August Orientation & Advising

If late enrollment or other circumstances prevented you from attending Summer Welcome Orientation, August Orientation is your chance to catch up and be fully prepared for the fall semester.

This one-day orientation is for new freshmen, transfer students, military service members and other nontraditional students.


Go to your Application Status Page to complete the Reservation Form to sign up.

During your orientation session, you will:

  • Learn what to expect in your first weeks at Mizzou, and get a preview of college life and resources available on campus.
  • Get to know other Tigers and your future classmates.
  • Meet your Summer Welcome Leaders, who are current Mizzou students ready to answer your questions and share their insider knowledge of campus.

How to sign up

View and complete your steps in the checklist on your Application Status Page:

  • Complete the New Student Programs Reservation Form to sign up for the session date that works best for you.
  • Sessions will take place in August. If circumstances prevent you from attending in-person, a virtual option is available.

Prepare for your session

Once you’ve reserved your session, you’ll get access to the online Orientation & Advising course. Check the Pre-Orientation module for details on completing your next steps:

  • Set up your Mizzou email (and check it frequently!)
  • Submit a photo to get your Student ID
  • Send us your final transcripts
  • Fulfill Mizzou’s immunization requirements

Reservation details: guests, changes, and cancellations

Reservations for Guests

You’ll need to reserve a space for yourself and each person (guest) attending with you.

Note: space for each session is limited. Wait to make hotel and travel reservations until after your orientation reservation is confirmed.

Reservation Changes

If you need to change the date of your session or add guests to your reservation, return to the New Student Programs Reservation Form and select from the open dates displayed there.

If the session date that you want is no longer available, please select another date that works for you.

Changes must be made no later than three business days before your scheduled session. After the three-day window has closed, you may call or email to make changes at 573-884-9868 or

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your orientation session, you can do so on the NSP Reservation Form. Cancellations using the form must be made at least three business days before your scheduled session.

If your plans to attend Mizzou for the fall semester have changed, you may receive a full refund of your enrollment fee prior to May 15. Log in to your Application Status Page to decline your admission.


August In-Person Sessions
9 a.m.
  • Check-in at MU Student Center
    • Pick up your student ID (you’ll need to submit a photo ahead of time)
    • Continental breakfast
    • Campus tours
10 a.m.
  • Welcome and Greeting
  • Transfer Center Overview
  • Transfer Student Panel
  • Group Presentations
11:40 a.m.
  • Lunch
  • Resource Fair
1:15 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Group Presentations
2:45 p.m.
  • School or College Session (visit your academic home)
3:30 p.m.
  • Mizzou Store & Tech Stop
4:30 p.m.
  • Check-in with Transfer Center for free pizza and swag


August Virtual Sessions
9 a.m.
  • Welcome and Greeting
  • Student Groups
9:40 a.m.
  • Question & Answer Sessions
10:40 a.m.
  • Student Groups
  • Parent & Family Panel
11:30 a.m.
  • School or College Session (visit your academic home)

Want more details on the orientation and advising process? Watch a recording of our online info session!

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See the details on your Application Status Page.

Over the summer, you’ll have a one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor from your new academic home (either from the department that houses your chosen major, or the Discovery Center if you haven’t decided on one yet). Your advisor will ask you about your goals, help you choose classes, and get you registered for your first semester at Mizzou.

How to schedule your appointment

Start the scheduling process in your Application Status Page. The first step is to fill out and submit the Academic Advising Appointment Preference Form.

Prepare for your appointment

You’ll get access to the online Orientation & Advising course after you sign up for orientation. Check the Pre-Advising module for details on completing your next steps:

  • Tell your advisor about your academic goals on the Pre-Advising Questionnaire.
  • Learn about your academic home (the school or college that houses your chosen major).
  • Get ready for your advising appointment with the Pre-Advising Acknowledgement.