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At the University of Missouri-St. Louis, we believe that parents and families play an essential role in the overall success of students. We strive to ensure that the college experience is rewarding, both academically and socially for your student. By providing important resources, communication, education and relationships to our parents, we can help our students by giving them the necessary support that will enable them to accomplish their goals.

Parent and Family Orientation Experience

Orientation is designed to create a dynamic, celebratory and welcoming environment—not only for new students, but also for every parent and family member who joins our UMSL community.

You are invited to upcoming family-friendly orientation activities to make connections with administrators and fellow parents and families while learning more about the University of Missouri-St. Louis, experience your student’s college life, and make lifelong memories together.

Orientation Information

Parent and Family Newsletter

Staying informed is an essential way to be an involved and supportive parent. Through emails, newsletters, social media and a month to month student transitions calendar, we hope you will be able to stay connected and aid your student in any issues they face. We encourage you to keep a close check on our website and take advantage of our communication efforts and publications. After all, we are here for you!

The UMSL Family Connections E-Newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date on all things going on at UMSL. Find out more information about our Inclement Weather Policy, how to help your student decide on a major, what events are coming up on campus, housing information and more! Our Family Connections E-Newsletter is distributed monthly via our family listserve.


For any questions, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at newstudentprograms@umsl.edu or call at (314) 516-5271.