Summer Welcome for Transfer Students

Welcome to the Tiger family! We’re so glad you’re here.

During this one-day orientation designed specifically for transfer students, you will…

  • Learn to find your way around campus
  • Get to know your future classmates
  • Complete any required placement exams
  • Meet with an academic advisor from your chosen major
  • Register for your fall classes

Summer Welcome Leaders will be on-hand to guide you to activities, answer your questions, and share their experiences of college life at Mizzou.


What to Expect

Below is a sample of the Transfer Summer Welcome schedule (you’ll get a complete schedule at check-in). Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you’ll be moving about campus throughout the day.

Sample Schedule

  • Welcome Session
  • Professors’ Perspective
  • Registration policies, finances and student health
  • Academic division orientation and campus tours
  • Mizzou services fair
  • Lunch
  • Academic advising
  • Technology account setup with Mizzou IT
  • Order textbooks

Parking and Check-In

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to register your vehicle (you can also complete this step after you arrive by bringing your license plate number to check-in). Parking for orientation is located in the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure, levels 4 and above. This is important: forgetting to register your vehicle or parking in a non-designated area will result in a ticket!

Check-in for Summer Welcome takes place on Day One from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Rollins Commons, located inside the Hudson and Gillett Residence Halls.


If you are coming from out of town, overnight housing is available in our residence halls for $25/night for students and $30/night for family members and guests.

What to Bring

  • Your 8-digit MyZou student number
  • Copies of your transcripts or other documentation of course credit
  • Government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport
  • Completed immunization documentation (if not already submitted)
  • Casual clothes including comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella if rain is expected
  • Water bottle

Additional items for the two-day option:

  • Laptop if you want to have it configured to the campus network
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Personal toiletries (we will provide towels and bed linens)

Travel Arrangements

You’ll receive a confirmation email once you’ve completed your registration. Do not make airline or hotel reservations until you have received this confirmation.


Confirmation/Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your Summer Welcome registration, your registration fee may be refunded if you cancel at least three business days before your scheduled check-in. Cancellations within three days of check-in are not eligible for a refund.

If your plans to attend the University of Missouri for the fall semester have changed, you may receive a refund for your $300 enrollment fee prior to May 1. Visit for more information on cancelling your admission.


Getting involved at Mizzou

Once you’ve arrived on campus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to getting connected with people who share your interests.

TEAM (short for Transfer Experience and Advising Mentors) is a mentoring program that will pair you with an experienced Mizzou student to help you with your transition.

And if you’re not sure where to start with Mizzou’s 600+ student organizations, Mizzou’s Involvement Ambassadors can help you find your niche. Visit to set up a consultation or ask a question.

Transferring to a new school can be stressful, but we’re here to help you make a smooth transition. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are ready to answer your questions—before, during and after Summer Welcome. Email us at or call 573-884-9868.