Discover your favorite spot on campus. Get involved with a student organization or club sport. Explore the city of St. Louis. There's a checklist of activities that we'll encourage you to do in your first year on campus that will set the foundation for your success at SLU – not just academically, but socially.
The First-Year Experience at Saint Louis University helps you transition from high school to college by engaging you in the full SLU experience.
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Set your schedule. Meet a mentor. Make new friends. Orientation events are designed to make those first days at SLU both fun, interesting and useful for your college transition.
Discover others who share your passion for the health sciences, your commitment to social justice or just your commute back home. Your community exists at SLU, and we’re here to help you find it.
University 101 is a one-credit course for freshmen with an emphasis on in-class participation. These small, interactive classes meet once a week and provide an ongoing introduction to campus resources while allowing you space to reflect on your transition from high school to college.
Mapworks is an online student survey that freshmen complete near the end of the fall and spring semesters. You'll receive an invitation to access the survey in your SLU email. Your answers to the Mapworks questions will elicit information about how you are adjusting to life on campus and give you insight into what challenges lie ahead. Using your results, we can identify University services and resources that are available to help you meet those challenges.
After completing the survey, you will receive a personalized report written to and about you, as well as a report for staff who are working closely with you to help you achieve success in your first year.