Mandatory Welcome Sessions

You are encouraged to make your travel arrangements to Madrid accordingly, as the welcome sessions are mandatory.

Dr. Vita speaks to new students at SLU-Madrid.


Summer 2018

Summer welcome sessions will take place at 9 a.m. on the first day of classes:

  • Summer session: May 21
  • Spanish summer session: June 25

Fall 2018

New first-year or transfer students should plan to be at SLU-Madrid on Saturday, Sept. 1. The orientation program, featuring a scavenger hunt, information sessions and time for sports and games, will take place at the Fray Luis de León Cultural Complex, a retreat center located in the scenic Guadarrama Mountains outside Madrid. The two-day program is mandatory for all new first-year and transfer students.

If you are required or advised to take an institutional TOEFL exam, you will do so during the two-day retreat.

Students will return to campus on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Convocation and Family Welcome, a ceremony which officially marks the beginning of your studies at SLU-Madrid.

View the New First-Year and Transfer welcome sessions schedule

If you are a study abroad student, make your flight arrangements to arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport on Sunday, Sept. 2. Study abroad welcome sessions will be held on Monday, Sept. 3, in the afternoon.

View the Study Abroad welcome sessions schedule