Travel, Parking, and Check-In

Booking a flight

Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is located south of town. Lambert St. Louis Airport is a two-hour drive from the east, and Kansas City Airport is two and a half hours from the west. Rental car services are available at all three airports.

Driving to campus

If you’re planning a road trip, you can find the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure (more on parking below) with Apple Maps and Google Maps or by entering the address into your navigation system of choice:

901 Virginia Ave, Columbia, MO 65201

Keep an eye on road construction and closures through the MODOT travelers’ map. Use the links below or visit

Parking for Advising

Parking for advising will be in a different location than your orientation session. You’ll receive personalized parking instructions for your advising appointment via email after you’ve scheduled your appointment.

Parking for Orientation

You will enter the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure on Level 2 from the Virginia Avenue entrance. Park on Level 4 and above, designated for Summer Welcome attendees.

After you park, use the stairs at the northwest corner of the garage to exit at street level (Level 2).

Orientation Check-In

From the northwest corner of the parking garage, walk to the MU Student Center (follow the red dotted line on the map below). Enter the middle set of doors and go up the stairs to the first floor. Follow the Summer Welcome signs to find the Check-In Desk.


Campus Maps & Accessibility

Mizzou is a pretty big campus. You can find your way around using our interactive campus map.

For our guests who require mobility assistance, the campus accessibility map provides specific accessibility information for each building and area on campus. And please visit our accessibility page for other ways we can make your orientation experience comfortable and accessible.