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Future Orientation Dates

Spring Semester, January 2015 Orientation Schedule

(for students admitted to the UIS for the Spring Semester of 2015)

  • Monday, November 10:  Transfer/Graduate Orientation (for students admitted to the Spring 2015 semester)
  • Thursday, January 15-16:  Freshmen Orientation
  • Friday, January 16:  Transfer and Graduate Student Orientation (registration will open up November 14)
  • Saturday, January 17:   Inclement Weather reschedule for either program if it is cancelled due to inclement weather

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

More information will be sent out in mid October for incoming freshen who have already been admitted for the 2015 spring semester. Starting in November incoming students will receive an email shortly after you have been admitted to the university for the 2015 spring semester.

For more info contact:

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

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 June and July sessions will be available on February 1, 2015.  Schedules and registration for Transfer/Graduate Student Orientation for students admitted for the summer and fall semesters will be available March 1, 2015.  So please check back for more information in the new year.

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
  • F2:    Monday, June 15 – Tuesday, June 16
  • F3:    Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19
  • F4:    Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 11
  • F5:    Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 14
  • F7:    August TBA (reserved for students admitted/accepted after July 1)

August Orientation, 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

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)