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SLU 101

At SLU 101 Summer Orientation you’ll meet future classmates and friends, walk the West Pine Mall, sleep in a residence hall and set your schedule for fall classes. Essentially, you’ll be a Billiken.

New Billikens at SLU 101

Casual breakout sessions at SLU 101 give new students a chance to get to one one another and develop a sense for the community that they'll be living in for the next few years.

Discovering You at SLU

SLU 101 Summer Orientation is your first opportunity to live life as a college student. It’s a two-day, overnight campus visit that provides an honest look at life at SLU and sets you up for success from the start.

We’ve packed the experience with all the information you’ll need to prepare for your return in the fall. As such, we expect all incoming students to attend. Specifically, through SLU 101 Summer Orientation you’ll:

  • Learn about academic expectations and available support services at SLU
  • Explore ways to get involved with campus organizations and activities
  • Work with advisers to map out a fall class schedule
  • Meet new friends

You’ll feel welcome among your fellow freshmen. You’ll get excited about what lies ahead. And, most importantly, you’ll kick off your life at SLU with confidence.

Register for SLU 101 by logging into MySLU, clicking on the tools tab and then clicking on the SLU 101 Registration icon.

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What to Expect

SLU 101 starts with a welcome session. There you will meet our SLU 101 leaders — upperclassmen who will be your guides during summer orientation at SLU. You will meet with an academic adviser, hear about about student life and what to expect from college, and make friends during evening events planned by SLU 101 leaders.

The rest of your schedule will be tailored to you, but the entire time is filled with opportunities to meet new friends.

One day you might hear from faculty about our academic expectations and learn how we keep SLU’s campus safe. The second day might continue with discussions about how to get involved, as well as student panels and campus tours. Your family members, if they choose to join you, can also learn about how SLU helps students transition to college.

Be sure to bring your laptop if you have one. We’ll have technical staff on hand to help configure your device to the University wireless and residential hall networks before lines form the first week of school.