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Freshman Student Orientation

Orientation is designed to assist you and your parents/guests in making the transition to university life.

All new first-year students are required to participate in one of the orientation sessions prior to your first semester.

Orientation is most beneficial when students and parents attend together. The online registration process is now available.  The following dates are what you will be able to choose from for our Summer orientation sessions.

Orientation 2014 Brochure

Freshmen Orientation

Summer 2014 Orientation Dates-Click the date you are interested in registering for

Monday, June 16-Tuesday, June 17

Thursday, June 19-Friday, June 20

***Friday, July 11

Monday, July 14- Tuesday, July 15

Thursday, July 17-Friday, July 18

**Monday, July 21-Tuesday, July 22

**Not an option for students admitted into the Capital Scholars Honors Program

*** Not an option for students admitted into the Capital Scholars Honors Program. Placement testing will not be available, if you are interested in attending this orientation date and have required placement tests, your placement tests must be completed prior to attending orientation. Please see Remote Placement Testing instructions below.



Retrieving your NETID

Click here to retrieve your NETID

You will need to retrieve your Netid and password to register for your orientation date. Orientation sessions are limited to 70 students per session. Register as soon as possible so that you are able to attend your preferred session!

Once you have set up your Netid and password, your University email account will be activated. It is important to note that communication confirming your orientation attendance will be sent to your University email account.

Placement Testing

Placement testing will not be offered at UIS during the July 11th summer orientation. Students registering for the one-day (July 11th)  orientation must complete placement testing in advance at a remote site. Go to to request placement testing at the remote location most convenient to you. When your request is received and your registration is complete, you will receive an email with your registration number and instructions to schedule your exam time at the remote location. Please send in your request at least 4 weeks before your planned orientation date to allow sufficient time to register and schedule your exam. If you do not receive the confirmation email 7-10 days from the date you submit the request, or you have other questions, please call the Advising Center at 217-206-7471.

During the June 16-17th, June 19-20th,  July 14-15th and July 17-18th Orientation sessions you will have the opportunity to take a Math Placement and/or a Language Placement Test. To find out more information about these tests, and if you will have to take one please visit the Math Placement Test Website or the Modern Language Placement Test Website.

You are encouraged to complete your math and reading placement testing at a location near your home, at least one week prior to attending orientation. Register for remote testing.

For information about required tests, please contact Undergraduate Academic Advising at (217) 206-7471


Immunization records must be submitted and in compliance by the 10th day of classes for the semester in order to avoid a non-refundable late processing fee. For more information about immunization requirements, visit Health Services or call (217) 206.6676. For more information please contact us at (217) 206.6665 or email