Summer Welcome

For all students admitted for the fall semester, Summer Welcome is the next step in your transition to college life.

You can choose to attend a virtual session, or you can attend in person (due to COVID-19 safety considerations, in-person sessions have limited space available). Learn more about these options in the “What to Expect” section below.

Both the virtual and in-person options will give you all the essential information you need about living and studying at Mizzou.

You will:

  • Learn about college life and resources available on-campus
  • Get to know your future classmates
  • Meet with an academic advisor from your chosen major
  • Register for your fall classes

You’ll also meet your Summer Welcome Leaders, current Mizzou students who are ready to answer your questions and share their insider knowledge of campus.

Before you register for Summer Welcome, you’ll need to go to your application status page to accept your admission and pay your enrollment fee.

Application Status Page

Once you’ve completed those steps, click below to view session dates and register.

Registration & Dates

Once you’ve registered, the How-To: Summer Welcome page is your go-to guide for preparing and attending your orientation session.

How-To: Summer Welcome

In addition to participating in Summer Welcome, international students should plan to attend International Student Welcome.

Transferring to Mizzou from another college or university? Summer Welcome is for you, too! Your Summer Welcome session will include activities and information tailored to the transfer student experience.

Did you enroll after the Summer Welcome registration deadline? August Orientation has you covered.

What to Expect

Before your Summer Welcome session in June or July, you’ll get access to a required training module in May and complete some activities to help you prepare for orientation.

On your Summer Welcome day, you’ll join fellow new students attending orientation activities and meet your academic advisor.

Not sure which format is best for you? Here are some things to consider when choosing whether to register for an in-person or virtual session.

In-Person Summer Welcome
Virtual Summer Welcome
One day of on-campus orientation activities One day of virtual orientation activities
Your virtual advising appointment will be scheduled for the day after Summer Welcome Your virtual advising appointment will take place on the same day as Summer Welcome
Offers a chance to visit campus before moving in this fall Save on travel costs (you’ll get a campus tour when you arrive in August)
You can only bring one parent/guest along—due to space limitations, any extra guests who arrive with you will be asked to leave (view our Frequently Asked Questions for more information) You can register up to two guests, but more may join you for virtual activities if you wish


Below is a sample of Summer Welcome activities (you’ll get a complete schedule closer to your registered date).

  • Welcome Session
  • Orientation for the academic division of your chosen major (with sessions for undecided/exploring students, too!)
  • Small group discussions with classmates and Summer Welcome Leaders
  • Mizzou campus services presentations, including Financial Aid, Student Health, Disability Center, and more
  • On-campus housing & Greek Life information
  • Honors College orientation for admitted honors students
  • Safety on campus
  • Mizzou IT services (computer, phone, cable) and account setup
  • Meet with academic advisors
  • Register for classes
  • Parents and Families panel discussion


Greek Life

You can learn about Mizzou’s Greek organizations and how to register for recruitment through the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at


Cancellation Policy

If you need to change or cancel your Summer Welcome session, you can do so in the registration portal. Please finalize any changes at least three business days before your scheduled session.

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.