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SLU 101 - Summer 2021

SLU 101 Summer Orientation 2021 will provide information to students and families to support them in the transition process to Saint Louis University. For safety and concern for all, the summer orientation program will be a virtual, online experience hosted via Zoom. The SLU 101 sessions will be for students only for summer 2021. We will offer a series of Zoom webinars on different topics for parents and families.

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Student Experience for SLU 101 - Freshmen and Transfer Students

Students must sign up for a SLU 101 session that will be conducted virtually through live Zoom sessions. Please note there is a maximum capacity of how many students we can manage per session, and we cannot add students to sessions. To be eligible for an advising appointment, students must attend a SLU 101 session.

SLU 101 Summer Orientation 2021 has three phases: 

Pre-SLU 101: Prior to the student’s live, virtual SLU 101 session, the student will receive information on items they should complete prior to attending their SLU 101 session such as placement tests, reviewing information in advance of their session, etc. Students will receive a few days out from their SLU 101 session the Zoom link that will be used for their SLU 101 session. Please keep an eye on your email including your junk/spam box in case emails get misdirected to those boxes.

Live, Virtual SLU 101 Session: Students will receive information on how to participate with the live, virtual Zoom sessions for the session date they signed up for. The live, virtual program will be a modified schedule. For freshmen, we will be conducting the live portion across the two days of the session they signed up for; for transfers, we will conduct the live portion during the one day of their session date. 

Post-SLU 101: Students will receive an email from an academic advisor on how to get signed up for a one-on-one advising appointment. You must attend your SLU 101 session to be eligible for this advising appointment. You will also receive additional information regarding online orientation modules to continue to learn about campus resources and services. 

Parent and Family Experience for SLU 101

Parents and guardians will not attend the SLU 101 sessions this summer with their students but will receive information through a series of live, virtual webinars hosted via Zoom. To assure that parents and guardians receive orientation communication their email address should be on file with their student's admission counselor.  

Parent Zoom Sessions 

Parents and guardians are invited to participate in a variety of real-time virtual presentations on topics such as campus safety, student health, academic support and more. Each webinar will have a short presentation with a panel of campus partners and students to assist in answering your questions. Each webinar will be recorded and later placed on this page so you can review on your own time if you are unable to attend one.

Tuesday, June 8, 5 - 6 p.m. Central Time: General SLU 101

This will cover broad information and have a variety of staff available to answer questions. View the recorded June 8 webinar

Wednesday, June 16, 5 - 6 p.m. Central Time: Campus Safety and Student Health

This presentation will be focused on discussing information on campus safety, student health and other areas of student wellness. View the recorded June 16 webinar.

Tuesday, June 22, 5 - 6 p.m. Central Time: Living on Campus

If your student will be living on campus, this presentation will be a great one for you to attend. View the recorded June 22 webinar.

Wednesday, June 30, 5 - 6 p.m. Central Time: Academic Support

Learn more about academic advising, academic support services and other academic resources SLU has in place for students. View the recorded June 30 webinar.

Thursday, July 8, 5 - 6 p.m. Central Time: The End is the Beginning: What's Next?

This presentation will give you tips on how to support your student during their first semester at SLU, address the family transition that exists when sending a student off to college, and provide suggestions on things to discuss with your student during the summer before they begin college. View the recorded July 8 webinar.