Orientation

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 online 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.

Summer Welcome 2020 Dates

Thursday, June 11 – Friday, June 12

Sunday, June 14 – Monday, June 15

Monday, June 15 – Tuesday, June 16**

Tuesday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 17

Wednesday, June 17 – Thursday, June 18

Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19

Sunday, June 21 – Monday, June 22*

Monday, June 22- Tuesday, June 23**

Tuesday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 24

Wednesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 25

Thursday, June 25 – Friday, June 26*

Sunday, June 28 – Monday, June 29

Monday, June 29 – Tuesday, June 30**

Tuesday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 1

Sunday, July 5 – Monday, July 6*

Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, July 7**

Tuesday, July 7 – Wednesday, July 8

Wednesday, July 8 – Thursday, July 9

Thursday, July 9 – Friday, July 10

Sunday, July 12 – Monday, July 13*

Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 14**

Tuesday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 15

*Not available for students admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine
**Not available for students admitted to the College of Human Environmental Sciences

Winter Welcome

Who’s it for?

Freshmen, transfer students and nontraditional students enrolled for the spring semester

When is it?

December-January

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 at international.missouri.edu for information about registration