August Orientation FAQs

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

August Orientation is your last chance to attend Mizzou’s advising, registration, and orientation program for new students. It is your opportunity to meet with an academic adviser from your intended major and complete your fall course schedule. Additionally, you will 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 about attending Mizzou.

2. How do I register for August Orientation?

Click “Register for Orientation” in the menu at the top of this page. You will need your user name and permanent password. Your username can be found on the materials that were sent with your acceptance letter. If you do not remember your password, you will need to go to and click on the link “Forgot Your Password?” If you don’t remember your username, please contact the Help Desk at 573-882-5000.

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 e-check. If you prefer to register for August Orientation by paper, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 573-884-9868 or

4. When I try to register for August Orientation, I am told I have to pay a $300 fee. What is that for?

All new on-campus degree seeking MU students are required to pay a one-time enrollment fee of $300, refundable until May 1. This fee must be paid in order to participate in an orientation session. If you choose to pay your enrollment fee online through you application status page (, please allow 48 hours for the payment to process before attempting to register for orientation.

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 link to register your vehicle will be sent to you via email within your confirmation email. You are subject to ticketing if you forget to register your vehicle 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 on August 13th or 14th, from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the MU Student Center, Food Court. The building is located on the corner of Hitt & Rollins Street.

8. What if I need to add or remove a guest?

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 will complete their activities by approximately 5:00 pm.