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Welcome to SLU 101

It's official — welcome to the family! Faculty, staff and students have been working hard to connect you to the SLU community. This page serves as your online resource hub for SLU 101 summer orientation.

You are embarking on an exciting adventure. These resources will give you the information you need to feel confident and prepared for your first semester as a Billiken. Dive into SLU's mission, discover our academic support services, learn the ins and outs of living on campus — and much more. Please continue to use these first-year resources after SLU 101 to revisit the information you learned during summer orientation.

Find the latest campus communications related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as resources for Saint Louis University faculty, staff, students and parents.

We're Here for You

Resources to Help You Succeed

Learn more about the SLU resources available to support you during your college transition and throughout your Billiken experience. 

Academic Calendar

The University Academic Calendar is a great source of information to continue to refer back to for key dates at the university.

Billikens' First Chapter

Students are selected for this program based on information they provided during the Admission process.  If you have been notified that you are a part of this program, please learn more about the resources available to you.


From textbooks to apparel the Saint Louis University Barnes & Noble Bookstore has everything you need. Have fun exploring the store in the Busch Student Center, or shop for SLU gear online.

Campus Dining

Student meal plans are convenient, flexible and loaded with options. Watch a video about SLU's dining options

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry supports the mission of the University in the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. We encourage you to explore your spirituality, engage with our campus ministers and participate in our programs. We welcome you, regardless of your faith.

 Campus Recreation and Wellness

At SLU, we are here to support your whole person. As you prepare to transition to campus life, check out SLU's campus recreation and wellness programs, along with SLU's campus recreation and wellness.

Career Services

Saint Louis University Career Services is here to help you begin a process of self-exploration that can help you better make decisions about majors and careers. We are committed to delivering excellent career counseling and content, including our new podcast, related to your professional and vocational development.

Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources

Saint Louis University’s Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources supports your educational experience by helping you access academic accommodations and services. We coordinate aids and services to meet the needs of students with disabilities to create a safe and supportive campus community for everyone. We partner with students, faculty, academic departments and service providers to facilitate equal access to and opportunity to participate in all University programs, services and experiences. All inquiries received by the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources about the availability of University-related accommodations are confidential. Contact us at or schedule an appointment with a staff member through EAB Navigate.

Center for Social Action

The Center for Social Action connects students, faculty, staff, and alumni to volunteer opportunities near and far, in person or remotely.

Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship

The Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship promotes and maintains an inclusive environment of mutual respect for people of all backgrounds, cultures, and identities.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities have been a part of campus life at Saint Louis University since the early 1900s. You can learn more about these opportunities, how to join, and where to direct questions by visiting the fraternity and sorority life website.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend will be Sept. 27-29, 2024. Registration typically opens on Aug. 1.

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Honors Program

The Saint Louis University Honors Program offers honors-only courses and smaller, seminar-style courses.  Learn more about the Honors Program and how the Honors Program Office supports students.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) professionals are distributed across campus to assist students, faculty, staff, researchers, clinics and guests with campus technology needs such as password help, printing, troubleshooting and more.  Learn more about ITS at SLU.

Parent Resources

The Billiken Parent and Family Association’s mission is to inform and involve parents to facilitate student success in achieving their goals and the University in achieving its mission; all toward a higher purpose and a greater good. Find them on Facebook and connect with other Billiken parents and families. Review frequently asked questions from parents and family members and view other information for parents of SLU students.

Parking, IDs and Transportation

There are more than 35 parking lots and garages on SLU’s Midtown campus, at the School of Law downtown and at Parks College’s Center for Aviation Science in Cahokia, Illinois. Permits for Saint Louis University parking can be purchased year-round online via mySLU. No car? No problem. SLU offers a wide variety of transportation options, including a shuttle service and safe escorts, to help you get around campus. Find more about parking and transportation.

Your SLU ID has your parking access but this card opens the door to much more. A SLU ID serves as your University identification. It’s also used for dining on campus, services at Pius XII Memorial Library, Simon Recreation Center, and even shopping with Billiken Bucks and banking. Get a SLU ID.

Your SLU ID has your parking access but this card opens the door to much more. A SLU ID serves as your University identification. It’s also

 Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies

The Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies supports undergraduate students considering careers in health-related fields and in legal professions.

SLU EXPeriential Learning Program

Through internships and learn-and-earn scholarships, the SLU EXPeriential Learning Program lets you take charge of your professional and personal development even before you begin your first year at SLU.


The Students' Opportunity for Achievement & Resources (SOAR) Program works with first-generation college students, those who have received a Pell Grant, or students who have a disability throughout their time at Saint Louis University.

Student Financial Services

It’s our goal to remove financial barriers that may stand in the way. Call, email or schedule an appointment through EAB Navigate to meet with your financial aid counselor. If you haven’t started classes at SLU yet, contact your admission counselor with your financial aid questions. To learn more, explore financial aid FAQs.

Student Health

The Saint Louis University Student Health Center provides quality care from trained health care professionals by appointment.

Student Involvement

The Saint Louis University Student Involvement Center is your essential guide to campus life and out-of-classroom learning. We connect you with weekly events and movies, late-night activities, over 215 student organizations, twenty-five fraternities and sororities, servant leadership opportunities and transition programming.

Student Mail Services

Student Mail Services is located on the first floor of the Busch Student Center. You will find the entrance on the back side of the building facing the lecture halls. Please note the hours of operation during the summer are different than the school year. You can learn more about package and mail deliveries by visiting the Student Mail Services website.

Study Abroad

Saint Louis University offers a guaranteed study abroad opportunity at our campus in Madrid, Spain.

SLU by the Numbers


student organizations to join


students live on campus in SLU residence halls and apartment complexes


leadership roles available to students at SLU


residential Learning Communities