Winter Welcome

Welcome to Mizzou! Whether you are coming to MU from high school, a community college, or a four year university, you will find Mizzou to be a distinctly different place with many wonderful challenges and opportunities. The Office of New Student Programs looks forward to assisting you as you make the transition to MU.

To do this, we are offering three opportunities for new students to attend Winter Welcome. Winter Welcome is the orientation, advisement, and registration program for new students beginning at MU in the Spring 2020 semester.

During your one-day Winter Welcome session, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, learn about University services, resources, and policies, receive your student ID, meet other new MU students, learn how to use your MU technology account, and receive answers to any questions you may have. You should complete your day no later than 5 p.m.

Winter Welcome Information

Enrollment FeeWhat to ExpectWhat to BringCheck InParkingDatesOn-campus Parking Permits

All new MU students are required to pay a one-time enrollment fee of $300. This fee may be paid when you register for Winter Welcome online at

The enrollment fee is refundable until January 1.  All students must pay the $300 fee before attending one of the Winter Welcome sessions. If you choose to pay your enrollment fee through your application status page or in person at the Cashiers Office, please allow 1-2 business days for the payment to process before attempting to register for a Winter Welcome session.

During Winter Welcome, you will be matched with an Orientation Leader, your primary host during your day on campus. Your leader will be a current student who will discuss with you about what you can expect at Mizzou and will offer support, guidance and advice from the perspective of a Mizzou student. One of the many activities that await you at Winter Welcome is the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor from your intended division and complete your class schedule.

Sample of Day One, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Welcome Session
  • Professor’s perspective
  • Registration Policies, Finances, and Student Health
  • Divisional Orientation, Small Group, Campus Tour
  • Mizzou Fair
  • Lunch
  • Academic advising
  • Technology Account Assistance

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Winter Welcome begins at approximately 8:50 a.m. and ends at approximately 5 p.m. for students.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We suggest checking our Travel information to  help you plan, but keep in mind that Missouri weather can change quickly, so it is a good idea to be prepared for all types of weather.

  • Student number (Eight digits)
  • Copies of your most recent transcripts or other documentation of course credit that has not been submitted to the University
  • Government-Issued Photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport (you will have your picture taken for your Mizzou TigerCard, the MU ID card, and identification is required)
  • Completed immunization documentation (if you have not already mailed this to campus, bring it with you)
  • Casual clothes including comfortable walking shoes

Check-in for Winter Welcome will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Food Court in the MU Student Center.

Parking permits are now electronic, utilizing your license plate number.  Please make sure you submit your vehicle information via the link before parking in the Virginia Parking Garage.  This will prevent you from getting a ticket during orientation.

This 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.

Winter Welcome Session

  • Friday, December 6, 2019*
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020

*College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) students must register for one of the two January sessions.

Confirmation of your Winter Welcome reservation will be sent via email to the personal email address you have provided Mizzou as well as your MU email.  Please do not make Airline or Hotel reservations until you have received this email.  If you have not received it within 4-5 business days of submitting your reservation, please call our office.

The programs will give you the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and learn about some of the support services and opportunities available to Mizzou students.

Students who need on-campus parking for Spring 2020 are able to purchase a virtual permit on the Tiger Park portal. The Tiger Park portal link is  The number of permit parking spaces in parking lots and garages in the core campus is limited. Once an area has been assigned to capacity it will no longer be listed as an option.  You must have valid vehicle license plate information to purchase your virtual permit. You will have the ability to update your vehicle license plate information if it changes.

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