Orientation will give you the knowledge, skills, and tools you need for your journey as a Mizzou Tiger.

We offer four orientation programs tailored to fit students’ varying needs. Below is a quick rundown of each one. Once you’ve learned which orientation program is right for you, click through to get important details and register.

Summer Welcome

For new students admitted for the fall semester, Summer Welcome is the next step in your transition to college life. While this year’s online format may be different from what you expected, don’t worry—you will still get everything you need to prepare for life at Mizzou!

During this two-day orientation, you’ll get essential information about living and studying at Mizzou.

You will…

  • Watch a pre-advising Divisional Orientation from the college or school your major falls under
  • Meet with an academic advisor from your chosen major
  • Register for your fall classes
  • Receive information on residential life, campus dining, financial aid, billing, and more

You’ll meet online in small groups with other incoming freshmen and the group will be led by Summer Welcome Leaders, who are current Mizzou students ready to answer your questions and share their insider knowledge of campus.

Transferring to Mizzou from another college or university? Visit the Transfer Student page for additional information. 

Military veterans and other nontraditional students can opt to attend a one-day version of Summer Welcome. Contact us at 573-884-9868 or summerwelcome@missouri.edu for details.

August Welcome

Who’s it for?

Students starting classes in August who are not able to attend Summer Welcome

When is it?

Sessions typically occur the week before classes begin in August

When can I register?

Registration opens toward the end of the summer. Eligible students will receive an email invitation to sign up

Winter Welcome

Who’s it for?

Freshmen, transfer students and nontraditional students who are admitted to begin classes in January for the spring semester

When is it?


When can I register?

Registration opens in early November

International Welcome

Who’s it for?

International students

When is it?

Sessions take place throughout the year

When can I register?

Contact the International Center for information and registration