The mission of the Office of New Student Orientation & Parent Relations (NSOPR) at the University of Illinois Springfield is to assist new students with their transition to the university’s academic, social, and cultural community through purposeful programs, services, and resources that will provide a foundation for student success and retention. NSOPR also serves families of new and current students with programs and resources that will help them understand and provide support for their student’s initial transition to college all the way through to graduation.
The Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations (NSOPR) supports the University of Illinois Springfield’s commitment as an educational institution for all — regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship, immigration status or national origin. NSOPR does not ask for information regarding a student’s immigration status on any of our orientation documents.
Once a student has been admitted to the university and accepted their admission we try our best to ease the student’s transition to university life. We also encourage students to involve their parents by asking them to attend the parent/family program, so parents and family members will learn more about university programs and services and can support students while they are on campus. We currently recruit students to assist with translating sessions for Spanish speaking families as a way to help more parents and /family members to participate in our programming and this wonderful time in their student’s life.
All parents/family members of enrolled students are welcome in the Prairie Stars Family Association (PSFA). Parent and family members are also welcome to join their student at our annual Family Weekend, held in late September or October each year. This is a great opportunity for parents and family members to catch a glimpse of their student’s life at UIS while spending time with their student.