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The Basics

Meet the City is an 8-week orientation program designed to help you make friends and get to know St. Louis. When you sign up for Meet the City, you'll be assigned to an 8-12 person group. Each week, you'll meet in a different St. Louis neighborhood (e.g. The Grove, Soulard, etc.) where you'll explore the area, eat great food, get to know other new St. Louisans, and learn about this amazing city!

Your $50 registration fee includes:

  • Guided mini-tours of 8 St. Louis neighborhoods
  • Games and activities about St. Louis history and culture
  • A group guide who leads conversations and plans weekend events
  • Trips to some of the best cheap eats in St. Louis (food purchased separately)
  • A free Meet the City t-shirt

On the weekends, you can join in on optional activities around the St. Louis area. It's like college orientation - for adults!

Length: 8 Weeks – 2 hour weekly session
Cost: $50 registration + $25 refundable deposit
(optional opportunities to purchase food or items)

Time Commitment

Your group will meet for 2 hours, each week, for 8 weeks. Your $25 deposit will only be refunded if you attend at least 6 of the 8 weeks. 

Each weekend, there will be optional activities for you to participate in with other Meet the City members. These weekend activities do not count toward your refund - but they are great opportunities to get to know each other! Hang out with people at the St. Louis Art Museum, visit farmer's markets, go on hikes, and tour craft breweries! We'll organize an outing each weekend - it's up to you to chose which ones interest you. Some activities may require you to purchase tickets. 

Cost

Upfront cost for Meet the City is $75 which includes a $50 registration fee + a $25 refundable deposit to hold your spot.

  • The $50 registration fee covers:
    • Guided mini-tours of 8 St. Louis neighborhoods
    • Games and activities about St. Louis history and culture
    • A group guide who leads conversations and plans weekend events
    • Trips to some of the best cheap eats in St. Louis (food purchased separately)
    • A free Meet the City t-shirt
    • Event planning expenses
    • Business costs (website, printing, etc.)

Please note: food costs are not included in your registration. While you will have opportunities to purchase food and drink, you are never required to.

  • The $25 refundable deposit holds your place in the group. This deposit will be returned to you if you attend at least 6 of the 8 Meet the City sessions with your group (minus any applicable processing fees, usually $1-$2).