SLU 101 summer orientation is still planned for summer 2020, but it will not be an in-person program. Please sign up for a SLU 101 session date to ensure you still receive information for summer orientation.
We understand that you already have experience at college, so we've designed SLU 101 Transfer Orientation specifically to meet the unique needs of transfer students.
For summer 2020, the SLU 101 sessions will be a virtual experience. You will also receive additional orientation information through an online platform before and after your live, virtual SLU 101 session. The live, virtual SLU 101 session will help you prepare for your first semester at SLU. You will have an individual meeting with an academic advisor, you will make connections with other students, and you will have time to get questions answered by staff members and student leaders. About a week before your live, virtual SLU 101 session, you will will receive email about how to access the virtual, live session and how to access the Pre-SLU 101 online orientation modules you'll need to complete before you attend the live, virtual session.
You’ll also learn about important campus resources at SLU, including Information Technology Services, the Office of Parking and Card Services, the Student Involvement Center, campus ministry, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Student Success Center, student financial services and more through the online orientation modules you will complete before and after your SLU 101 session.
Because we provide a great deal of information relevant to your academic success and register you for your first semester classes, it is expected that all new transfer students will participate in this program. We look forward to welcoming you to SLU!
Registering for SLU 101
For students beginning classes in fall 2020, there will be three SLU 101 Transfer Orientation sessions offered. The summer SLU 101 sessions for new transfer students will be Thursday, May 28; Tuesday, July 7; and Friday, Aug. 7. Fall semester classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 26.
To register for SLU 101, log into mySLU (your username and password can be found in your admission packet). Click on the Tools tab, and then on the SLU 101 Registration icon. You must submit your enrollment deposit before registering for SLU 101. Please note it may take 48 hours or more for the system to recognize your deposit before you can select your SLU 101 session.
Below is a sample schedule for students that attend SLU 101 Transfer Orientation. Parents/families will not be attending the virtual SLU 101 session. Instead, orientation information will be shared with them through an online orientation platform. Parents and families will receive an email about how to access this platform. When you are register for SLU 101, please remember to also register your guests (parent/family member) so we can send information to them as well.
SLU 101 Transfer Orientation Student Schedule for Summer 2020
- 10 a.m. (all times in the schedule are Central Daylight Time)
Log in and get ready
- 10:15 a.m.
Welcome and overview of the day (required)
- 10:45 a.m.
Peer Group Meeting (required)
- 11:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Advising Overview Presentation (required)
- 12 - 7 p.m.
Individual Advising Appointments (required); students will receive an advising appointment and meet with an academic advisor during the program
- 1- 3 p.m.
Career Services drop in appointments
- 1 - 3 p.m.
Resource Room; drop by if you have time
- 3 - 3:40 p.m.
SLU 101 Leader panel; get your questions answered by current students
- 4 - 5 p.m.
Billiken Buzz; drop by if you have time to meet other students or to continue to get your questions answered by current students
SLU 101 Transfer Orientation FAQs
Unfortunately, yes. Each program has a limited capacity because we make every effort to provide you with the opportunity to meet individually with an academic advisor.
After you complete and submit the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation registration and advising information forms through mySLU, you will select the date of the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation session that you are able to attend. (For students starting in the spring semester, there is only one session available to attend in January; for students starting in the fall semester, there are three sessions available in the summer.)
Yes. In addition to registering for classes, you’ll be getting important information that will help you to adjust to your first semester at Saint Louis University. You may not think you need it now, but you will appreciate it later.
We expect all new transfer students to attend SLU 101 Transfer Orientation because it provides an opportunity for you to meet with your advisor to register, to discuss degree requirements and to learn about campus services and facilities. If you are truly unable to attend, please contact your admission counselor to make other arrangements to complete registration. Please note for summer 2020 that your advising appointment is connected to the SLU 101 live, virtual session.
All students who have signed up for SLU 101 Transfer Orientation will have a one-on-one appointment with their academic advisor. Academic advising appointment schedules will be available one to three days before your scheduled SLU 101 session. All academic advising appointments are scheduled in Central Daylight Time. Watch this video tutorial on how to view your appointment date and time.
If you have a question not addressed in the above FAQs or need additional information, email New Student Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org.