New to Mizzou

Summer Welcome

A student’s transition to Mizzou is shared by the whole family. Attending orientation in person or virtually can help families get to know the resources, services and people who will also be a part of your Tiger’s first year at Mizzou.

About Summer Welcome Orientation & Advising

Save the Date: Family Weekend 2024

September 13-15


Join us for a weekend dedicated to the families and guardians that make our Tigers’ success possible. More information coming soon!

Topics to Discuss

New experiences often bring up new expenses. Discuss who will pay for tuition, food, housing, clothing, phone, health care…

Checking their bank or meal plan balance often will help Tigers show how things add up. If dining plan meals don’t add up as quickly as expected, Tigers can adjust their plans or their habits.

Talking and visiting less often can be hard, but it can be a sign they are settling in.

Learning about and gathering academic resources early will make it easier to bounce back quickly.

Student Health & Well-Being physicians provide the same services as your hometown family doctor and can often provide same-day or next-day appointments.

The Student Health Center’s 24/7 nurse line (573-882-7481) can help your Tiger find the best option.

Has your Tiger...

Checkmark Completed important requirements for the semester?
Your student will receive a personalized to-do list sent to their Mizzou email inbox.
Checkmark Submitted Mizzou ID card information?
It’s the key to food, fitness, activities, residence halls and more.
Checkmark Completed the Canvas course?
This is their one-stop-shop for all the resources they need to succeed.
Checkmark Established an accommodations plan with the Disability Center?
Establishing a plan before the semester starts will help make sure accommodations are ready from the very first day. Call the Disability Center at 573-882-4696.
Checkmark Downloaded the Residential Life move-in checklist?
Know what to bring — and what to leave behind.
Checkmark Received a copy from you of their insurance card?
…Or has a photo of your card and knows the policyholder’s date of birth. Contact your insurance provider.