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Due to ongoing concerns related to the pandemic, SLU 101 Orientation will take place online in summer 2021. To participate in the SLU 101 online sessions, students must sign up through the mySLU portal. 

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. The student program for summer 2021 will be a combined experience of online orientation modules and a two-day virtual, real-time SLU 101 session 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 first semester at SLU. As such, we expect all incoming students to attend. Through SLU 101 summer orientation you will:

  • Learn about academic expectations and available support services at SLU.
  • Explore ways to get involved with campus organizations and activities.
  • Get your questions answered to help you prepare for your first semester at SLU.
  • 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. You must submit your enrollment deposit before registering for SLU 101. It may take 48 hours or more for your enrollment deposit to be recognized in the system before you are able to sign up for a SLU 101 session.

Please note that each session date has a limited capacity. We can not accommodate student "walk-ins" for the program; you must have submitted a SLU 101 reservation to be able to participate in the program. 

SLU 101 summer orientation for summer 2021 will be hosted virtually through Zoom. 

Students, please sign up for a SLU 101 session date to ensure that you receive information for summer orientation. The SLU 101 sessions will be a virtual experience. After you attend a SLU 101 session, you will be eligible to have an advising appointment with an academic advisor. This advising appointment will prepare you for and enable you to register for classes. Students are required to complete the math and English placement tests and may need to complete a language assessment exam. The math and English placement tests should be completed at least two weeks prior to your SLU 101 session.

Learn More About Placement Exams 

Parents and families, orientation information will be hosted for you through a series of virtual live Zoom webinars, along with online information about campus resources and services. The virtual webinar series dates will be separate from your student's SLU 101 session. We will record the parent and family orientation webinar series and post the recordings to the SLU 101 website in case you are not able to attend. The virtual series for parents and families will be hosted throughout June and early July. For the latest campus communications related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit slu.edu/health-advisory.

2021 SLU 101 Freshmen Dates

  • Thursday/Friday, June 3-4, 2021
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 7-8, 2021
  • Thursday/Friday, June 10-11, 2021
  • Tuesday/Wednesday, June 15-16, 2021
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 21-22, 2021
  • Thursday/Friday, June 24-25, 2021
  • Monday/Tuesday, June 28-29, 2021

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 hear about student life and what to expect from college, and we will also have some fun evening events planned for you to help you make friends.  

The virtual SLU 101 session combined with the online orientation modules will give you the information you need to feel confident and prepared for your first semester as a Billiken.  

SLU 101 Optional On-Campus Experience

If you haven’t had a chance to see campus, you can register for the SLU 101 optional on-campus experience. This half-day event gives you the opportunity to get a "feel" for the campus. You’ll get to meet current students and classmates from the class of 2025. The day’s activities will provide you more information on the first-year experience, living on campus, exciting things to do in St. Louis and more. This event does not replace the virtual SLU 101 summer orientation.

You must register for your virtual SLU 101 orientation session before registering for this additional on-campus option. Learn more and register.