August Orientation FAQs
August Orientation is your last chance to attend Mizzou’s advising, registration, and orientation program for new students. This program will welcome and introduce you to the campus community. It is your opportunity to meet with an academic adviser from your intended major and complete your fall course schedule. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to 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.
Please go to newstudent.missouri.edu to register for one of the August Orientation sessions. You will need your user name and permanent password. Your user name can be found on the letter that was mailed to you with your acceptance letter. If you do not remember your password, you will need to go to myzou.missouri.edu and click on the link “Forgot Your Password?”
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 echeck. However, if you prefer to register for August Orientation by paper, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 573-884-9868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All new on-campus degree seeking MU students are required to pay a one-time enrollment fee of $300.00. The fee is refundable until May 1. This fee must be paid in order to participate in August Orientation. If you choose to pay your enrollment fee online through the Office of Admissions (enrollmentfee.missouri.edu), please allow 48 hours for the payment to process before attempting to register for an August Orientation session.
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.
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
Check-in will be on August 14th or 15th, 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.
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.
Students attending a one-day session will complete their activities by approximately 4:30 p.m.