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

Discuss with your student, to join us at their Orientation session. The Parent and Family Orientation will provide separate informational sessions and resources designed specifically for them, and will include coping with the college transition, campus safety, inclusive community, career preparation, student success, alumni relations, and much more. Students can register guests for our Fall 2023 Triton Take-Off: Orientation + Welcome Registration in May 2023, more information to come to students via email. *Not a requirement for parents and guests to attend or stay the entire day.

If you are not able to attend, one of the Orientation sessions listed, please join us for a live, virtual webinar or watch the recordings below as they become available.

Parent and Family Virtual Webinar Series

Our Parent and Family Virtual Webinar Series is designed to help families assist their student in developing expectations, academic pathways, and easing the transition to the university. We understand that your schedule might be limited, and hope that these virtual webinar series allows you to connect with our campus departments, have a chance to address your questions, and gain the same resources that is presented at the Orientation sessions.

Virtual Webinar Info 


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 or call at (314) 516-5271.