SLU 101 Transfer Orientation is your first opportunity to live life as a Billiken, and all incoming students are expected to attend. During SLU 101, you'll connect with other students, be introduced to Saint Louis University resources and get to know key spots on campus.
New transfer students starting at SLU in fall 2023 can select from three SLU 101 session dates:
- Tuesday, May 30 (one-day, on-campus program)
- Wednesday, July 12 (one-day, on-campus program)
- Monday, Aug. 7 (one-day, virtual program)
Your Introduction to Life at SLU
We understand that you already have experience at college, so we've designed SLU 101 Transfer Orientation specifically to meet the unique needs of transfer students.
During SLU 101, you will:
- Learn about important campus resources at SLU, including Information Technology Services, the Office of Parking and Card Services, the Student Involvement Center, campus ministry, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Student Success Center, student financial services and more through the SLU 101 session and after your SLU 101 session with the online orientation modules you can review on your own time.
- Make connections with other students.
- Have time to get questions answered by staff members and student leaders.
Because we provide a great deal of information relevant to your academic success and register you for your first semester classes, it is expected that all new transfer students will participate in this program. You must attend a SLU 101 session to be eligible to have an individual meeting with an academic advisor.
Registering for SLU 101
To register for SLU 101, log into mySLU (your username and password can be found in your admission packet). Click on the SLU 101 Registration icon. You must submit your enrollment deposit before registering for SLU 101. Please note it may take 48 hours or more for the system to recognize your deposit before you can select your SLU 101 session.
During the SLU 101 registration process, you will select the SLU 101 session you wish to attend: Tuesday, May 30 (one-day, on-campus program; Wednesday, July 12 (one-day, on-campus program); or Monday, Aug. 7 (one-day, virtual program). Aug. 7 is the only virtual SLU 101 session for summer 2023.
Please sign up for a SLU 101 session to ensure you receive information for orientation. About a week before SLU 101, you will receive an email with more information to prepare for your SLU 101 session, along with tasks you'll need to complete before you attend.
SLU 101 Transfer Orientation FAQs
Unfortunately, yes. Each program has a limited capacity because we make every effort to keep sessions at a manageable to size to be able to give you individual attention and allow you get to know others through the program.
After you complete and submit the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation registration through mySLU, you will select the date of the SLU 101 Transfer Orientation session that you are able to attend. (For students starting in the fall semester, we have three summer SLU 101 Transfer sessions available for you to determine which one works best for you.)
Yes. The schedule identifies which parts are required for your attendance. To be eligible for an advising appointment, you must attend a SLU 101 session. You’ll be getting important information that will help you to adjust to your first semester at Saint Louis University during SLU 101. You may not think you need it now, but you will appreciate it later.
We expect all new transfer students to attend SLU 101 Transfer Orientation because it provides an opportunity for you to learn more about your school/college, understand advising at SLU and to learn about campus services and resources. If you are truly unable to attend any of the sessions, please contact your admission counselor to make other arrangements to complete registration.
All students who have signed up for SLU 101 Transfer Orientation and attend a SLU 101 session will be eligible to have a meeting with an academic advisor. You will meet with an academic advisor during your SLU 101 session.
Yes, placement tests are required for all new students and you can learn more here. Students also have a registration survey to complete. All of this information will help your academic advisor with your class schedule.
If you have a question not addressed in the above FAQs or need additional information, email New Student Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org.