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What's the Scoop at SLU?

Between all of the paperwork and processes and the sometimes confusing array of SLU acronyms, there's a lot to learn and understand about Saint Louis University. Our What's the Scoop at SLU? webinars are designed to give families opportunities to learn more about how the various campus departments and offices are working to support your student. You'll also have a chance to meet the faces behind the names and ask any lingering questions.

Upcoming Webinars

Date/Time Topic and Link Panelists Description
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Dec. 14

Financial Aid

Webinar Recording
David Rice, Associate Director for Financial Aid Information to understand the financial aid process and tips and strategies for how families can budget throughout their student's college years.

7 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Feb. 8

*new date*

Health and Wellness

Eric Anderson, AVP for Student Well-Being

Knieba Jones, Director of Counseling

Counseling and Health and Well-being professionals will share the services and outreach they provide. They'll share best practices on how families can support their students during their transition into the college community. 
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Feb. 22

Department of Public Safety

Zoom Link

Melinda Heikinnen, AVP for Public Safety and Emergency Management

Joshua Johnson, Community Engagement

Get to know the Department of Public Safety and how they keep our campus community safe. This presentation reviews the services Public Safety provides, as well as how they engage with students.
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday, March 1

Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources

Zoom Link

Kendra Johnston, Director of the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources This presentation will answer questions about accommodations, alternate course formats, diagnostic testing, lending materials, temporary situations (injury, short-term situation, i.e. 2-3 weeks) and parent/family engagement when it comes to accommodations.
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday, March 8

Housing and Dining Services

Zoom Link

Lauren Davis, Interim Associate Director of Housing Operations & Facilities

David Young, Director of Busch Student Center at SLU

The housing and dining team will talk about the on-campus housing community, including the roommate change process, how to work out roommate challenges and how your Billiken can maximize their housing experience by participating within the community. Dining selections, options and processes will also be discussed further, in addition to the mail process at SLU.
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday, April 5

Academic Advising

Zoom Link

Peggy Dotson, Assistant Provost for Academic Advising This presentation will provide an overview of the advising process at SLU. We will discuss the role of both the advisor and student, how students access their advisor and important dates and events.
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday,
April 19

Career Services

Zoom Link

Floyd Welsh, Director for Career Services

Cori Israel, Assistant Director of Career Services

Margaret McGuire, Experiential Learning Coordinator

This presentation will address different career development opportunities and services that are offered, and how students should utilize these resources throughout their college career. Resume writing, major exploration, job and industry fairs, mock interviews, internships research and more.
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday,
Aug. 2

New Student and Family Orientation

Zoom Link

Susan Fanale, Director for First Year Experience

This presentation will answer questions about SLU 101 for students, as well as parents and families. It will also discuss Welcome Week and resources.
7 p.m. CT, Wednesday,
Sept. 6

First Generation Families

Zoom Link

Dr. Victoria Martin, Interim Director of Retention and Student Success

Lindsay Gonterman,  Director of the SOAR Program (Students' Opportunity for Achievement and Resources)

Families who have students in these programs can learn more about how to synthesize the information from SLU 101 in a more practical way, and how they can help support their student at SLU.