Once You’ve Been Admitted
Step 1: Sign up for Orientation
There are two orientation options for transfer students: Summer Welcome and August Orientation. At orientation, students have the opportunity to learn about the campus, Mizzou traditions, services available to students, campus life, and living in Columbia. One of the most important parts of orientation will be your meeting with you adviser to register for classes. Students who don’t participate in orientation will not be able to register for classes until the week after classes start.
- Summer Welcome is the more detailed program and provides more interaction between transfer students. Sign up for any of the 5 one-day orientations.
- August Orientation combines first-time students with transfer students for a modified and more-brief orientation program. Register for August Orientation.
Step 2: Sign-up for Parking Pass
Each student must apply for a parking pass to be able to park in any of the student designated parking areas. The earlier you apply the better space you will get. Learn more about the parking areas and apply for a pass.
Step 3: Look at housing options
Residential Life at Mizzou offers more than 20 residence halls with standard amenities such as laundry rooms, fully equipped kitchens, lounges and study rooms. A variety of room styles such as single or double suites, suites with living rooms and single or double rooms are available as well as many Living and Learning Community options which provide an academic living and learning experience. Living on campus is the most convenient way to attend Mizzou. You can skip the commute, parking, bus, utilities and landlord daily grind and live an all-inclusive quintessential college lifestyle. It is important to know that any Mizzou student can live in the residence halls, so if you study abroad, have an internship or are graduating, we will work with you because you can live with us for just a semester for academic reasons. If your financial aid is coming in late, we can work with that too! A video tour is available for each residence hall that show room styles and amenities.
- Find out more about the Housing Process for incoming students at reslife.missouri.edu.
- Mizzou also offers three apartment complexes owned and operated by Residential Life. Apartments are adjacent to campus and are available to students who are married, have children or are more than 21 years of age.