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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.

SLU 101 leader Shows Binder to Students

Casual breakout sessions at SLU 101 give new students a chance to get to know 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. Once you have logged into the mySLU portal, click on the Tools tab at the top of the page and then click on the SLU 101 Registration icon. Registration for SLU 101 summer dates are live. You must submit your enrollment deposit before registering for SLU 101. It may take 24 hours for your enrollment deposit to be recognized in the system before you are able to sign up for a SLU 101 session.

Please do not purchase airline tickets or finalize travel plans for SLU 101 until you have signed up for a SLU 101 session.  Each session/date has a limited capacity.  We can not accommodate student or guest walk-ins for the program; you must have submitted a SLU 101 reservation to be able to attend the program. 

2019 SLU 101 Freshmen Dates

  • Monday/Tuesday, June 3-4, 2019
  • Thursday/Friday, June 6-7, 2019
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 10-11, 2019
  • Thursday/Friday, June 13-14, 2019
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019
  • Thursday/Friday, June 20-21, 2019
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 24-25, 2019
  • Thursday/Friday, June 27-28, 2019
  • Monday/Tuesday, July 1-2, 2019
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - Accelerated one-day freshmen session with optional overnight experience

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 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 parent/guardian, if they choose to join you, can also learn about how SLU helps students transition to college.

Feel free 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 the first week of school. Or you can have this done upon your return in August.