December 2010 – Safety

Help Your Student Be a Responsible Billiken
The start of each new school year is full of new beginnings.  For our first-year students, there are many new experiences and temptations to navigate, but even returning students have a chance to reinvent themselves as they begin new classes and consider, or reconsider, how they will spend their time on campus. 

Making positive lifestyle choices and choosing responsible college behavior are not only related to safety on campus, but also academically related decisions.  Integral components in college success include awareness of one’s own predominant learning style, practicing effective time management, selecting appropriate study skills, as well as the ability to think critically and self-assess when responding to assignments.  This newsletter provides valuable information to discuss with your student to help them be a responsible Billiken. 

Student Success Center Helps
Students Succeed

Parents can help their student achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals by becoming knowledible of the services provided by the Studenty Success Center and encouraging their student to utilize those resources. more >> 

Academic Calendar

Mid-term Exams
Monday, October 11 -
Saturday, October 16

Fall Break
Monday, October 18 -
Tuesday, October 19

SLU Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 23

Last Day to Withdraw
Friday, October 29

Pre-registration for
Spring Semester

Monday, November 1 -
Friday, January 14

Residence Halls Close 8 p.m
Tuesday, November 23

Official University Holiday

Thursday, November 25 -
Friday, November 26

Residence Halls
Reopen 9 a.m.

Sunday, November 28

Classes Resume
Monday, November 29

Positive Mental Health is Instrumental to Student Success
Saint Louis University and parents share the common goal of wanting students to be successful in all areas of life. Parents can encourage safe, responsible decision making by encouraging and listening to students talk about their college experiences, sharing your expectations for them at college, holding them accountable for these expectations, and discussing potential issues that could adversely effect their college experience. more >>

Student Safety: A Checklist for Parents
Student safety is a collaborative effort between all members of the SLU community including faculty and staff, students, and parents. Help keep your student safe by reinforcing these important tips. more >> 

Responsible Use of Social Networking Sites Can Lead to a Future Career
Social media web sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can help students promote their professional experiences and skills to potential employers and assist in networking with professionals in their field of study. Parents can help their students utilize these resources by understanding how employers are using social media in identifying potential job candidates and encourage their student to use them in a professional manner. more >>

Parents Support SLU Cancer Center at Billiken 5K
Nearly 350 runners and walkers helped raise awareness of cancer by participating in the second annual Billiken 5K. The second annual walk/run, held on September 5, started at Chaifetz Arena, made two loops around SLU's beautiful Midtown campus before finishing the race at the Billiken statue in front of the arena. All net proceeds from the Billiken 5K benefitted the Saint Louis University Cancer Center.
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Upcoming Events
Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 23

Give back to your community by volunteering for “the nation’s largest day of doing good". More than 2,500 members of the SLU community volunteered for this day of service last year. Learn how you can get involved in this year's Make a Difference Day.
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Make a Difference Trivia Night
Saturday, October 23
6:15 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. questions begin
Il Monastero, Saint Louis University
Test your trivia knowledge and support the SLU Emergency Scholarship Fund by participating in the Make a Difference Trivia Night.

Cost: $200 general table registration
$300 premier table registration
Premier tables include two large single topping pizzas, personal bar and food service, and free mulligans.

Free on-site parking, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided.

Register at

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The Roar is Back! Support Billiken Athletics!
Student season tickets are available for $135 and can be added to your student's account. When you purchase student season tickets your child receives:

  • Dinner with men's basketball coach Rick Majerus
  • Preferred seating in the student section of Chaifetz Arena
  • SLU gear
  • 10 points for the Student Point System
  • Pre-game parties and pep rallies

For more information or to order tickets call 314.977.4SLU or visit