For Your UMSL Experience
Attend New Student Orientation.
Check your UMSL email account daily.
Meet with your advisor at least once each semester.
Learn the degree requirements for your major.
Complete your Math Proficiency Test and Math requirement.
Complete First Year Writing.
Attend the Major/Minor Jam.
Attend meetings for student organizations that interest you.
Use the support services that can help you succeed inside and outside of your classes.
For Your Career
Register for Handshake.
Consider attending Career Fairs and other Career Events.
Consider Volunteering to gain skills.
Explore the degrees we offer.
Visit the college advising offices to learn the benefits of different degrees.
Check What Can I Do With This Major? on the Career Services webpage.
Learn how to use Aetna insurance or petition the ISS office to use your own plan (if you qualify).
Become familiar with the immigration rules of your student visa type.
If you were provisionally admitted, submit required documents to avoid loss of immigration status.
Complete your immunization records if you did not submit them at the time of admission.
If you get an on-campus job, apply for a Social Security number through the ISS office.
Consult an international student advisor before accepting an internship or job off-campus.
Report any change of address within 10 days (through MyView).
reviewed and updated: June 2021