International Student and Scholar Services provides a mandatory orientation program to give new international students essential information regarding their time at MU. You are required to check in with International Student and Scholar Services and attend International Student Welcome. If you do not, you will be in violation of your immigration status.
International Student Welcome will take place online for spring 2021. You can review this YouTube playlist of orientation videos at your convenience.
We will be offering a virtual event for all new students at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. A link will be sent to your MU email prior to the event.
Additional orientation resources:
Mandatory check-in session
You must check-in with International Student and Scholar Services within 30 days of your program start date. Check-in sessions for spring 2021 will be offered online Jan. 6–Feb. 3. Follow the instructions below to sign up for a check-in session in MU Connect.
Check-in sessions will begin promptly at their designated start times and last approximately one and a half hours. Prior your check-in session, you will be emailed a link to upload copies of the following documents to myStatus:
- I-20 or DS-2019
- University of Missouri admission letter
You will also be asked to provide the name, email address and phone number of someone whom we may notify in case of emergency, and to provide the address of where you are living in the U.S.
Transfer students: It may take several days after you check in to receive your new I-20.
Mandatory health screening
All new international students are required to complete a health screening at the Student Health Center. You must take your immunization records with you to the screening.
After your check-in session, a representative from the Student Health Center will contact you to schedule your health screening. If you need to change your screening appointment, you must call the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481. A registration hold preventing future enrollment will be placed on your student account until you have completed your health screening.
Divisional orientation for undergraduate students
You should plan to meet with your academic division during Welcome Week. You will be assigned an advising appointment at this meeting to complete your registration for the semester. Not sure what your school or college is? Select your major on this list to find out.
English language exam for undergraduate students
MyMathTest assessment for undergraduate students
In order to enroll in a Department of Mathematics course, you must meet certain criteria. You can determine whether or not you need to complete the MyMathTest by going to the math placement website. There is no fee or registration required to take the assessment, and you will be given an unlimited number of attempts to complete it.
International Teaching Assistant Program
Any new international graduate student who has a teaching assistantship for the upcoming semester must attend the Orientation for New International Teaching Assistants. However, most new international students will not begin teaching in the first semester.