year at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and you want to succeed! The First-Year Experience (FYE) program was designed to help you excel in the classroom and adjust to life as a Triton whether you're a first-year or transfer student. Challenges? Fears? Obstacles? FYE provides you with the resources and support to overcome these barriers to success.

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Ready to be a Triton? Take the next steps on your path to earning a degree from UMSL.

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Start off on the right foot by joining events and activities that will welcome and introduce you to campus life.

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Parents and families are welcome additions to the Triton team. Get involved and share your UMSL Pride.

We are here every step of the way.

Contact New Student Programs Office with any questions.

Program What It Is More Information
A program for newly admitted first year and transfer students. Students must complete an orientation prior to beginning classes and may choose a variety of orientation sessions offered in May-August, and January for those who start in the spring.You will learn how to navigate campus, be introduced to helpful campus resources and discover the amazing opportunities college life offers.Through small group activities and an optional overnight experience, students can create friendships with other new students and learn insider tips from current students, faculty and staff.
Living and Learning Communities Small group of students with similar interests and majors take courses and/or live together on the same floor Living and Learning Communities are specialized living environments that help connect students in and out of class learning. Students who choose to live in an LLC have a direct connection to their classroom experience through being a cohort with other residential students, intentional events and programs, and dedicated staff member working to make the community a success.
First Year Experience Courses UMSL invests in out of classroom experience All new students are invited to attend a variety of events organized by campus partners and streamlined to assist new students during their first year of college.
Triton Take-Off Weekend   TritonTake-Off Weekend A three-day series of events designed to act as an extension of the orientation process and to welcome all new students the days leading up to their first week of classes.
Week of Welcome Week of Welcome Weeks of Welcome provides six weeks of sponsored events designed to help transition students to life at UMSL.
Emerging Leaders Emerging Leaders Emerging Leaders connects new students and encourages them to explore their leadership skills. First-year students can apply leadership knowledge to future on-campus positions, life and career goals, and social opportunities with their peers and the campus.
MyEngage MyEngage The Office of Student Involvement MyEngage software provides easy access to and engagement with more than 90 student organizations including fraternities and sororities, service organizations and academic support organizations.
Student Employment Live. Learn. Work On Campus Campus Life offices rely heavily on peer to peer education through various leadership roles and on-campus student employment opportunities.There are over 200 student employment positions on campus that allow students to enhance their leadership skills, financial opportunity, and growth in personal and professional development skills.
Traditions/Spirit UMSL hosts yearly traditional events throughout the year Annual Traditional Events Include:
Fall: Student Organization Expo, Big Event (Day of Service)
Spring: Homecoming, Mirth Week, One is Done Celebration
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