August Orientation

August Orientation is Mizzou’s “last chance” orientation, advisement, and registration program for new freshmen and transfer students in 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 adviser and register your fall classes.

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 5:00pm.

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 going to or by faxing a statement to 573-882-7887.

August Orientation Information

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During August Orientation, you will be matched with an orientation leader, your primary host during your one on campus.  Your leader will be a current student who will talk with you about what you can expect at Mizzou and will offer support, guidance and advice from the perspective of a Mizzou student.  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 of Day One:

  • Welcome Session
  • Professor’s perspective
  • Registration Policies, Finances, and Student Health
  • Division orientation, Small Group, Campus Tour
  • Mizzou Fair
  • Lunch
  • Academic Advising
  • Mizzou IT technology account setup
  • Order textbooks for fall

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m on day one. August Orientation begins at approximately 9 a.m. and ends at approximately 5:00 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 2018-2019 academic year:

If you will be living in a residence hall during the 2018–19 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.

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. 7.

Please note that your meal plan does not officially begin until breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 15. However, you may begin using your block meal plan on Tuesday when you arrive. 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 lunch on the day of your orientation session.

Please visit for more information about moving to Mizzou.

  • 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 am – 8:30 am 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

2018 August Orientation dates

  1. Monday, August 13, 2018
  2. Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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 mail 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.