August 2010 – Welcome/Welcome Back

Greetings from the
Parents Program Chair Couple
Allen and Cindy Grieve

Parent volunteers and donors are valued members of the SLU family. Feel free to influence your student’s educational experience by volunteering, attending events, and visiting campus as often as possible. more >>

Allen and Cindy Grieve - Parents Program Chair Couple

Parents Program Volunteer Opportunties
Please join the Parents Program at the following events and make a difference in the SLU community. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Billiken 5k Run and Walk
Sunday, September 5, 8 a.m.
Chaifetz Arena
Cost: $20 per person; $25 per person day of race.
Register online!

Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 23, 8 a.m.
Contact LaVerne Robinson at for more information.

Make a Difference Trivia Night
Saturday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Blvd.
Register online!

Click here for more information on these events.

Welcome Week / Welcome Back Week Schedules
Welcome SLU parents! In lieu of the academic calendar, the Welcome Week and Welcome Back links are provided for you and your student to be informed and connected.


Transition Checklists
Committees of faculty, staff, and students developed transition checklists for each year of the undergraduate experience at SLU.  The checklists are designed as suggestions to help students throughout the year, but should not be seen as an all encompassing list or a required checklist.  Check out your students' checklist.


Family Weekend
Friday, September 24 -
Sunday, September 26
During the weekend of September 24-26, more than 4,000 SLU families and alumni will be back to campus for the combined Family/ Homecoming Weekend. Events included receptions, concert, golf cart parade, tours of campus, and live entertainment. more >>

Join the Billiken Parent Association
The Saint Louis University Billiken Parent Association (BPA) is now active and filling up with Parents.  The BPA is designed to provide parents with a closer network of support to best assist their students and will serve as a forum for parents to be supported by and feel connected to the University  during the time that their student is here.  more >>

Help Recruit Future Billikens
Recruiting new students is essential to the continued success of Saint Louis University.  In its second year, the Alumni and Parent Billiken Ambassadors Program has helped families across the country get involved. more >>

Cross Cultural Center
In support of Saint Louis University’s Jesuit mission, the Cross Cultural Center is committed to maintaining an environment of mutual respect for people of all backgrounds and cultures. It is our mission to teach and foster a climate of multicultural awareness on our campus and surrounding community. We strive to assist our students to be prepared to thrive in a multicultural society.

Emergency Student Aid Scholarship Fund Helps Keep Students Enrolled at SLU
Thanks to gifts from parents, students have been given the chance to pursue their dreams and allow them to afford their SLU education. more >>

Housing and Residence Life
The University is proud to announce a state of the art apartment style living facility available for upper class students. more >>

Student Success Center and Advising Services
Success looks different for everyone. Many Saint Louis University students measure success by obtaining a degree, while others think a high grade point averages equal success.  There are some students that feel  securing a job after graduation equates to success and then there are those that think passing a test means success.  There are no right or wrong definitions of success; however your student defines success is their prerogative and we have just the place to help them reach their goals! more >>

Study Abroad Opportunities
Welcome back! When students decide to study abroad, parents may feel left somewhat in the dark. The aim of this article is to help streamline the process for both student and parent and put your mind at ease…you all are in good hands!

Simon Recreation Center and Wellness
The heart of a Billiken's active lifestyle is the newly expanded and remodeled Simon Recreation Center, one of the finest in the Midwest. The 120,000 square-foot facility now boasts two levels with more than 200 pieces of equipment, including elliptical machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and free weights. more >>

Encouraging Your Student's Future Career
As a parent, it is important to support your student as they determine a career path, and there are a variety of things you can do to help in this process.  Career Services is a great resource for students in every stage of career development—from deciding on a major or career to gaining internship experience and finding that first job after graduation. more >>