Future Orientation Dates

Spring 2021 Orientation

First-Year Freshmen Students:

KickStart: Asynchronous online, at-your-own-pace modules in Canvas will be released in early December. Live Zoom sessions will be scheduled Wednesday, January 13 – Friday, January 15, 2021.

Transfer/Graduate Students:  Asynchronous online, at-your-own-pace modules in Canvas will be released in early December. Live Zoom session for Transfers/Graduate Students will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2019 between 4-8 p.m. The schedule and advising information will be available on the Transfer or Graduate New Student Orientation pages respectively in early December.


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 KickStart will open in early 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 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 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 16-19.  Anticipate being on campus in all four days. 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. You will be invited to participate after you submit your Intent to Enroll.

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 – January First-Year (Freshmen) New Student Orientation

Dates for students enrolling in January 2022 will be posted in late October 2021.