Future Orientation Dates


Summer/Fall 2021 First-Year (Freshmen) New Student Orientation

Robert Archbold with OTeam members Osayi and Taaricia
Robert Archbold with OTeam members Osayi and Taaricia

For all first-year, freshmen students admitted to the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. Registration for Summer Orientation will open in mid March 2021.

While it is still too early to state if orientation will be solely online or in-person, we are planning elements that will be asynchronous (at your own pace) and synchronous (live Zoom sessions). If we are able to do an in-person event, programming will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. Keep these dates in mind as you plan for summer:

June 11 June 12 June 14 June 15
June 17 June 18 June 22 June 23
June 25 June 26 June 28 June 29

Registration for Orientation will be available for students who have accepted their admission by completing the Intent to Enroll form on their UIS Admission Status page (please note it takes about 12-24 hours for the system to process the form before you will be allowed to register for orientation). See our website go.uis.edu/MyFirstYear

 

Hannah's group at the Food Pantry as part of Stars Serving Springfield experience during Launch Week 2017
Hannah’s group at the Food Pantry as part of Stars Serving Springfield experience during Launch Week 2017

Students at KickStart dinner June 13, 2017

August Welcome

Orientation continues with August Welcome. It is mandatory for all new First-Year, Freshmen. Programming will be August 18-19.  Anticipate being on campus both days. Programming will be throughout the morning, afternoon, and early evening.  Attendance is taken at mandatory events. A schedule will be posted in early July.


New Transfer and Graduate Student Orientation Sessions Summer and Fall 2021

Orientation for new Transfer and Graduate Students is not mandatory, but highly encouraged.  We will have an asynchronous, online orientation through Canvas available in late May. You will be invited to participate after you submit your Intent to Enroll and register for Orientation from your Admission Status page. We will also hold several synchronous Zoom sessions to allow new transfer and graduate students to get acquainted, meet some current students, and have their questions answered.  Dates for the Zoom sessions will be announced later this spring.

Our goal is to have an in person, “Take Care of Business” program in August, circumstances allowing. Check back in early July for registration information.


Spring 2022 Orientation

First-Year Freshmen Students:

Spring First-Year Orientation: Spring Orientation for First-years (freshmen and freshmen transfer students) will be Wednesday, January 12 through Friday, January 14, 2022.  Please mark your calendars.  Classes start on Tuesday, January 18.  Reservations for Orientation will be available in early November.

Transfer/Graduate Students:  Orientation for new Transfer and Graduate Students will be held Tuesday, January 11. More information about our program will be available in early November 2021. Reservations will be open for Transfer or Graduate New Student Orientation in early November.