OrientationSophomore Welcome 

Fall 2021

Move-In

Move-In Day for students living in Residential Life-managed housing will take place on Thursday, August 26th. Students in the Class of 2024 who have been remote for the full 2020-2021 academic year will have the option to arrive on Wednesday, August 25th so they can familiarize themselves with campus. International students should arrive on August 23rd.

Sophomore Welcome will take place after students have finished moving-in through Saturday, August 28th. 

Sophomore students who are not able to arrive on their official move-in day should plan to arrive on August 28th. We are unable to accommodate arrivals before August 25th for non-international students. 

For more information about move-in, please reference the Residential Life website.

Sophomore Welcome Schedule

Sophomore Welcome will take place after students have finished moving-in through Saturday, August 28th. Move-In Day for students living in Residential Life-managed housing will take place on Thursday, August 26th. Students in the Class of 2024 who have been remote for the full 2020-2021 academic year will have the option to arrive on Wednesday, August 25th and take part in an extra day of programming to introduce them to campus.

We will provide an opportunity for the Class of 2024 to experience some of the traditions we were unable to host in fall of 2020.

Additional details about Sophomore Welcome will be available in July 2021.

Sophomore Welcome is a student program. Families are encouraged to participate in the virtual Family Webinar Series.

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.

Religious services may occur at the same time as Sophomore Welcome events. It is our goal that students will be able to fully observe their faith, practices, and traditions without missing important information. Students will be able to reach out to their Sophomore Welcome Leader in August if they need to miss any events due to religious services.

Accommodation Statement

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. If you have a disability and require any accommodations in order to fully participate in Sophomore Welcome, please contact Miranda Kroeger at the First Year Center. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least two weeks prior to your arrival on campus.