Fall Semester Launch

Hey, Fall Class of 2020!  Save the Date
First Year Students at the Pep Rally held during Launch Week

All new first-year students (commuter and on-campus residential) are required to attend Fall Semester Launch programs August 19-22.  This is the second part of your Orientation to UIS. We have a number of events scheduled Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before classes start to help you become a more effective student, get acclimated to campus, meet your classmates, and have fun before classes start on Monday, August 24!


Wednesday, August 19

First-Year (Freshmen) Move-in for Students Living on Campus

5 – 6:15 p.m.            Semester Launch Check-in
6:30 – 7:25 p.m.       Orientation Group Meetings
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.       Residence Life Mandatory Meetings (For Residential, On-Campus Living Students)
Commuter Student Meeting (For Commuters, Off-Campus Living Students)
8:35 – 9:30 p.m.       Prairie Star Connections (Class event for all students)



Thursday, August 20

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Mandatory programming.  

7 – 9 p.m.           New Student Convocation.  Meet Your Classmates. Receive the first piece of your Commencement Regalia – your graduation medallion, and sign the Class of 2024 Pledge to Success.

Friday, August 21

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Mandatory programming.
7 – 9 p.m.           Class Programming

Saturday, August 22

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Mandatory programming.

                                 Welcome Week Programming begins (FREE and FUN)

Sunday, August 23

Olivia's group at habitat site for Stars Serving Springfield during Launch Week 2017
Olivia’s group at habitat site for Stars Serving Springfield during Launch Week 2017

                           Welcome Week Programming (FREE and FUN)

Monday, August 24

                           First Day of Classes

*Schedule subject to change. Final details will be available in late July.

Semester Launch Photo Gallery