Fall Semester Launch

Hey, Fall Class of 2019!  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 20-23.  This is the second part of your Orientation to UIS. We have a number of events scheduled that Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 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 26!

Download the Fall 2019 Semester Launch Draft Schedule (in pdf – available in July)

Tuesday, August 20 (check back for updates as we confirm our program)

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Semester Launch Check-in.  All students pick up your Star Guide and name tag.  You will be expected to bring this with you to all Semester Launch events.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Orientation Group Meetings.  Students will meet in their O-Groups to get acquainted with their first-year classmates and review the Semester Launch schedule. More information will be on you Star Guide label. (Mandatory for all students)

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Residence Life Floor Meetings (only for students living on campus).
  • Commuter Student Meeting (only for students living at home and commuting to campus).
8:30 p.m.
Prairie Star Connections – Meet the Class of 2023! (Mandatory for all students)

Wednesday, August 21

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mandatory programming.  (Commuters should plan to schedule work after 5 p.m.)

Thursday, August 22

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mandatory programming.  (Commuters should plan to schedule work after 5 p.m.)

Friday, August 23

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mandatory programming.  (Commuters should plan to schedule work after 5 p.m.)

Saturday, August 24

Welcome Week Programming begins (FREE and FUN)

Sunday, August 25

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)

Shopping Shuttle to local retailers (FREE – show i-Card) see the UIS Student Affairs Transportation programs for 2019-2020

Monday, August 26

First Day of Classes

 

Semester Launch Photo Gallery