Future Orientation Dates

Spring 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
  • Saturday, January 16:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Inclement Weather reschedule for First-Year Orientation.

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

 

Fall 2016 First-Year (Freshmen) New Student Orientation

(for first-year, freshmen students enrolling at UIS in the Fall of 2016)

There are two parts to the mandatory first-year (freshmen) orientation experience.  Students will attend one of the Part I: June/July Overnight Orientation sessions.  August Launch Week: Reach for the Stars, is the second part of the Orientation program.  Please make sure to note this on personal and family calendars when planning work and vacation schedules.

Part I: June/July Overnight, First-Year Orientation Sessions (choose one)

  • F1:  Tuesday, June 14-Wednesday, June 15
  • F2:  Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 18
  • F3:   Tuesday, June 21-Wednesday, June 22
  • F4:  Monday, July 18-Tuesday, July 19  *This date is reserved for STARS participants and families as part of the STARS Summer Bridge Program.
  • F5:  Thursday, July 21-Friday, July 22
  • F7: Monday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 16  ** This session is reserved. Students admitted/accepted after July 1, out-of-state, and international students will be given priority this session. Registration for this date will open July 15, 2016.

Part II: August Launch Week: Reach for the Stars (Orientation Week for all new First-Year, Freshmen), August 17-August 20

Wednesday, August 17

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.           First Year Move-in to on-campus housing
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.           Orientation Check-in for On-Campus Students, Founders Residence Hall and Lincoln Residence Hall
  • 3:30 – 4 p.m.              Orientation Check-in for Commuter Students, Public Affairs Center (PAC)
  • 4 – 5 p.m.                   Commuter Student Meet ‘n Greet (mandatory for freshmen living off-campus)
  • 4 – 5 p.m.                   Residence Life Bingo (mandatory for students living in FRH and LRH)
  • 4 – 5 p.m.                   Prairie Star Family Association
  • 5 – 6 p.m.                   Welcome BBQ (FREE)
  • 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.         New Student and Family Convocation, Sangamon Auditorium (FREE)
  • 8 – 9 p.m.                   Prairie Star Connections (replacing PlayFair)
  • 9:30  p.m.                    Residence Life  Floor Meetings

Thursday, August 18

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mandatory programming;

Friday, August 19

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mandatory programming;

Saturday, August 20

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 -8 p.m.  Mandatory programming;

Monday, August 22

First Day of Classes

New Transfer and Graduate Student Orientation Sessions

Orientation for new Transfer and Graduate Students is not mandatory, but highly encouraged.  The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to “Take Care of Business” while campus offices are open.

Summer 2016  Orientation

(for New Transfer/Graduate Students Admitted for Summer 2016) 

  • T/G 1: Monday, April 11, 4 – 7 p.m.


Fall 2016 Transfer/Graduate New Student Orientation

(for New Transfer/Graduate Students Admitted for Summer 2016) 

  • TG 2: Thursday, June 16, 1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
  • TG 3:  Wednesday, July 20, 1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
  • TG 4:  Friday, August 19, 4 – 7:15 p.m.

 

For more info contact:

  • Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations
    Phone: (217) 206-8181
    Email: uisso@uis.edu