We know the transition to college can be difficult. You are not alone. New Student Programs is also committed in assisting new parents and family members to the Triton community.  In order to make a smooth transition and to assist your student, we have specific resources and a separate parent and family orientation program.

LEARN about the educational opportunities available to your student.

MEET your student's academic representative.

ENGAGE in an overview of campus life.

DISCUSS timely topics with campus representatives.

SHARE questions and concerns with other family members.

BROWSE throughout the Resource Expo offering a myriad of opportunities around campus.

UMSL Parent and Family 3-Part Virtual Webinar Series 

We invite our UMSL parents, family members, and guests to join us in a 3-part webinar series to assist your student in transition to the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Our campus is excited to have you apart of this journey, and look forward to connecting with you through these webinar series.

If you are not able to join us during the live presentations, these will be recorded and posted on our website to reference at a later time. We also encourage you to sign up for our monthly Parent and Family Newsletter to stay informed with campus announcements, important dates, campus events, and helpful resources to assist your student with a successful UMSL experience.


Click the link below to register for these free webinar series. We will provide a reminder email, within 24 hours, of your selected webinar that will include a zoom login information.

register here

Tuesday, July 21 @5:30 pm - Parent and Family Welcome and Orientation 

Join campus faculty and administrators as they provide family members with information, tips, and tricks to help support their students in achieving success while at UMSL. The session will communicate important family resources, strategies for supporting your student throughout their UMSL Experience, campus safety, policies and procedures, and more! 

Presenters: Dr. Natissia Small, Assistant Provost for Access and Academic Support, Dr. Lynn Staley, Teaching Professor, Dr. D’Andre Braddix, Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs, Officer Dustin Smith, Mrs. Megan Green Simonds, Director of New Student Programs will lead this session and be available to address any questions.

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Talking Points Handouts, PDF

Wednesday, July 29 @5:30 pm -  Fostering an Inclusive Campus Environment & From a College Career to a Successful Career

UMSL strives to be a campus where all members of the community feel welcomed and supported. This session will talk with family members about a variety of services, programs, and initiatives offered to meet the needs of our diverse student communities. We will provide tips and tricks for helping students navigate their path in college to prepare for success in their path to a career. Get a glimpse of the opportunities available both inside and outside the classroom to develop and hone their personal, professional, and leadership skills.

Presenters: Dr. Natissia Small, Assistant Provost for Access and Academic Support, Dr. Lynn Staley, Teaching Professor, Jessica Long-Pease, Senior Director of Student Affairs, and Teresa Balestreri, Director of Career Services

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Thursday, August 6 @5:30 pm - Fall Opening Overview: Classroom Experience, Welcome Programming, & More!

Join us for a virtual presentation to learn more about the upcoming Fall semester, safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, and how to help your student prepare for their first UMSL semester. The following departments will be present to provide updates and time for Q&A.  Associate Dean of Students in Division of Student Affairs, New Student Programs, Residential Life and Housing, Academic Affairs, and Student Involvement.

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