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Fall Move-In: What You Need to Know


The residence halls are ready and the entire campus community is primed to welcome Saint Louis University’s newest Billikens and their families during Fall Move-In.

Oriflamme members at Move-In

Are you ready for Fall Move-In? Members of the Oriflamme are raring to help with all those boxes as SLU's newest Billikens arrive on campus. SLU photo

What to Know About Move-In

Who's Here to Help Me?

An Oriflamme member
Need a hand? SLU students, faculty and staff members will be volunteering to help with Move-In and Fall Welcome events. Photo by Amelia Flood

How to Get Around During Move-In?

Where Should I Park?

I’ve Moved In, Now What?

There are a host of Fall Welcome activities planned to introduce students and their families to life at SLU.

Square Dance

Do-si-do, 'Paint SLU' and stretch it out with Yoga on the Quad. There's a lot to do as part of SLU's Fall Welcome. Photo by Luke Yamnitz

Fall Welcome Highlights

Thursday, Aug. 22
Small group by Ignatius the Pilgrim

Students gather to learn about life at SLU before "Ignatius the Pilgrim" on the Quad. SLU photo

  • First Floor Meetings: Students can meet their new neighbors, meet their RAs and peer mentors and can learn about living on campus.
  • Commuter and Transfer Meet-ups: Sponsored by the Commuter Assistants and Transfer Mentors, these welcome meetings are a chance to meet new friends and to enjoy a meal together in the Saint Louis Room.
  • ‘First-Year Floats’: Oriflamme members will whip up ice cream floats, courtesy of St. Louis’s own Fitz’s Soda, to wrap up new students’ first official day as Billikens.
  • Parent and Family Jazz Reception: New Billiken family members can chill out under the stars with food and music.
Family Jazz Reception

Families gather to relax with jazz under the stars during Fall Welcome. SLU photo

Friday, Aug. 23
Fall Convocation

University leaders, faculty and staff members gather to welcome new students and their families at Fall Convocation. SLU photo

  • Convocation: The official kickoff to the academic year is a celebration of new beginnings and new Billikens that will feature an inspirational message from University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., and other outstanding speakers. The ceremony will stream live on both Saint Louis University's Facebook page and website
  • College and School Orientation Programs: SLU’s colleges and schools will share special programs that include workshops, lunch and chances to score some SLU swag (while supplies last!)
  • Family Farewell: A chance to offer some last minute advice, to snap a fresh photo to remember a special day or to share a family hug.
  • Paint SLU: A favorite event from SLU’s 2018 bicentennial year, students will enjoy an exciting night that is a cross between live concert and color run. Real paint and shower caps provided.
Paint SLU

Students unleash their creativity at Paint SLU. Photo by Michelle Peltier

Saturday, Aug. 24
Students perform service

Service is a central part of the SLU experience. SLU photo

  • New Student Day of Service: SLU’s newest students will join their classmates, RAs and Oriflamme members in giving back as part of the University’s 200 year-old tradition of care and volunteerism.
  • Spirit Competition and Men’s Soccer Game: Break out the Billiken gear and cheer on the home team for a chance to take home the title of proudest SLU students.
  • C U @ the Rec: Dance Extravaganza: As the song goes, “Just dance!” at this party at the Simon Recreation Center. The night includes a showcase of SLU’s many cultural dance teams and the traditional Fall Welcome favorite – the Square Dance.
  • Party on Grand: Head to Bicentennial Plaza outside of the Grand Dining Hall for Bingo, yard games and SLU’s own rendition of Carpool Karaoke to wind down the night.
Square Dance

Ready to swing your partner and to make a new friend for life? SLU photo

Sunday, Aug. 25
Yoga on the Quad

Enjoy an exercise in mindfulness with your fellow Billikens. SLU photo

  • Yoga on the Quad: Mellow out and stretch out muscles sore from Saturday night’s fun with mindful movement amid your fellow Billikens.
  • First 9 p.m. Mass: A timeless SLU tradition, take part in your first student liturgy of the 2019-2020 academic year. A St. Louis treat will follow.
Singers at Mass

Get in touch with your spiritual side in fellowship with your fellow students at 9 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Xavier College Church. SLU photo

Want to Learn More?

Find the latest about Fall Welcome here.