Winter Welcome FAQs

1. Why is it important that I attend Winter Welcome?

Winter Welcome is your opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and register for your classes. This time with your advisor is very important when entering the MU community. Additionally, the opportunity to meet professors and learn academic requirements will prove valuable for your first semester. You will receive answers to any questions you may have. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet other new and current Mizzou students.

2. How do I register for Winter Welcome?

Please go to to register for one of the Winter Welcome sessions. You will need your username and permanent password.  If you do not remember your password, you will need to go to and click on the link “Forgot Your Password?” If you don’t remember your username, please contact the Help Desk at 573-882-5000.

3. When I try to register for Winter Welcome, I am told I have to pay a $300 fee. What is that for?

All new on-campus degree seeking MU students are required to pay a one-time enrollment fee of $300, refundable until January 1. This fee must be paid in order to participate in Winter Welcome. If you choose to pay your enrollment fee online through you application status page (, please allow 48 hours for the payment to process before attempting to register for orientation.

4. Which session should I attend?

Both freshmen and transfer students may elect to attend any one of the three sessions.

5. Where is the schedule for Winter Welcome?

You will receive a detailed schedule when you check-in for your session.

6. Where should I park for Winter Welcome?

Parking permits are now electronic, utilizing your license plate number.  A parking link will be included in your confirmation email. We will also have this available during check-in to register your vehicle.

Parking will be in the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure-Level 4 and above. There is accessible parking on each level and an elevator on the northwest corner of the parking garage.

A map with directions is located on the home page under the Quick Links.

7. Where do I check in for Winter Welcome?

Check-in will be from 7:45 a.m.–8:45 a.m in the Food Court at the MU Student Center at the corner of Rollins Street and Hitt Street. You can find a map with directions on our homepage under Quick Links.

8. What if I need to add or remove a guest?

If any of your registered guests change their schedule and can’t attend, you must let us know at least three business days before your session and we will issue you a refund for all appropriate expenses. Call New Student Programs at 573-884-9868 to make changes to your reservation.

9. When will my Winter Welcome session be over?
Most students will complete Winter Welcome at or before 5:00 p.m.

10. I will be arriving the night before my Winter Welcome session. Do you provide lodging?

We are unable to provide on-campus lodging for the night before your Winter Welcome session.  Please visit the following website for a list of local hotels and motels: