August Orientation

August Orientation is Mizzou’s “last chance” orientation, advisement, and registration program for new freshmen and transfer students enrolled for the Fall semester.  August sessions are not as comprehensive as the Summer Welcome sessions offered in June and July, but you will meet with an academic advisor and register for your fall courses.

During your one-day session, you will meet with an academic adviser, register for classes, learn about University services, resources, and policies, receive your MU ID card, meet other new MU students, learn how to use your MU technology account, and receive answers to any questions you may have. You should complete your day no later than 5 p.m.

If you are no longer planning to attend the University of Missouri, please inform the Office of Admissions of your decision in writing. You may do so by faxing a statement to 573-882-7887.

August Orientation Information

What to ExpectEarly Move-In OptionWhat to BringCheck InParkingDatesCancellation Policy
During August Orientation, you will be have orientation leaders take you where you need to go and when you need to be there.  One of the many activities that awaits you at August Orientation is the opportunity to meet with an academic adviser from your intended division and complete your class schedule.

Sample Orientation Day:

  • Welcome Session
  • Breakout Sessions regarding Getting Involved, Financial Success, The Learning Center, The Career Center, and Living at MU
  • Registration Policies and Finances Finances
  • Divisional orientation and Campus Tours
  • Mizzou Fair
  • Lunch
  • Academic Advising
  • Mizzou IT technology account setup
  • Order textbooks for fall

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m for check-in. August Orientation begins at approximately 9 a.m. and ends at approximately 5 p.m. for students.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  We suggest checking the local forecast to help you plan, but keep in mind that Missouri weather can change quickly and it is always good to be prepared for all types of weather.

The following information is only for students living in a Residence Hall during the 2019-2020 academic year:

If you will be living in a residence hall during the 2019–20 academic year, have an active contract with Residential Life and are attending August Orientation, you may move into your assigned residence hall room AFTER orientation ends. There will be an additional fee for early move-in of $18.25 per night for double rooms and $22.75 per night for single rooms.

If you plan to attend orientation and move into your residence hall room early, you must sign-up for August Orientation no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, and inform Residential Life of this request no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 573-882-7275 or email at Please visit for more information about moving to Mizzou.

Please note that your meal plan does not officially begin until breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Not all Campus Dining Services locations are open during this early arrival time, so be sure to check for hours and locations. The Office of New Student Programs will provide breakfast and lunch on the day of your orientation session.

  • myZou student number (Eight digits)
  • 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

Optional items to bring:

  • Copy of Transcript if you haven’t had the original sent to Admissions.

Before attending August Orientation:

  • To find out if you need to take the MyMathTest, visit and click on the “Do you Need to take the MyMathTest Assessment” survey link.
Check-in for August Orientation will be from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Food Court in the MU Student Center.
Be sure to register your vehicle online for your August Orientation session. The link will be sent to your email address. This will be included in your confirmation email after signing up for orientation, and in a separate email sent a few days prior to your session date.

You are subject to ticketing if you forget to register your vehicle or park in non-designated parking lots. 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

2019 August Orientation dates

  • Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Confirmation of your August Orientation reservation will be sent via email to the address you have provided Mizzou. Please do not make Airline or Hotel reservations until you have received this email. If you have not received it within 4 business days of submitting your reservation, please call our office.

Confirmation/Cancellation Policy

Once your registration form has been completed, we will email you a confirmation letter. Please do not make airline or hotel reservations until you have received a confirmation for your date.

Cancellations must be received at least 3 business days before the check-in time of your scheduled session to qualify for a refund.

$300 Enrollment fee refund deadlines: Fall Semester- May 1; Spring Semester- January 1; Summer Semester June 1.