2021 Summer and Fall Orientation

Orientation registration is open for Summer and Fall 2021 undergraduate students. Register in your UMSL Triton Portal. If you have any questions, please email orientation@umsl.edu.


FIRST-TIME COLLEGE STUDENT

Welcome to UMSL. To assist with your transition to campus, all first-time college students must complete an Orientation. Select one of the dates below to participate in a synchronous, one-day program. During your Orientation experience, you will be able to connect with members from our UMSL campus, and learn about the academic advising process, how to register for courses, expectations in your academic college, student support services, UMSL technology, and additional ways to be a successful UMSL student. After you select your Orientation, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a schedule, and additional details on how prepare for your Orientation. 

We also encourage parents, family members, and guests to join us for a seperate Orientation experience - view here.


New Student Orientation (NSO) Dates:

  • June 2, 2021 (Wednesday) - Virtual
  • June 4, 2021 (Friday) - Virtual
  • June 17, 2021 (Thursday) - Virtual
  • June 19, 2021 (Saturday) - Virtual
  • July 15, 2021 (Thursday) - On-Campus
  • August 18, 2021 (Wednesday) - On-Campus

Below is a tentative schedule. Please make arrangements to join us for this one-day program. It will be presented over Zoom in a virtual format or on our UMSL main campus. You will receive a 1-week email reminder with your specific schedule and additional details on how to prepare.

Components of the program will include:

  • 8:30 am Welcome and Introduction to Academic Life
  • 11:00 am Money Matters - Financial Services Presentation
  • 11:30 am Triton Technology
  • 1 pm - 4:00 pm Academic Advising Appointments, view additional details
  • 1pm - 4:00 pm (Optional) Breakout Sessions including Campus Engagement and Student Support Services, Student Panel, Triton Technology 1:1 Assistance & Living on Campus Tours
*If attending on-campus orientation, check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Millennium Student Center, 2nd floor. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Campus tours and meeting with campus departments will be available. Due to space capacities, new students will only be able to attend. Parents and guests are encouraged to sign up for our virtual webinar series.


TRANSFER, ADULT AND ONLINE STUDENT

Welcome to UMSL. To assist with your transition to campus, all new students must complete an Orientation. You have two Orientation options: 1. Online Orientation (asynchronous option) or 2. On-Campus Orientation (synchronous option). Both orientation types will provide information, as it relates to academic advising, expectations in your academic college, student support services, UMSL technology, and additional tips to be a successful UMSL student. You may have already scheduled your academic advising appointment, but if you have not done so please move forward with making an appointment with your academic advisor to register for classes. Your Orientation must be completed prior to your first day of classes. After you select your Orientation below, you will receive a confirmation email with login and additional details on how to complete your Orientation. 

We also encourage parents, family members, and guests to join us for a seperate Orientation experience - view here.

View the orientation types below to select in your Triton Portal.


Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) (Synchronous Option) Dates:

  • May 14, 2021 (Friday) - Virtual
  • June 8, 2021 (Tuesday) - Virtual
  • July 8, 2021 (Thursday) - On-Campus
  • July 16, 2021 (Friday) - On-Campus
  • August 6, 2021 (Friday) On-Campus
  • August 14, 2021 (Saturday) - On-Campus

Below is a tentative schedule. Please make arrangements to join us for this one-day program. It will be presented over Zoom in a virtual format or on our UMSL main campus. You will receive a 1-week email reminder with your specific schedule and additional details on how to prepare.

Components of the program will include:

  • 8:30 am Welcome and Introduction to Academic Life
  • 11:00 am Money Matters - Financial Services Presentation
  • 11:30 am Triton Technology
  • 1 pm - 4:00 pm Academic Advising Appointments, view additional details
  • 1pm - 4:00 pm (Optional) Breakout Sessions including Student-Parents Networking & Success Session, Campus Engagement and Student Support Services, Student Panel, Triton Technology 1:1 Assistance, & Living on Campus Tours

*If attending on-campus orientation, check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Millennium Student Center, 2nd floor. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Campus tours and meeting with campus departments will be available. Due to space capacities, new students will only be able to attend. Parents and guests are encouraged to sign up for our virtual webinar series. 


Online Orientation (Asynchronous Option)
After you select the Online Orientation in your Triton Portal, you will recieve the login directions to complete this 45-minute online tutorial before classes begin. This program includes multiple sections and content including academic life, student support resources, triton technolgy, financial services, and registration. You can complete this asynchronous Orientation at your own pace, and recommend completing in one sitting. Upon completion, you will be presented with an option to schedule an appointment with New Student Programs to answer any questions or help you navigate next steps. You can complete this Orientation prior or after your individual academic advising appointment.

Off-Campus Orientation for students at our off-campus sites (Mineral Area College, Jefferson College, St. Louis Community College, and St. Charles Community College)

If you have any questions about your Off-Campus Orientation experience, please email Teri Furlow, Senior Academic Advisor for UMSL Off-Campus Sites at FurlowT@umsl.edu.

Components of the day:

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Academic Life
  • Money Matters
  • Triton Technology
  • Degree Program Overview
  • Breakout sessions