Future Orientation Dates

Spring 2021 Orientation

First-Year Freshmen Students:

KickStart: Wednesday, January 13 – Thursday, January 14, 2021
Semester Launch: Thursday, January 14 – Saturday, January 16, 2021

Transfer/Graduate Students:  Tuesday, January 12, 2019 4-7:45 p.m. Schedule and advising information will be available on the Transfer or Graduate New Student Orientation pages respectively beginning in November.


Summer/Fall 2020 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 2020 semesters. Registration for Summer KickStart will open February 2020.

There are two parts to the mandatory first-year (freshmen) orientation experience: KickStart and Semester Launch.  Please make sure to note these dates on personal and family calendars when planning work and vacation schedules.

Registration is now open 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

Part II: Semester Launch

Semester Launch is for all new First-Year, Freshmen August 19-22.  Attendance is taken at mandatory events. A schedule will be posted in July. See the website for an outline of times students should plan on being on campus. .


New Transfer and Graduate Student Orientation Sessions Summer and Fall 2020

Orientation for new Transfer and Graduate Students is not mandatory, but highly encouraged.  “Take Care of Business” while campus offices are open.  The program is from 4-7:30 p.m. (subject to change). Dates for the Summer/Fall 2020 sessions are:

Thursday, May 28 Strongly encouraged for students entering Summer 2020
Wednesday, July 15
Friday, August 14 last session before Fall semester begins on August 24

Registration for Transfer and Graduate Orientation admitted to the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters will be available in early March 2020.


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

Dates for Summer/Fall KickStart for students enrolling in 2021 will be posted in late October.


For more info contact:

Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations
Phone: (217) 206-8181
Email: UISOrientation@uis.edu