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. You and your guest(s) must be registered for a SLU 101 session to attend; we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.
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 advisor 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. You can edit your reservation to change your session/date as long as seats are available in that session. Students are also limited to two guests.
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 your admission counselor. Please give as much notice as possible so that we can inform your advisor and others who are expecting you.
Parents and Family
Parents/guardians and/or family members are encouraged to attend SLU 101 and have their own guest 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, student services and transition issues. Please note that each student is limited to bring two guests with them to SLU 101.
Yes, any member of your family is welcome, though the programs are geared toward parents/guardians. Your guests must be registered to attend the SLU 101 program. Each student is limited to two guests.
Each session has a capacity of how many students and guests we can accommodate. Guests must be registered 12 days out from the session/date. Your parent/guardians and family members are welcome to attend. Please keep in mind that each student is limited to two guests that can attend SLU 101 with them due to limited capacity. To register guests, simply log back into mySLU and make the change to your reservation.
Saint Louis University has created a webpage where the latest campus safeguards and policies related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be highlighted, as well as resources for Saint Louis University faculty, staff, students and parents/families. We encourage you to bring a mask with you to SLU 101 since you may be entering spaces where individuals may ask you to wear a mask in their office.
Saint Louis University keeps information updated on the health advisory webpage for the most up-to-date campus guidelines for COVID-19. Face masks are optional for campus events. However, you should carry a face mask with you at all times even when entering mask-optional spaces. See more information about mask guidelines. Please know that you may be asked to put on your mask when entering offices or other spaces during certain meetings while you are attending SLU 101. Please remember to self-screen for COVID-like symptoms before visiting campus for SLU 101.
A sample schedule is available to give you some idea of what SLU 101 is like, but you will receive a schedule and folder of information on the first day during check-in. 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 students will be staying overnight on-campus, you should bring a change of clothes, toiletries — shampoo, toothbrush, soap, etc. — water bottle, personal items, bedding (or sleeping bag), pillow, towel, and a small amount of money for vending machines or incidentals. Be sure to also bring a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, to obtain your SLU ID. 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.
For the freshman student program: On day one of the program, students receive lunch, dinner and an evening snack. On day two of the program, students receive breakfast and lunch. On day one of the program, guests receive lunch and dinner. On day two of the program, guests receive lunch. Please make sure you submit any dietary needs at the time of your SLU 101 registration so that information can be shared with our dining and catering team.
Be on the lookout for an email sent to your SLU email address in late spring (or early summer) that will share information on how to submit your photo online for your SLU ID. Use the link provided in the email and follow the directions within the email on how to do the online photo submission process. Don't forget to complete this step before you attend SLU 101. Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID to SLU 101 so you can obtain your SLU ID. You must complete the online photo submission process for your student ID to have it ready for your SLU 101 visit. You must also receive an email back sharing your photo has been approved for your SLU ID to be completed.
Registering for Classes at SLU 101
New students are required to complete placement tests and the registration survey; ideally, these are completed by May 15. An academic advisor will utilize this information in building out a tentative fall class schedule. You will have a meeting with academic advising on day one of SLU 101 to review your schedule. If changes need to be made to your class schedule, then students have the opportunity to make changes on day one or day two in the course registration lab. Students can also speak to an academic advisor about a major change during SLU 101. Not all students will complete the course registration process 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. Students are required to attend SLU 101 to complete their course registration process and make any adjustments to their class schedule.
The information you provide in advance of SLU 101 through the registration survey will assist the advising team in pulling together a tentative class schedule for you. The academic advisor will work with you to help you select courses that are appropriate for you and your program of study.
If you used an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/504 plan/other accommodation plan in high school or if you have a documented condition that may require academic or housing accommodations, please contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources (CADR) in the Student Success Center at 314-977-3484 or email@example.com.
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. Or you can schedule a virtual appointment to speak to someone later in the summer.
Housing and Tours
Yes, the overnight stay in the residence hall (Grand Hall) is an important part of the SLU 101 program for the incoming students. 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 in the fall. Students will have randomly assigned roommates/suitemates for the overnight stay; we do not accept roommate requests for the program.
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 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 freshman program sessions. Once you check in as 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 Hall.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life makes housing assignments and they are sent out mid-July to students.
For more information, contact New Student Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org.