How to: Winter Welcome

Welcome to the Tiger family! We’re so glad you’re here. Winter Welcome orientation is designed to help you start strong when you arrive on campus in the spring. Read on for details.

First Things First

Register for orientation if you haven’t already.

Once you’ve registered, you can complete your Pre-Orientation modules in Canvas. Find more info on this required step in the “Before Winter Welcome” section below!

Go to Canvas

Before Winter Welcome


Complete your required pre-orientation modules in Canvas. These modules prepare you for your Winter Welcome activities with helpful information about campus life and student services.

You must complete your Divisional Orientation Module and Quiz before you can meet with an academic advisor and register for classes during Winter Welcome, so we recommend getting them done as early as you can.

Parent & family Pre-Orientation resources

The Parent & Family Resources page on this site has orientation information for family members to explore before Summer Welcome. If you have a parent or family member planning to attend Summer Welcome with you (online or in-person!), this page will get them up to speed so they’re ready for the presentations and Q&As during your session. The page is available year-round, so they can come back to it any time.

A few days before

You’ll receive an email to your official MU student email account with a personalized schedule and Zoom links to your presentations, Q&As and events. (Note: if you’re attending an in-person session, this email will include parking and check-in instructions, as well as the most up-to-date COVID-19 safety info).

You’ll get a second email to your MU email account from your academic advisor, with a calendar invitation for your academic advising appointment. This will include the time of your appointment and your Zoom link. Note: You won’t receive this email until after you’ve completed your Divisional Orientation Module and Quiz. That’s why it’s important to complete pre-orientation as soon as you can!


Day Of
In-Person Sessions

Parking and check-in

You’ll receive an email with your parking, check-in and current COVID-19 safety instructions a few days prior to your orientation session in your official MU student email account.


You’ll receive a copy of your schedule when you check in for your orientation session at the MU Student Center.

Advising appointment

Advising appointments take place during the afternoon of your orientation session. Look for an email from your academic advisor in your MU email account with your appointment time and instructions.

Virtual Session


The schedule for Virtual Summer Welcome is available here.

How to access your virtual sessions

Students: check the email you received a few days before your session for the links to your Zoom sessions.

Parents will get a separate email with links to Zoom sessions.

Advising appointment

Virtual advising appointments take place the same day as your virtual orientation session. Look for an email from your advisor in your official Mizzou email account with your appointment time, instructions and Zoom link.


After Winter Welcome

Additional information

All videos and information will be available on-demand in Canvas through the end of the fall semester.

Check out the resources and videos in the New Student Task Center in MizzouOne.

Continue checking your inbox for more helpful information leading up to move-in day. Enjoy the rest of your summer as a new Mizzou Tiger!

Transferring to a new school can be stressful, but we’re here to help you make a smooth transition. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are ready to answer your questions—before, during and after Winter Welcome. Email us at or call 573-884-9868.