August Orientation FAQs

1. Why is it so important that I attend August Orientation?

August Orientation is your last chance to attend Mizzou’s advising, registration, and orientation program for new students. This program will welcome and introduce you to the campus community. It is your opportunity to meet with an academic advisor from your intended major and complete your fall course schedule. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet new and current MU students, interact with faculty and staff, and learn about involvement opportunities beyond the classroom. At August Orientation you will receive answers to any questions you may have.

2. How do I register for August Orientation?

Please go to newstudent.missouri.edu to register for one of the August Orientation sessions. You will need your user name and permanent password. Your user name can be found on the letter that was mailed to you with your acceptance letter. If you do not remember your password, you will need to go to myzou.missouri.edu and click on the link “Forgot Your Password?”

3. I prefer not to register online for August Orientation. What are my options?

Choosing the online option allows you to submit the information more quickly and increases the likelihood of receiving one of your top choices for August Orientation sessions. The online method allows you to pay any fees with a credit card or echeck. However, if you prefer to register for August Orientation by paper, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at (573) 884-9868 or summerwelcome@missouri.edu.

4. When I try to register for August Orientation I am told I have to pay a $300.00 fee. What is this fee?

All new on-campus degree seeking MU students are required to pay a one-time enrollment fee of $300.00. The fee is refundable until May 1. This fee must be paid in order to participate in August Orientation. If you choose to pay your enrollment fee online through the Office of Admissions (enrollmentfee.missouri.edu), please allow 48 hours for the payment to process before attempting to register for an August Orientation session.

5. Where is the schedule for August Orientation?

You will receive a schedule of session times and locations when you arrive and check-in. The first half of the day will primarily be information sessions, and the second half of the day will include advising and course registration, which each academic division does differently. The academic divisions will not allow you to meet with an advisor or register for courses if you do not attend all of the programs and events during August Orientation, so you must be here for the full day.

6. Where should I park for August Orientation?

Parking will be in the Virginia Avenue Parking Garage-LEVELS 4 and ABOVE ONLY. A parking permit will be handed out at the parking garage from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Please be sure to place it on the front dashboard of your car. You are subject to ticketing if you forget to display this permit or park in non-designated parking lots. The Office of New Student and Parent Programs is not responsible for ticket violations.

7. Where do I check in for August Orientation?

Check-in will be from 7:30am – 8:30am at the MU Student Center, Food Court. The building is located ont he corner of Hitt & Rollins Street.

8. I have already sent in money for my guests, and now one or both of them can't attend. What do I do?

If any of your registered guests change their schedule and can’t attend, you must let us know at least three business days before your session and we will issue you a refund for all appropriate expenses. Call us at 573-884-9868 to make changes to your reservation.

9. When will my August Orientation session be over?

Students attending a one-day session will complete their activities by 4:30pm.