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: 314-516-5036
Email: newstudentprograms@umsl.edu
 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                 
Mailing Address
University of Missouri–St. Louis
Office of New Student Programs
388 Millennium Student Center
17 Arnold B Grobman Dr.  St. Louis MO  63121-4400
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We can also connect with Zoom - a web and video conferencing service that lets you connect one-on-one with our New Student Programs team. It's free and easy to use. Simply download the web or mobile application, email us to setup an appointment, and we will send you an email confirmation with a URL to join the meeting. We recommend that you manually download the web browser client before you start or join your first Zoom meeting. Also available on:

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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
Director
Email: greenmega@umsl.edu

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
Coordinator
Email: sullivanem@umsl.edu

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


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Jacque Flanagan, M.A. Communication
New Students Media and Communications Coordinator
Email: jflanagan@umsl.edu

Jacque Flanagan is the New Student Media and Communications Coordinator and has been at UMSL since July 2019. Before coming to UMSL, she operated as a freelance designer and independent filmmaker in St. Louis and on and off in Los Angeles working on commercial projects and social justice films.

She received her B.A. in Digital Media Production with an emphasis in digital cinema and her M.A. in Mass Communications at the University of Central Missouri. Her time as an undergraduate student was spent working in housing as a community advisor and assistant residence hall manager; as the student union building supervisor; and a layout designer for the student newspaper, The Muleskinner. Jacque continued her studies at UCM as a graduate assistant managing the student newspaper before completing her degree remotely while traveling professionally for her work.

These opportunities responsibilities included coordinating events, managing staff and student-personnel, print and film production planning with strict deadlines all while connecting with students to have the best college experience possible.

Her experiences make her fit to operate in many mediums and her devotion to academia and a diversely educated America keeps her motivated to be a voice for those who are underrepresented and underserved and to connect them to resources needed for success. Feel free to contact her by email or ext. 5073 with any media/communication-related or first-generation college student needs.