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Welcome to New Student Programs

The Office of New Student Programs (NSP) provides ongoing programs and services that support new students and families in transition to University of Missouri–St. Louis.

We provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, connect students to university resources and people, acquaint new students with institutional expectations and values, promote learning and discovery both inside and outside of the classroom, and foster pride in the UMSL community.  

Contact Us.

Phone: 314-516-5291
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mailing Address
University of Missouri–St. Louis
Office of New Student Programs
366 Millennium Student Center
One University Boulevard St. Louis MO  63121-4400

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NSP Staff. Get to know us.

Welcome from the New Student Programs Staff! We look forward to assisting you with high quality support to begin your UMSL Experience.

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Megan Green Simonds, M.Ed. Student Affairs in Higher Education

Megan Green Simonds 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.

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Erin Sullivan, M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education

Erin Sullivan is the Coordinator of New Student Programs and has been at UMSL since January 2017.  Before coming to UMSL, she worked as an Assistant Director for New Student Programs, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Her primary responsibilities were in student leadership development for Orientation Student Coordinators and Orientation Leaders, growing the extended orientation experience, and various events in New Student Programs.  

Erin received both her Bachelor of Sciences in Marketing and Master of Sciences in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University.  Her excitement for student affairs began as a highly involved student on campus, through her Orientation Leader and Team Leader role in the New Student and Family Programs office. The drive to my work is to have a welcoming, diverse, helpful, and engaging environment for all of our new students and our Orientation Leader team.  Feel free to contact me about any questions you may have about Orientation! #GoTritons #UMSL


Abby Frye, Graduate Student
Summer 2018 Intern

Abby Frye is from Wisconsin originally, but currently attends Eastern Illinois University as a graduate student studying College Student Affairs. Previously, Abby studied English and communication at the University of Wisconsin -- Green Bay. While at Green Bay, she was involved in Residence Life and worked in the University Union. She is most excited to  work with the orientation staff to welcome new students to UMSL this summer!


Taberie Halling, Graduate Student
Summer 2018 Intern

Taberie Halling is the NODA orientation intern for summer 2018. She is a graduate student in the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs program at the University of Northern Iowa. At UNI, she is the graduate assistant for student philanthropy and manages the UNI crowdfunding platform, PAWprint.

Taberie is also a graduate intern in the Office of Student Life and works with the UNI Greek community supporting Greek leaders on campus. She has other volunteer roles on and off of campus, such as advisor for a sorority chapter, executive council member for the Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association at UNI, and Director of Junior Staff for the Kansas Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY). Before attending UNI, Taberie received her Bachelor of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Kansas State University. She is excited to join the UMSL team this summer and to discover what it means to be a Triton!