Freshmen Summer Welcome

Summer Welcome is closed until February 2016.

We recommend that parents and students sit down after school/work and complete this process together. This process will help your student to be familiar with using their password, navigating different university systems, and completing requirements for different university offices. We hope that this process will help your student prepare for their transition to college life.

Summer Welcome is Mizzou’s advising, registration and orientation program for new students, transfer students and parents who will be attending classes in the Fall.  It is an interactive one or two day session that provides essential information sessions, introduces concepts of college culture, and assists students in navigating buildings, residential halls, dining services, and provides you with the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor from your intended major and complete your Fall course schedule.

Thirty-six knowledgeable and helpful orientation leaders will serve as hosts and share their experiences with new students. Administrators and faculty will also be present at sessions throughout the day to answer questions and give you advice about your educational future.


A parking permit will be included with your Summer Welcome confirmation letter. You are subject to ticketing if you forget to display this permit or park in non-designated parking lots. The Office of New Student Programs is not responsible for ticket violations.

Parking will be in the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure-LEVELS 4 and ABOVE ONLY

Check-in for Summer Welcome will be from 7:30am – 8:30am at Rollins Commons in Hudson and Gillett Residence Halls.

On-Campus housing is provided for all students during Summer Welcome in an air-conditioned campus residence hall for $24 a night.  The overnight stay during this two-day program provides students with a valuable opportunity to begin the process of meeting other students after the day’s official activities have ended.

  • Parking permit (enclosed with this letter)
  • myZou student number (Eight digits)
  • Copies of your transcripts or other documentation of course credit
  • Government Issued-Photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport  (you will have your picture taken for your Mizzou TigerCard, the MU ID card, and identification is required)
  • Casual clothes including comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Laptop (if you would like it configured for the campus network)

If you are staying on campus during your Summer Welcome session:

  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes (residence halls have separate community bathrooms for men and women)
  • Personal toiletries (MU will provide soap, towels, and bed linens)

Optional items to bring:

  • Completed immunization documentation (if you have not already mailed this to campus, bring it with you)

2015 Summer Welcome Dates

(See Orientation Dates for up to date closures)

1.   Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 9-10 –Closed
2.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 10-11     Tiger ClimbClosed
* 3.  Thursday-Friday,  June 11-12 –Closed
4.  Sunday-Monday,  June 14-15 –Closed
* 5.  Monday-Tuesday,  June 15-16 –Closed
6.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 16-17 –Closed
7.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 17-18     Tiger Climb –Closed
8.  Thursday-Friday,  June 18-19 –Closed
9.  Sunday-Monday,  June 21-22 –Closed
*10.  Monday-Tuesday,  June 22-23 –Closed
*11.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 23-24 –Closed **IFC Formal (June 26-28)
*12.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 24-25  –Closed   Tiger Climb  **IFC Formal (June 26-28)
*13.  Thursday-Friday,  June 25-26-Closed
14.  Sunday-Monday,  June 28-29-Closed
*15.  Monday-Tuesday,  June 29-30-Closed **IFC Formal (June 26-28)
*16.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 30-July 1-Closed
17.  Sunday-Monday,  July 5-6-Closed
*18.  Monday-Tuesday,  July 6-7 
19.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  July 7-8
20.  Wednesday-Thursday,  July 8-9     Tiger Climb
*21.  Thursday-Friday,  July 9-10
22.  Sunday-Monday, July 12-13-Closed
*23.  Monday-Tuesday, July 13-14
24.  Tuesday-Wednesday, July 14-15
*25.  Wednesday-Thursday,  July 15-16

*College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) students should not choose these sessions.
** These days are optional choices for IFC Recruitment to reduce travel (it is not required to attend only these sessions to participate in these events)

Each session can accommodate only a limited number of people, so your immediate response is necessary to reserve your spot in a session.  Do not make airline or hotel reservations until you have received your confirmation letter from us.