Winter Welcome FAQs

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

Winter Welcome is your opportunity to meet with an academic advisor from your intended division and register for your classes. This time with your advisor is extremely 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 user name and permanent password. If you do not have this information, please go or call the Division of IT Help Desk at 573-882-5000.

3. When I try to register for Winter Welcome I am told I have to pay a $300.00 fee. What is this fee?

All new on-campus degree seeking MU students are required to pay a one-time enrollment fee of $300.00. The fee is 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 the Office of Admissions ( or in person at the Cashiers Office, please allow 48 hours for the payment to process before attempting to register for a Winter Welcome session.

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?

Virginia Avenue Garage has been designated for Winter Welcome participants. Parking attendants will be outside the Virginia Avenue parking garage distributing temporary parking permits between 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. for parking on the 4th level and above. Please place it on the dashboard of your car facing up in the windshield. You are subject to ticketing if you forget to display this permit or park in non-designated parking lots. The Office of New Student Programs is not responsible for ticket violations. 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 the home page under the Quick Links.

8. I have already sent in money for my guests, and now one or both of them can't attend. What do I do?

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 before or at 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: