Gorlok Registration and Orientation Workshops | Webster University

Gorlok Registration and Orientation Workshops

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Gorlok Registration and Orientation Workshops (GROW) is a way for students to meet other students, become familiar with campus services, and register for fall classes. Every student attending Webster University in the fall needs to attend a GROW event.

GROW events are a day-long experience with check-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the East Academic Building (EAB) lobby, 545 Garden Ave.,St. Louis, MO 63119, building #6 on our Campus Map.

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, parking is reserved for you in the Garden Park Plaza parking garage,
building #10. Entry to the garage is from Garden Avenue. GROW Parking signs will be
posted to help direct you once you reach campus. You may park in any spot in the garage.

After parking, follow the GROW sign directing you across the street to the East Academic
Building (EAB) lobby to check in.

If you have any questions or need further directions on the day of the event, please call 314.712.9566.

We look forward to seeing you

The most important task you want to complete at GROW is to get acquainted with college life. You will attend interactive workshop sessions, informational sessions, and advising sessions. You will learn about college life, academic and social resources, the honor code and more. You will be given a wealth of information in a short period of time.

Webster recognizes the fact that parents need help adjusting to their student’s transition into college. Therefore we invite and want parents to attend the GROW event as well. Together with your student, parents will get the opportunity to learn about important campus resources, the academic and social aspects of college life, and how important the role is that they play in their student’s success at Webster.

Webster’s goal is for you to immerse yourself in college life so that when you arrive on campus in the fall you can hit the ground running. GROW gives you the opportunity to make friends and become comfortable with navigating the campus.

Come GROW with us as we welcome you to Webster University!


We invite you to explore the option of participating in a dynamic learning community as part of your first-year experience at Webster University. Learning communities are groups of like-minded new students who choose to learn together, study together, and explore their fields of interest together.

The Learning Community (LC) program consists of co-enrolling students in purposefully paired courses in their first fall semester at Webster University. These courses are specifically selected for the learning community, and based on a topical interest or an area of academic study. Through these Learning Communities, you will participate in activities inside and outside of the classroom that will enhance your learning and a greater connection to the Webster University community. Learn more about Learning Communities.


First Year Seminars at Webster University are designed to help students improve their abilities to integrate, transfer, make connections among, and apply knowledge -- in short, to become great thinkers who are prepared for responsible global citizenship. First Year Seminar is required for all new full-time degree-seeking freshmen (who have not previously matriculated at another post- secondary institution or who have fewer than 16 credit hours of college credit and who are also younger than 20 years old). It is open only to students who are newly matriculated to Webster University. At the home campus in Webster Groves, it is offered only in the Fall semester. Learn more about First Year Seminars


*Registration for GROW will open in the Spring of 2020.  All first year students and parents will be notified once the registration is live.

For any of your registration needs, please contact Academic Advising to schedule a phone appointment at (314) 968-6972 or (800) 982-3847. 

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The following Check List will be used during your GROW experience and is designed to help you on-board to our systems. 

*GROW Checklist