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International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is your opportunity to meet other international students and find out more about Saint Louis University. 

You’ll learn about the requirements for maintaining your visa, take required placement exams, enroll in classes and meet new friends. We’ll help you sign up for a cell phone, open a bank account, and bring you to the store to get essential items for your first few weeks on campus. You'll also register with the Office of International Services so we can assist you during your stay.

Every international student should plan to attend SLU’s international orientation, even if you’ve studied in the United States before. Every school has different policies and resources, and it is important to know what is expected of you at SLU.

International Student Orientation: Aug. 19-20, 2021

Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate international students beginning their studies in August 2021, on-campus students can move into the residence halls beginning Aug. 17, 2021. We will provide airport pick-up for on-campus residents on Tuesday, Aug. 17 or Wednesday, Aug. 18. If you live on-campus and need to request airport pick-up, please send your full name, Banner ID, and flight itinerary to both Andrea.Zhou@slu.edu and internationalservices@slu.edu with the subject “AIRPORT PICK-UP REQUEST”. We will confirm your arrival one week prior to the pick-up dates.

Orientation Dates: Thursday, Aug. 19-Friday, Aug. 20
Location: Center for Global Citizenship
Time: 9 a.m.

Fall Semester Classes Begin: Aug. 25

Graduate Students

For graduate international students beginning their studies in August 2021, we will provide airport pick-up if you are living on the campus.  If you live on-campus and need to request airport pick-up, please send your full name, Banner ID, and flight itinerary to Andrea.Zhou@slu.edu and internationalservices@slu.edu with the Subject “AIRPORT PICK-UP REQUEST." We will confirm your arrival one week prior to the pick-up dates. If you are not living on the campus, you should take a taxi or Uber directly to your residence.

Orientation Dates: Thursday, Aug. 19-Friday, Aug. 20
Location: Center for Global Citizenship
Time: 9 a.m.

Graduate program start dates vary by program. Please contact your academic department to determine when your department will hold orientation. Be advised that you are still required to attend international student orientation. 

For international students whose academic program begins Aug. 16, we will hold a brief welcome for you on Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. in Des Peres Hall, Suite 102. You should plan to attend the Aug. 19-20 orientation as well.