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 2020 Virtual Orientation 3-Part Webinar Series

Our Parent and Family Virtual Orientation is designed to help families assist their student in developing expectations, academic pathways, and easing the transition to the university. The Orientation provides parents and guests with information and resources designed specifically for them. The sessions include financial aid, housing, coping with the college transition, campus safety, and much more. There is even an optional virtual campus tour so parents and guests can see what being a student at UMSL is all about.

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Registration for the Parent and Family Virtual Orientation 3-Part Webinar Series is available. Click the link below to register and to learn more!

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Student Care Packages

Send your Triton a care package during finals, birthdays or just because. 

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Move-In Tips

Learn how to take the stress out of the move-in process.


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Parent and Family Newsletter

Staying informed is an essential way to be an involved and supportive parent. Through e-mails, 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 listserv.

For any questions, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at or call at 314-516-5271.