Spring Semester Launch (January)

Hey, Spring Class of 2020!
Save the Date for Spring Semester Launch at UIS!

All new first-year students, commuter (living at home) and residential (living on-campus), are required to attend the mandatory Spring Semester Launch program that begins right after KickStart on Thursday afternoon January 9, and continues through Friday, January 10. This is the second part of your Orientation to UIS. We have a number of events scheduled 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, January 13!


Spring 2016 first-years and Orientation Team members
Spring 2016 first-years and Orientation Team members


Thursday, January 9  (Tentative Schedule, will be finalized in mid December)

7:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m

Spring KickStart continued (students, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided today)

3:30 p.m.

Spring KickStart concludes. Families depart for home.

3:30 – 5 p.m.   

Semester Launch.

5 – 5:45 p.m.

Dinner for first-year students (included in student’s Orientation Fee).

5:45 – 9 p.m.

Evening activities: Women’s & Men’s Basketball (optional).

Friday, January 10

Semester Launch

8:30 a.m.

Orientation Leader Meeting and Breakfast.

10 a.m.  – 5:30 p.m.

Semester Launch mandatory sessions (Lunch: Residential Students use your meal plan money. Commuters, use your conference card.)

5:30  – 6:15 p.m.  p.m.

Dinner (included in student’s Orientation Fee)

Saturday, January 11

No Semester Launch Programming. Student Union and Food Studio closed.

Sunday, January 12

11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Food Studio Open for meals. No Semester Launch Programming.

Monday, January 13

First Day of Classes and beginning of Spring Welcome Week programming.

Can’t wait to see you!
The Orientation Team