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New Student Orientation and Parent Relations University of Illinois Springfield

Future Orientation Dates

Fall Semester:  June, July, August 2015 Orientation Schedule

Congratulations and a big Prairie Star Welcome to our new freshmen, transfer, and graduate students admitted to the Fall 2015 Semester at UIS!  

Schedules and registration for First-Year Orientation and Transfer / Graduate Student sessions for students enrolling in summer or fall 2015 are now live.

Here is some helpful information as you plan your summer activities…

First-Year Summer Orientation Dates:

June/July Two-Day, Overnight Orientation Session (attend only 1)*

  • F1:     Friday, June 12 – Saturday, June 13  (Space for 40 Traditional Students)
  • F2:    Monday, June 15 – Tuesday, June 16   (Space for 35 CAP Scholars and 40 Traditional Students)
  • F3:    Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19  (Space for 35 CAP Scholars and 40 Traditional Students)
  • F4:    Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 11     (Space for 35 CAP Scholars and 40 Traditional Students)
  • F5:    Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 14    (Space for 35 CAP Scholars and 40 Traditional Students)
  • Summer Bridge:  July 20-July 21: STARS Bridge Program Participant and Family Orientation session (See STARS website for more information about the July 20-31 program and participant information.  Participants in Summer Bridge program attend this summer orientation program).
  • F7:    August TBA (reserved for students admitted/accepted after July 1. Registration will open July 21)

August Orientation, First-Year Resident Move-In, and Commuter Meeting (a schedule of activities and more details will be available July 1):

  • August 19:     Move-in for students living on-campus (details will be made available by Residence Life in July)  ** If you know you will be driving to Springfield and staying overnight you may want to make hotel reservations now.  The Illinois State Fair is August 13-23, 2015.  
  • August 19:     Commuter Meet ‘n Greet (mandatory for all first-year commuters)
  • August 19:     New Student & Family Welcome Dinner (5-6 p.m.) FREE!
  • August 19:     New Student & Family Convocation (6-7 p.m. ) FREE!
  • August 20-22:  August Orientation (mandatory for all first years)
  • August 24:     First Day of Classes
  • October 16-18:  Family Weekend (more information will be available late August)

Transfer/Graduate Student Orientation Dates: 

  • Monday, April 13 (for students enrolling summer 2015 and fall 2015)
  • Wednesday, June 17 (for students enrolling fall 2015)
  • Wednesday, July 15 (for students enrolling fall 2015)
  • August 21 (for students enrolling fall 2015, reserved for students admitted after July 1)


Spring Semester 2016 Orientation Schedule

(for students admitted to the UIS for the Spring Semester of 2016 registration for these orientation sessions will be live on October 1, 2015 )

  • Monday, November 9:  Transfer and Graduate Orientation
  • Tuesday, January 12:  Transfer and Graduate Student Orientation 
  • Wednesday, January 13- Friday, January 15:  Freshmen Orientation
  • Friday, January 15: Inclement Weather reschedule for Transfer/Graduate program if it is cancelled due to inclement weather

NOTE: Transfers/Graduate Students you will only need to attend one orientation.

For more info contact:

  • Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations
    Phone: (217) 206-8181