Saint Louis University offers a complete schedule of SLU 101 sessions specifically designed for parents and guardians to help you become more familiar with campus and to cover transition topics of interest to parents and families.
Parent and family session topics include scholarships and financial aid, student health, campus safety, academic advising, student services and transition issues.
While you might consider returning to campus in August for Fall Welcome to help your student move on campus, SLU 101 is the event where parents and families receive the most information about SLU and are able to interact with our faculty, staff and students. It is helpful to have a parent or family member attend with the student because SLU 101 programming includes a student track and a guest track, with different schedules.
Hotels for SLU 101
SLU 101 guests are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. Guests are not allowed to stay with their students in the residence halls during SLU 101.
Saint Louis University is located in a thriving urban area filled with hotel accommodations just minutes away from campus, many of which offer discounted rates for Saint Louis University visitors. Please note that rates are subject to change and based on availability.
Please park in Laclede Parking Garage for SLU 101.
Supporting Your Student During SLU 101
Listen and Take Notes
Get to Know Other Parents and Families
Give Your Student Some Space
Create a Reflection Checklist
- What do you want to discuss with them before they return to campus in August? What family expectations may you have of them?
- Allow your student to share with you their personal goals they have for college.
- Listen to what they learned during SLU 101.
- Discuss how they can be responsible for managing problems as they occur in college by knowing the resources and services available for them at SLU.