Arrival Information

CHECKING-IN:  Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 26 and continues until 3:00 p.m.  When you arrive on campus, you should check in at your residence hall building.  You will find the name of your building on the First-Year Program Placement and Information Sheet which will be sent to your SLU e-mail no later than mid-July. At check-in, you will receive your SLU ID/meal card and room combination. 

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR CHECK-IN:  You must present a government issued photo ID at check-in before you can receive your SLU ID/meal card. Also, your immunization records and health forms must be on file with the Health Center in order for you to begin check-in at your residence hall. If you have questions regarding your immunization records and health forms, staff will be available to assist you in the Sullivan Student Center Winston Room starting at 8:30 a.m. 

MOVING INTO YOUR RESIDENCE HALL ROOM:  The residence halls are not available for occupancy until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 26, unless you are going on a North Country Pre-Trip (see below) or are required to be here for a sport (if so, you will receive information from your coach).  People will be available all day Sunday to assist you with campus directions and moving-in tasks.  Look for individuals in special Residence Life and Orientation Leader shirts. They are there to help!

ACCOMMODATIONS: You may wish to stay in a hotel on the night of August 25 and/or your family may wish to stay over on the 26th before heading back home.  You can find information about local accommodations at accommodations

DIRECTIONS: You will find directions to campus, to the residence halls and to parking on campus on the Driving and Parking page. You will also find a campus map online at

ORIENTATION: An orientation program for your family begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 26 and concludes with the Matriculation Ceremony, which ends at 4:30 p.m. In addition, beginning at 8:30 a.m., staff from the Safety and Security Office and the Health and Counseling Center will be available at the Torrey Center. Family Orientation begins at 10:30 a.m. with a "Welcome from the Deans" and includes an early afternoon session for families to meet their student's FYP faculty member[s]. The Matriculation Ceremony marks the beginning of orientation for incoming students, which continues until classes begin on Wednesday, August 29.  The Orientation Schedule is currently not available. However you will receive a hard copy of a full schedule when you check-in.

NORTH COUNTRY PRE-TRIPS:  If you have been pre-approved to go on a North Country Pre-Trip, you should arrive on Wednesday, August 22, and you will be able to move into your room on that day.  We will have a brief orientation program for families of students going on the pre-trips, but families are welcome to return, if possible, on Sunday for the full Family Orientation.  First year students will be back on campus by Sunday noon. Please see the section on “North Country Trips” on the New Laurentian Guide website or contact the Office of Student Activities and Leadership at (315) 229-5757 for more information or if you have any questions about pre-trips.

QUESTIONS?  If we can be of assistance as you plan for your arrival in August, please call the First-Year Program Office at (315) 229-5909 or email us at FYP.