Bear Beginnings 2024

Transfer & Exchange Welcome

Transfer & Exchange Move-In Day is Tuesday, August 20.*

*Fall varsity athletes may have different arrival dates, please check with your head coach for more information.

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

The Transfer & Exchange Fall Welcome Registration form is due on July 1, 2024.

The International Student Arrival form is due on August 5, 2024. Only exchange and international transfer students must complete this form.


Move-In Day for all transfer and exchange students is on Tuesday, August 20.

Students living in Residential Life must move-in between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All other transfer and exchange students should be on campus by 6:00 PM.

Fall varsity athletes may have different arrival dates, please check with your head coach for more information.

More information about move-in will be available in May.

Summer 2024 Newsletters

The Bear Bulletin is a newsletter sent to all students. Incoming transfer and exchange students will receive an edition tailored to their population twice a month throughout the summer.

Bear Bulletin: Exchange Student Edition

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 Fall Welcome Registration form. 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 and Exchange Welcome, please contact Student Transitions & Family Programs.