Signing up for SLU 101
Yes, as long as the date still has space available. Remember that you must submit your enrollment deposit before registering for SLU 101. When you register, you will see all the dates with remaining space listed for you to choose from. We recommend you wait to make your travel arrangements (e.g. purchase plane tickets) for SLU 101 until after you have signed up for a session date.
Unfortunately, no. Each program date has a limited capacity, and there is also a set capacity for each college or school within the program to assure that students will be able to meet with an academic adviser for their major. Early dates fill especially quickly, so it is best to register as soon as possible if you have a particular date in mind.
Yes, but please note that we do not accept roommate requests for the overnight stay at SLU 101. Be sure that you and your friend enroll in the same session. Session dates have limited capacities, so make your arrangements as soon as possible.
Only admitted SLU students and their families may attend SLU 101 — though your friends are most welcome to visit in the fall once you are settled. Friends interested in attending SLU can contact our Office of Admission at 314-977-2500 to arrange a tour.
Let us know if you are unable to attend by calling 314-977-1587. Please give as much notice as possible so that we can inform your adviser and others who are expecting you.
Parents and Family
Parents and family members are encouraged to attend SLU 101 and have their own schedule of events over the two days that can help familiarize them with campus and prepare them for their student’s time at SLU. Some topics include: scholarships/financial aid, student health, campus safety, academic advising, students services and transition issues.
Yes, any member of your family is welcome, though most of the programs are geared toward parents/guardians.
No, your family members are most welcome. Simply log back into mySLU and make the change to your reservation.
We have provided a sample schedule to give you some idea of what SLU 101 is like, but you will receive an individualized schedule, determined by your academic adviser, on the first day. Please follow your individual schedule. Students will check in at Grand Residence Hall to pick up their key and drop off their overnight belongings. This check-in begins at 8 a.m. the morning of day one of the program. Students and families should then proceed to the Busch Student Center for SLU 101 program check-in, between 8 and 9 a.m., where they will receive a folder of information. The first presentation begins at 9 a.m. in the Busch Student Center.
Yes. SLU 101 is full of important information that will help you adjust to college and have a smooth first year. And it’s fun! Residential and commuter students both participate in the overnight portion of the program.
You should bring comfortable, casual clothes. Many activities will be inside, so dress appropriately for air-conditioned facilities. We strongly encourage layers in case you get cold sitting in air-conditioning. Since you will be staying overnight, you should bring a change of clothes, toiletries, personal items, an alarm clock and a small amount of money for vending machines or incidentals. Food and linens are supplied. Be sure to also bring a photo ID so that you can have your SLU ID made. Please note that there are no phone lines in individual student residence hall rooms. Students may use personal cell phones or community phones available in the building for local calls.
Registering for Classes at SLU 101
Your academic adviser determines when you register. Some students register on Day One and some register on Day Two. The day you register depends on your major and your adviser's schedule. Not all students will be registered on the first day, so please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements. It is important to stay for the entire SLU 101 program.
Your adviser will work with you to help you select courses that are appropriate for you and your program of study.
If you received academic accommodations and/or used an IEP plan or a 504 plan in high school and want to discuss the possibility of receiving those accommodation supports at SLU, please contact Disability Services in the Student Success Center at 314-977-3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The higher education accommodation process differs from the high school accommodation process, so please make sure to contact the office as soon as possible to understand the procedures. You are welcome to make an appointment during your SLU 101 visit. Based on the SLU 101 schedule, the afternoon of Day Two is usually the best time.
Housing and Tours
Yes, the overnight stay in the residence hall is an important part of the program. Because of the importance of making friends and feeling socially comfortable in a new environment, we expect you to stay overnight in the residence hall whether or not you will be living on campus is the fall.
Yes, you are welcome to stay on campus a night prior to or after SLU 101 for a $32-per-night fee. Sign up for the extra night(s) through SLU 101 registration via mySLU. The fee will be added to your student bill. If you sign up for an early arrival for SLU 101, then the earliest you can arrive is 2 p.m. the day before the program begins. You will check in through Grand Hall the day before the program if you signed up to arrive early for the extra night of lodging. Early arrivals are on Sunday or Wednesday for the June program sessions. Once you check in as an early arrival, please get settled in at Grand. You will then check in at the Busch Student Center the next morning between 8 and 9 a.m. for the SLU 101 program. The first presentation begins at 9 a.m. the first day of the program. SLU 101 Leaders are here to assist you and are also staying in Grand Residence Hall.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life makes housing assignments after the last SLU 101 in July.
For more information, contact New Student Orientation at 314-977-1587 or email@example.com.