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.

What’s New:


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

UIS is now a Tobacco Free Campus
Tobacco-Free Campus


(217) 206.8181


Office Location

University Hall Building

Mailing Address

One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080, Springfield, IL 67203-5407

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 has reduced staffing during university semester breaks when many student employees are not working.  This may impact our ability to respond to communications in a timely manner during those dates. Please be patient as it will take longer to return emails and phone calls.

Reduced staffing:  Spring Break (March 11-15, 2019); Spring semester finals week and the week after finals (May 6-17, 2019);  Thanksgiving week; Fall Semester Finals, and Winter Break.

UIS is closed in observance of 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.