Winter Welcome

Planning to start your Mizzou journey with the spring semester? Winter Welcome will give you the tools you need to start strong.

This one-day orientation is for new freshmen, transfer students, military service members, and other nontraditional students.

At Winter Welcome, you will:

  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Register for your fall classes
  • Learn about campus resources and policies
  • Get to know your future classmates
  • Get answers to your questions about attending Mizzou


What to Expect

Below is a sample of the Winter Welcome schedule (you’ll get a complete schedule at check-in). Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes, as you’ll be moving about campus throughout the day. Check-in is open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Orientation begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m.

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

What to Bring

  • Your 8-digit MyZou student number
  • Government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport
  • Completed immunization documentation (if not already submitted)
  • Warm, casual clothes including comfortable walking shoes

Parking & 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 Winter Welcome takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the food court of the MU Student Center

Orientation Dates

Dates for 2020 Winter Welcome sessions are coming soon!

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. If you haven’t received your confirmation email within four business days, please call our office.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your Winter 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 fall semester have changed, you may receive a refund for your $300 enrollment fee prior to January 1. Visit for more information on cancelling your admission.