Orientation FAQs

What You Need to Know

First, you should know that New Student Orientation is fun! During orientation, you will meet your classmates, register for classes, obtain your student ID and learn your way around campus.

Our orientation leaders are excited to welcome you into the folds of the campus community. As current students, orientation leaders will help you learn about what to expect during your first semester on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about New Student Orientation.

How much does New Student Orientation cost?

There is no charge for new students to attend orientation at this time. Students have an orientation fee on their fall tuition bill that covers New Student Orientation and the first-year Foundations of Learning course.

During First-Year Orientation, guests pay a $40 fee per person to offset the cost of campus dining and orientation materials. Guests can choose to purchase an optional orientation T-shirt.

What if I need to arrive early or stay late?
Out-of-town students who plan to arrive in St. Louis the day prior to orientation or need overnight accommodations the evening after orientation may make arrangements for on-campus lodging. If you plan to arrive early or need to stay the night after orientation, please complete the on-campus lodging registration form immediately after you register for orientation.
What if I have dietary or physical needs?
Accommodations will be provided during New Student Orientation. Please note any dietary restrictions, mobility concerns or other needs to make you more comfortable on your orientation registration form.