2018 Orientation Schedule

The Saints Nation team is made up of current students who are looking forward to welcoming you to Maryville. Saints Nation is led by our four coordinators, Kirby Cooper, Emily Blumfelder, Trent Carriger, Katherine Pickerill, who have been working all summer to ensure that orientation is a blast!

We are excited to have you on campus for Orientation in August!

Check back throughout the summer for more updates and details!



Residence Hall Check-in & Move-in: Donius University Center (Breakfast or Lunch Provided – depending on move in time)
Welcome home! Spend some time moving in and setting up your new home. Breakfast is provided for students and guests for morning move-in. Lunch is provided for students and guests for afternoon move-in.
Move in begins at the Donius University Center. In order to prevent lines and provide each Saint the assistance needed, students will be assigned specific move-in times.

Floor Meetings & Welcome Activities for Residents


Orientation Sessions will include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Welcome
  • Academic Welcome Lunches
  • Students “M” Photo
  • Convening of the Class
  • President’s Parent Reception

Saturday, August 25th: New Students Only

Orientation Sessions will include:

  • Good Morning Maryville!
  • Orientation Play
  • Maryville 101
  • Dinner at President’s House (President’s Backyard)
  • Orientation Celebration

Sunday, August 26th: New Students Only

Orientation Sessions will include:

  • Breakfast with Academic Schools
  • Finding Your Classes
  • The Mindset of a Saint: A Professor’s Perspective
  • “Dramatic Dialogues” Performance
  • University Week of Welcome (UWOW) KickOff



Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis – Chesterfield
355 Chesterfield Center E, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Reservation Link: https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2312929

Marriott – St. Louis West
660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141
8/23: $129/night
8/24-8/26: $99/night
To receive special rates, please email please email jmichaels@stlmarriottwest.com or call Jamie Michaels at
314-514-6107 to make your reservation. Please mention “Maryville University Orientation” to get the special rate