Freshmen Summer Welcome

Summer Welcome Registration will open February 20, 2017.

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.


Parking permit’s are now electronic, utilizing your license plate number.  Please make sure you submitted your vehicle information via the link before parking.  This link will be emailed to your student prior to your selected date.  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 $25 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; if you haven’t submitted them to Admissions.
  • 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)
  • Completed immunization documentation (if you have not already mailed this to campus, bring it with you)
  • Casual clothes including comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Laptop (Bring on Day 2, 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 (upon request at the front desk), towels, and bed linens)

2017 Summer Welcome Dates

(See Orientation Dates for up to date closures)

1.   Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 6-7
2.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 7-8   Tiger Climb
3.  Thursday-Friday,  June 8-9
4.  Sunday-Monday,  June 11-12
*5.  Monday-Tuesday,  June 12-13
6.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 13-14
7.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 14-15    Tiger Climb
*8.  Thursday-Friday,  June 15-16 
9.  Sunday-Monday,  June 18-19
*10.  Monday-Tuesday,  June 19-20
11.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 20-21
12.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 21-22  Tiger Climb -**IFC Recruitment (June 23-25)
*13.  Thursday-Friday,  June 22-23   **IFC Recruitment (June 23-25)
14.  Sunday-Monday,  June 25-26
*15.  Monday-Tuesday,  June 26-27 **IFC Recruitment (June 23-25)
16.  Tuesday-Wednesday,  June 27-28
17.  Wednesday-Thursday,  June 28-29    Tiger Climb
18.  Thursday-Friday,  June 29-30
19.  Wednesday-Thursday,  July 5-6- Not Available
20.  Thursday-Friday,  July 6-7- Not Available

*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 Summer Welcome or IFC Recruitment)

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 submitted and paid for your reservation which confirms your date selection.