Skip to main content

Saint Louis University Header Logo Center

Menu Search & Directory

Mandatory Welcome Sessions

You are encouraged to make your travel arrangements to Madrid accordingly, as the welcome sessions are mandatory.

Dr. Vita speaks to new students at SLU-Madrid.

Spring 2019

New first-year, transfer and study abroad students should plan to be at SLU-Madrid on Monday January 7. Mandatory welcome sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 8, in the afternoon.

View the mandatory welcome sessions schedule

Summer 2019

Welcome sessions will be at 9 a.m., the same day classes start, on May 20 for Summer I and on June 24 for Summer II. M.A. Spanish students will have their own welcome session.

Fall 2019

New first-year or transfer students should plan to be at SLU-Madrid on Saturday, Sept. 1. The orientation program, featuring a scavenger hunt, information sessions and time for sports and games, will take place at the Fray Luis de León Cultural Complex, a retreat center located in the scenic Guadarrama Mountains outside Madrid. The two-day program is mandatory for all new first-year and transfer students.

If you are required or advised to take an institutional TOEFL exam, you will do so during the two-day retreat.

Students will return to campus on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Convocation and Family Welcome, a ceremony which officially marks the beginning of your studies at SLU-Madrid.

View the New First-Year and Transfer welcome sessions schedule

If you are a study abroad student, make your flight arrangements to arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport on Sunday, Sept. 2. Study abroad welcome sessions will be held on Monday, Sept. 3, in the afternoon.

View the Study Abroad welcome sessions schedule