Orientation

Bear Beginnings 2024

International Transfer & Exchange Welcome

Transfer & Exchange move-In is Tuesday, August 20 for students living in Residential Life housing.

Transfer & Exchange Welcome is Tuesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 24.

Fall 2024 Welcome Schedule will be available in April

Move-In

Students living in Residential Life-managed housing will be assigned a move-in time between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20 when your housing assignment is released. Students living in off-campus apartments must arrive in St. Louis by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20.


The Office for International Student Engagement (OISE) will offer a free shuttle to international transfer and exchange students from St. Louis-Lambert International Airport to campus on August 20 only between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

More information about move-in will be available in early July.

Religious Observances

The Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL) offers connections with a wide variety of religious organizations on campus and in the St. Louis area. Please reach out to ORSEL to get connected with campus ministry groups and St. Louis organizations.

It often happens that religious services occur during Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome. It is our goal that students will be able to fully observe their faith, practices, and traditions without missing important information. Students should reach out to their WUSA if they plan on missing an orientation event for a religious observance to ensure the student has access to any information they may miss.

Accommodation Statement

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. If you have a disability and require accommodations (such as assistive listening device, captioning, large print, reserved front row seat, advanced copy of slides to be projected, etc.) in order to fully participate in Transfer and Exchange Welcome, please list them in your TX Welcome registration form. The form will be available in May and will be due on July 1, 2024. After we receive your submission, a member of Student Transitions & Family Programs will contact you for more information. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least two weeks prior to your arrival on campus. For any other questions about accessibility during Transfer & Exchange Welcome, please contact Student Transitions & Family Programs.