New Student Orientation and Parent Relations

New Student Orientation assists students with their transition to the university’s academic, social, and cultural community through purposeful programs, providing a foundation for student success.

College of Business Minite-to-Win-It social during Launch Week 2018
OLs Daniel and Osayi with SOC Olivia and first-years at College of Business Minite-to-Win-It social during Launch Week 2018

Receive reminders and stay up-to-date with information about our orientation and family programming.

What’s New:

  • First-Year freshmen and Freshmen Transfer Students entering UIS in the Spring 2019 semester will participate in both part of our mandatory orientation programs (KickStart and Spring Launch) one after another. Starting Wednesday, January 9 through Saturday, January 12. Orientation registration for students admitted to the spring 2019 is now open. Check your mail for brochures and email for information.
  • Transfer and Graduate Students enrolling in the Spring 2019 semester may now register for the only Transfer/Graduate Orientation programs offered – Tuesday, January 8. Check your mail for the brochure and online for the schedule and link to register online.
  • Enrolling at UIS for Summer and Fall of 2019?  See Future Orientation Dates for dates which will be posted in early October.  Registration will open for orientation programming in early February .
  • Review our web pages for first-year (freshmen), Transfer, and Graduate Student New Student Checklists.

Receive reminders and stay up-to-date with information about our orientation and family programming.

 

UIS is a Tobacco-Free campus as mandated by the State of Illinois.

UIS is now a Tobacco Free Campus
Tobacco-Free Campus

Phone

(217) 206.8181

EMAIL

UISOrientation@uis.edu

Office Location

Student Affairs Building (SAB 60)

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST.   Monday thru Friday.

 

Young Abe the Orientation Leader
Young Abe the Orientation Leader

Reduced Staffing Days and Holidays

Our office may have reduced staffing during university semester breaks when Student Orientation Coordinators are not working.  This will impact our ability to respond to communications in a timely manner during Thanksgiving Recess (starting Wednesday, November 21, 2018) and Spring Break (March 11-15, 2019).

The Office of New Student Orientation & Parent Relations will be closed December 24, 2018 – Monday, January 1, 2019.  Please refer to our webpages for information about Spring Orientation programs. We will answer any calls and emails, and process orientation reservations when we return starting January 2, 2019.

Our office will have reduced staffing May 6-17, 2019).  Our Student Orientation Coordinators will be taking finals May 6-10 and then a week off after finals week. Please be patient as it will take longer to return emails and phone calls.

UIS is closed on the following holidays: New Years Eve and Day; Martin Luther King, Jr Day; Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day Thursday and Friday; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.