SLU Fall Welcome: Things to Know

What you need to get ready for Fall Welcome 2015

1. Where to Park During Move-In

You've finally arrived at Saint Louis University. Now you have to find a place to park. SLU Parking and Card Services has you covered with these instructions on where you can put your car during the move-in process, as well as where you can find long-term and disabled parking, and parking for trailers.

Family members receive complimentary parking August 19 through 21 in the Laclede or Olive Compton garages. And, if you haven't gotten your student parking pass for the year, this is the time. Visit Parking and Card Services in room 33 of DuBourg Hall to get started. (This is also where you go to get your SLU Card, if you didn't get yours at SLU 101. Questions? Call 314-977-3471.)

2. Who You'll Meet at Fall Welcome  

You won't be on campus long before you spot a group of crazily accessorized, super-excited individuals in orange shirts. They are members of Oriflamme, a group of student volunteers who are here to help you move in and to keep Fall Welcome events running smoothly. You'll also meet other First-Year Experience Leaders, including mentors for transfer and commuter students. Check out this video about why SLU's Oriflamme members love this week on campus.

The introductions don't stop there. This week you'll meet your resident advisor (also known as an RA), members of your learning community or residence hall floor, plus other students in your college or school, scholarship program and other special interest groups. Trust us, you won't be bored. Not with Trivia Night, the Fall Welcome Kick-Off and Square Dance, Late Night Breakfast, Soccer Game Spirit Competition and the Billiken Block Party to look forward to. Get the whole SLU Fall Welcome Schedule, also available on the SLU Mobile App.

3. Where to Eat on Campus

Worked up an appetite? There are lots of dining options open on campus during Fall Welcome. Here's the scoop on what's open once you arrive:

  • The P.O.D. / Red Mango (in BSC)- 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Chick-fil-A, Topio's pizza, AFC Sushi (in BSC) - 10:30 a.m. to 7p.m.
  • Ameren Café (Cook Hall) - 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Salus Café - 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Ed Union - 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Griesedieck Dining Hall - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Reinert Dining Hall - 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Subway (Fusz Hall) - 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • The Docket (Scott Hall - Downtown) - 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • The Café (in CGC)  - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

There are even more options Friday and over the weekend. Get SLU's full Fall Welcome dining schedule

Still need a meal plan for the year? Contact DineSLU at 314-377-9430 or

4. How to Connect with SLU's Wireless Network 

You can connect to wireless using the SLU-users wifi network. All you have to do is enter your SLU Net ID and password. 

If you haven't already, you can also start following SLU's social media. Don't forget to use #SLUFW2015 when you post Fall Welcome pictures and videos! And keep an eye out through the week - you might see pictures of someone you know.

SLU Twitter        Billiken Twitter
SLU Instagram   Billiken Facebook
SLU Facebook   SLU Pinterest
SLU YouTube    SLU G+

Need help setting up your computer? SMART Desk assistance will be available in Griesedieck, Reinert and Marguerite lobbies Wednesday through Saturday. Check your residence hall lobby for hours 

5. What to do in St. Louis  

Sure, Fall Welcome is about students arriving on campus but there is plenty for your family to do, too. A hospitality area will be set up in the Busch Student Center for families Wednesday and Thursday, and they can join students at many receptions and luncheons this week. There will also be a family jazz reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Busch Student Center Amphitheater. Get the Fall Welcome 2015 Family Schedule.

Want to explore St. Louis? Catch the Cardinals in a home game, visit the Saint Louis Zoo, history, art or science museums (all free), or sample some of regional cuisine - toasted ravioli, provel cheese, frozen custard, gooey butter cake and St. Louis style BBQ.  

Welcome to SLU! 

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